In 2018, there was a probe by the Department of Justice into whether colleges practicing Early Admissions violated anti-trust laws by sharing information about applicants.
The case SFFA v Harvard proceeded to trial, alleging Civil Rights Act violations by Harvard University through its race-conscious admissions practices that discriminate against Asians, and putting the limits of affirmative action in the context of college admissions again into the judicial arena.
Millions of high school students apply to college each year.
There were approximately 4.23 million in the high school graduating age group in 2018-19, with an estimated 3.68 million high school graduates (3.33 million in public schools and 0.35 million in private schools).
Recent trends in college admissions include increased numbers of applications, increased interest by students in foreign countries in applying to American universities, These trends have made college admissions a very competitive process, and a stressful one for student, parents and college counselors alike, while colleges are competing for higher rankings, lower admission rates and higher yields to boost their prestige and desirability. (Total freshmen enrollment at the top 100 most selective schools where an admit rate is below 35% is below 200,000 out of 2.90 million total freshmen in all post-secondary institutions).
On the other hand, colleges have increased outreach to attract applicants who have been historically underrepresented in their applicant pool and admitted classes, such as applicants from lower income neighborhoods (which may not be well served by knowledgeable college counselors) and applicants who are first generation college students.
With nearly 600 honors courses offered each year, you and your dedicated honors advisor can find perfect courses that fit your major and your interests.
And speaking of majors, if you can't find one that fits your unique educational goals, you have a unique option available only to Honors College students — the Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae [BARSC] degree, which allows you to design your own major.
From alumni awards to regional events, getting together with this accomplished group can open doors for you.
with most activity taking place during the twelfth grade, although students at top high schools often begin the process during their tenth grade or earlier.