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160 Private Colleges Fail Education Dept.’s Financial-Responsibility Test

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According to a The Chronicle of Higher Education analysis of data released on Friday, 160 degree-granting private colleges failed the U.S. Education Department’s financial-responsibility test, which seeks to quantify the financial health of proprietary and nonprofit institutions, for the 2013-14 academic year. That’s two more than failed the year before.  Of the 160 failing institutions, 94 are nonprofit and the rest are for-profit. For the previous year, 108 of the 158 failing institutions were nonprofit. [read more]

New Federal Rule Will Avert Deportation for Thousands of Students

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Foreign students in science and technology will be able to extend their stay in the United States, under a new rule to be published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security this week. The regulation will be welcome relief to some 34,000 students — as well as to colleges and employers — who could have been forced to leave the country this spring because of a legal challenge to a program, Optional Practical Training, that allows them to work in the United States after graduation. [read more]


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Texas A&M has announced that final freshman admission decisions will be sent this week. These decisions will include offers of admission to all summer provisional program, the Texas A&M Blinn TEAM program, the Engineering Academy at Blinn-Bryan, new Engineering Program at Galveston as well as offers to our Program for System Admission (PSA). Students should check AIS for the most updated information regarding their decisions.

Depression High Among College Athletes

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Researchers at Drexel University, Kean University, and the College of New Jersey published an article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine reporting that 25% of college athletes suffer from depression.  These results concur with other tests conducted by the NCAA.  Responding to the findings of the NCAA study, the NCAA released a document outlining the best practices for dealing with athletes in need of mental-health care. [read more]