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Court Decision Preserving Ban on Race in Admission in Michigan Underscores Importance of Continued Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Diversity
The United States Supreme Court issued a decision in the Schuette v. BAMN case,  upholding a 2006 Michigan ballot initiative that banned the consideration of race in public college and university admission in that state. The net effect of the case is limited, as the Court did not rule on the constitutionality of considering race in admission. For public colleges and universities in Michigan, however, the decision means those institutions may no longer consider applicants’ race or ethnicity during the application review process.
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 College Openings Update

​Coming May 6: NACAC’s 2014 College Openings Update

NACAC will release the results of the 27th annual College Openings Update: Options for Qualified Students (formerly known as the Space Availability Survey) on May 6. A searchable list of NACAC-member colleges that are still accepting applications for Fall 2014 freshman and or transfer admission will be available to the public. Many colleges indicate openings after the initial deadline and update their listings as enrollment changes. Students and counselors are encouraged to check the list periodically.
All NACAC member colleges have been invited to indicate openings for Fall 2014. For more information, contact us.

 President's Column

Sadness and Progress in Working with First-Generation Students
There are not many among us who would load buses with high school seniors in Los Angeles and ride with them more than 10 hours through the heartland of California toward a university for a preview weekend.  Earlier this month, Arthur Arzola did just that—providing transportation and a means to a dream for LA area high school students anticipating enrolling at Humboldt State University (CA) in the fall.  Tragically the trip was cut short in the horrific accident north of Sacramento that claimed 10 lives, including Arzola’s. Read more.

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