Community College Admissions at 5Cs: Tensions between Holistic Review and Campus Diversity

By Katya Pollock (PO’21) In July 2018, 36 independent California colleges and universities signed an agreement to guarantee admission for California community college students who have completed at least 60 semester units in an eligible major. The agreement, called the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Commitment, aims to reduce uncertainty for students entering community colleges who…

How New Title IX Regulations Affect Pomona College

By Bryce Wachtell (PO ’21) On November 30th, Sue McCarthy—Pomona College’s Title IX Coordinator—sent an email to the student body regarding the Trump Administration’s proposed regulations to govern investigation and adjudication of sexual misconduct on college campuses.  The reversal of Obama-era guidelines have stirred controversy and stoked division for their new approach to long-standing issues.…

Tuition, Room, and Borders: CMC’s Need-Aware Admissions for International Students

By Angela Sun HMC ‘19 Claremont McKenna College (CMC) prides itself on being a need-blind institution. This means that applicants to the college are admitted solely on merit, without consideration of their ability to pay tuition costs. However, this label only extends to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. For international students, CMC weighs a student’s…