In an Effort to Boost Its Graduation Rate, Fayetteville State University Creates New Academic Qualifications for Admission

The board of trustees of Fayetteville State University, the historically black educational institution in North Carolina, approved new admissions standards for entering students. Students from North Carolina will now need a score of 750 on the combined reading and mathematics portion of the SAT and will have had to achieve at least a 2.0 grade point average in high school. In five years, students will need to score 800 on the combined SAT and have a 2.5 grade point average in high school.

The average combined SAT score for black students in North Carolina is 851 so most college-bound high school graduates will have little trouble meeting the new admission standards.