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Business schools are seeking to boost enrollment of younger students by requesting video essays and social media photos that highlight an applicant's passions and accomplishments. Such submissions give schools insight about students and help them "get to know who they are much earlier in the process," says Jamie Young of University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.
Diane Auer Jones, the US Education Department's principal deputy undersecretary, says the department will rethink its higher-education rules in upcoming sessions with the goal of decreasing compliance requirements for accreditors. Jones says proposed changes include doing away with the credit hour as a standard definition for coursework.
A survey shows that 88% of college students are financially stressed over the cost of tuition while 85% say they are worried about the cost of textbooks and course materials. The data also show that 61% of students share course materials with others, while 69% say they took a job to help pay for materials and other costs.
Students say that using devices in class does not have a negative effect on their performance, but a study has shown otherwise. Digital multitasking can adversely affect students' long-term retention of material, says Arnold Glass, a psychology professor at Rutgers University at New Brunswick.
Indian MBA applicant Vidur Yash Ahluwalia has a list of US business schools he wants to apply to, despite a trend in which more international students are shying away from US schools. Ahluwalia says despite the uncertainty around employment opportunities in the US, he wants to attend a top-ranked school such as Chicago Booth or Kellogg.