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A newsletter about what’s ahead for higher education. From Jeff Selingo, an expert who helps parents, university leaders, and business executives navigate the changing landscape.

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As California goes, so goes the nation?

Colleges that made test optional a "temporary policy" during the pandemic are weighing whether to extend it yet again for a third year of applicants. Last week, the University of California decided to close the book on testing.

Making sense of it all

Some leaders are looking forward to a “post-pandemic future” that could come as soon as spring. But what does that mean? A return to 2019? Or a radically different model?

What the fall of 2020 means for the autumns ahead

Unlike the Great Recession, which knocked even wealthy colleges off their footing, the pandemic is only accelerating a great separation in higher ed. The rich got richer over the last 18 months. For some colleges, it will be very difficult to play catch-up.

A lost class

The college graduating class of 2024 is poised to have smaller numbers of students going forward until commencement and people who struggle to keep up after a year of remote learning.