Category: college applications

The Common App Will Stop Asking about Students’ Criminal Histories

The Atlantic By Alia Wong The nonprofit organization behind the Common Application, a single form that students can fill out to apply to any college that uses it, announced this week that, starting next year, it will no longer ask students about their criminal history. The shift could alter the life course for many students …

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Colleges Shouldn’t Ask about Applicants’ Criminal Histories, but Most in Philly Do

Generocity By Julie Zeglen Ban the box and Clean Slate initiatives have gained statewide traction in recent months as means to eliminate barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated folks. But what about those folks facing barriers to education? This morning, Community Legal Services (CLS) released its report “Opening Doors: How Philadelphia Area Colleges Can Promote Access …

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LA Becomes First State to Ban the Box on College Admissions Applications

Fox 8 WVUE New Orleans By Shelly Brown Governor John Bel Edwards signed House Bill 688 into law on Friday, making Louisiana the first state in the nation to ban the box on college admissions applications. Starting this fall, the new law prohibits public post-secondary education institutions in the state from inquiring about a potential …

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