ERIC Number: ED035373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct-7
Reference Count: 0
Report and Recommendations to the Board of Higher Education of the City of New York. University Commission on Admissions, The City University of New York.
City Univ. of New York, NY.
Responding to a mandate from the Board of Higher Education to submit a plan for an open admissions policy that would allocate students to the various programs of the University, the University Commission on Admissions of the City University of New York (CUNY) offers three admissions plans, all based on the use of the criterion of class rank instead of absolute high school grade average, and on the continuation of the SEEK criteria for admission to the senior colleges. Proposal I would admit a majority of the freshman class on the basis of rank "in the student's own school", and the remaining students under SEEK criteria. Proposal II would admit 60% of the freshman class on the basis of high school rank and about 15% under SEEK criteria; the remaining 25% would be admitted on the basis of stated preferences and assigned by lot. The third proposal would admit most entering freshmen on the basis of rank in class and others under SEEK criteria; additional places would be reserved so that students previously admitted to senior and community colleges under traditional criteria would still be admitted. Determination of the exact proportion of students entering under SEEK criteria would result in ethnic balance among the different units of CUNY. The report also discusses CUNY's structure, its traditional curriculum, student placement procedures and how these would be recognized, and special programs and services that would be essential to the implementation of a viable open admissions policy. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY.
Identifiers: City University of New York