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The University of California hasn’t been transparent about its admissions process. But it should be in order to quell concerns that it's been violating a state law against affirmative action. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Transparency would help UC quell concerns about its admissions policies

This post was updated Oct. 22 at 1:53 p.m. College admission policies have always been shrouded in secrecy. Transparency, however, might eventually become the new norm. Read more...

Photo: The University of California hasn’t been transparent about its admissions process. But it should be in order to quell concerns that it's been violating a state law against affirmative action. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

The University of California hasn’t been transparent about its admissions process. But it should be in order to quell concerns that it's been violating a state law against affirmative action. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)



The general GRE tests students in verbal reasoning, quantitive reasoning and analytical writing, but graduate programs in the University of California system should no longer require students to take the exam to apply. The general GRE test doesn’t test students in the knowledge they’ll need to know in their prospective graduate degree programs and is, therefore, an unnecessary hassle. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

GRE wastes applicants’ time, fails to indicate future student success

Prospective graduate students have a lot of boxes to check: personal statements, transcripts and also a four-hour high school review costing about $200, otherwise known as the GRE. Read more...

Photo: The general GRE tests students in verbal reasoning, quantitive reasoning and analytical writing, but graduate programs in the University of California system should no longer require students to take the exam to apply. The general GRE test doesn’t test students in the knowledge they’ll need to know in their prospective graduate degree programs and is, therefore, an unnecessary hassle. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

The general GRE tests students in verbal reasoning, quantitive reasoning and analytical writing, but graduate programs in the University of California system should no longer require students to take the exam to apply. The general GRE test doesn’t test students in the knowledge they’ll need to know in their prospective graduate degree programs and is, therefore, an unnecessary hassle. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)


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