Feb 26, 2010 12:50 PM by APNewsNow

SLU to raise admission standards

HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Southeastern Louisiana University is aiming to raise admission standards for next fall semester.
President John Crain said he will seek approval to raise the minimum high school grade point average from the current 2.0 GPA to 2.5, or an ACT composite score from the current 20 to 21, or placement in the top 25 percent of the student's high school class versus the 50 percent placement now required.
He said another requirement would be that students cannot have a GPA below 2.0, need no more than one developmental course and must have completed the state Board of Regents Core Curriculum.
The University of Louisiana System Board approved increasing admission standards effective in fall 2011.
Crain said Southeastern's requested standards are slightly higher and would be implemented a year earlier.
Information from: The Daily Star,

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