Notes in the Margins: Asian MBAs, grumpy towns and waiting a year

Asian M.B.A. Programs on the Rise More students—including U.S. candidates—are pursuing business school in China and India. (U.S. News & World Report)

What students forget to do when picking a college By asking questions, students and their parents can learn how the academic life is structured — and by whom — at a given institution. While some students view any curricular requirement as an undue burden, an institution’s core curriculum says a lot about what is valued by the faculty, about what they think are critical elements in being a well-educated citizen. (The Washington Post)

Towns asking more of colleges Two college towns say they’re fed up with providing municipal services to help educational institutions in their communities without getting substantial tax payments in return. (The Boston Globe)

Colleges catering to curious parents as well as prospective students More and more schools are discovering that it’s not enough to communicate with prospective students. The colleges are also wooing parents who are digitally tethered to their offspring and want more involvement than writing a tuition check. (The Washington Post)

Admission to College, With Catch: Year’s Wait Some colleges admit weaker applicants on condition that they first attend another school and get good grades there. (The New York Times)