Highlights in Higher Ed: Understanding Post-traditional and International Students

Liberal arts degree — still worth it A new study by a pair of economists at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation suggests that a liberal arts degree is still worth the cost. While it may not garner as much income as an engineering degree, it Read More

Highlights in Higher Ed: Admissions Selectivity and Graduation Rates

Legacy status and athletics edge out race in admissions public poll When the American public was polled by Pew Research Center, almost 75% opposed the consideration of race in admissions. Just 7% thought race should be a major factor, and only 8% think legacy status Read More

Setting New Standards: How Weill Cornell Uses Data to Keep Pace with Evolving Admissions Trends

As 2019 unfolds, it’s clear that the ongoing Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard lawsuit has the potential to reshape affirmative action — and may become more important for U.S. higher education institutions than the multiple rulings in Fisher v. University of Texas. Of course, Read More

Highlights in Higher Ed: Instagram Influencers and Business School Rankings

Instagram influencers push FAFSA completion Social media plays a huge role in college recruitment marketing, and upcoming students are still not completing the FAFSA — in fact, only 38% of high school seniors have completed it thus far. This has prompted an Instagram campaign, pushing Read More

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover: Scoring GME Applicants

Recently, a Liaison colleague told an interesting story comparing her first meeting with her undergraduate advisor versus her business school advisor. She recounted that her undergraduate advisor opened a folder containing her profile and flatly stated, “Based on your SAT scores and the high school Read More

February CAS News and Notes

By Mike Margitich, Liaison’s Vice President of Centralized Application Service (CAS™) Products Liaison International is committed to providing our clients with the greatest possible transparency regarding recent (and planned) Centralized Application Service (CAS™) updates. With that in mind, we’ve compiled this version of our monthly Read More

Highlights in Higher Ed: Social Media and New Buildings

More Social Media Changes Coming Facebook announced that they will be integrating their Messenger program with WhatsApp and Instagram by 2020. While social media plays a role in marketing for higher education, this change will be crucial for colleges as GenZ continues to complete applications. Read More

What Does APA See in PSYCAS™? “An Expansive Set of Solutions for Applicants and Programs”

Daniel S. Michalski, Ph.D., is the Associate Director for Graduate and Postgraduate Education & Training at the American Psychological Association (APA). In that role, he oversees the recruiting of college and university psychology programs to participate in PSYCAS™, the Centralized Application Service (CAS™) for graduate Read More

Highlights in Higher Ed: Housing and Politics

New Education Plan Around the Corner? In what looks like a last-chance effort, Sen. Lamar Alexander is pushing to get the Higher Education Act reauthorized before his term is over, preferably within the next year. The Republican from Tennessee laid out three goals with the Read More

Say YES to Yield Events

5 Ways to Get Families Buzzing About Admitted Students Day Out of all the campus-wide events hosted each year, Admitted Students Day sits at the top. While Open House events in the fall may encourage students to apply, Admitted Students Days can entice your best-fit Read More