Grambling State University to End Open Admissions Policy

The board of supervisors of the state university system in Louisiana wants to increase the academic standing of its public colleges and universities. As a result, Grambling State University, the historically black institution in Grambling, Louisiana, will end its open admissions policy. Beginning in 2007 Grambling will gradually phase in admissions standards for incoming students.

By 2010, when the admissions standards will fully be in place, incoming students will be required to have maintained a minimum 2.0 grade point average in high school and achieved a score of 20 on the American College Testing Program’s ACT college entrance examination. Currently the median score of black students on the ACT test is 17 on a scale of 1 to 36.

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