ERIC Number: ED122684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Open Admissions and the CUNY Experience.
Trivett, David A.
An approach to open admissions has been tested for the past five years at the City University of New York (CUNY). The open admissions policy was adopted in July 1969 by the Board of Higher Education, acting under intense political pressure after a spring of unrest and confrontation. After five years at CUNY, the ideal and practice of open admissions--defined as the acceptance of high school graduates into college regardless of their high school record and the provision of remedial measures to bring them to college performance level--still promotes intense debate. Its achievement is difficult to assess without agreement on the objectives open admissions is to serve. Access to lower income students and racial and ethnic minorities has been increased, yet considerable doubt remains as to whether students admitted are surviving. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission Criteria, Educational Needs, Equal Education, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Minority Groups, Models, Open Enrollment, Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.