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College Admissions Body Forced to Nix Unfair Recruit Tactics

Dec. 12, 2019, 8:11 PM

A nationwide trade association that guides the college admission recruitment process for hundreds of universities will have to change some of its tactics after the Justice Department deemed its rules anticompetitive.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), a group representing thousands of admission officers and college counselors, is required under a government settlement to drop three anticompetitive rules from its code of ethics, the DOJ said Dec. 12 in a statement.

A government investigation found that the rules were “illegal restraints on the ways that colleges compete in the recruiting of students,” the DOJ said.

Under the settlement,...

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