The College Board Offers a New Guide for Consideration of Race in College Admissions in the Post-Grutter Era

The College Board has released a new manual entitled Admissions and Diversity After Michigan: The Next Generation of Legal and Policy Issues. The manual is meant as a guide for college admissions officials to give them advice on what will be allowed and what will not be permitted by the courts in the aftermath of the Grutter ruling. The manual discusses race-neutral alternatives to race-sensitive admissions and how universities can make the case that racial diversity is essential to the overall learning environment.

The manual is coauthored by Arthur L. Coleman and Scott R. Palmer, who both served as deputy assistant secretary of education for civil rights during the Clinton administration.

The full report can be downloaded by clicking here.