Thursday, February 4, 2016
NYU Questions Criminal Background Checks on College Application Form
New York University wants the board behind a college application website to look into removing two controversial questions about students' disciplinary history and criminal record — saying they may impede minority and disadvantaged students' chances at admission.
The Common Application, an online portal that helps streamline the college application process by giving students a one-stop process for more than 600 participating schools, was created in 1975 with the goal of improving access to higher education.. . .