ED rules are about to undergo some changes?
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edited September 19 in College Admissions
"The counselling association" below refers to the National Association for College Admission Counseling:4 replies
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/rich-likely-benefit-changes-us-early-admission-rules?The counselling association’s current guidelines discourage offering incentives beyond an early response. But colleges have been known to make indirect suggestions of benefits, such as higher odds of acceptance and greater certainty of access to limited amounts of the institution’s pot of financial aid money.
Such benefits are widely understood to confer an advantage upon students and families with the greatest familiarity with colleges and their admissions processes, and thus short-change students from poorer and non-white backgrounds.
The changes proposed by the Trump administration could widen that income- and race-based opportunity gap, by making clear that such incentives are fully permissible and by encouraging all colleges to keep offering such incentives even after a student accepts an admissions offer at a different institution.