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ISU president defends admissions policy

Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:35:43 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

Chicago area lawmakers have told ISU President Al Bowman that university admission standards don't give enough of a chance to high school graduates with lower test scores. Bowman responded during a hearing on the university budget request that accepting kids without certain ACT scores doesn't do them any favors.


Bowman says it's better not to admit students with lesser scores because they will not end up with loan debt and no degree. Lawmakers asked if it wouldn't be better to beef up support programs. Bowman says those programs are already in place and if students don't graduate he feels no guilt.

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