State adjusts college admissions standards

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September 20, 2019 - 4:06 PM

In-state college admissions will change for Kansas high school students like this chemistry class at Topeka West High School. CHRIS NEAL / FOR THE KANSAS NEWS SERVICE

The Kansas Board of Regents voted Wednesday to change the benchmarks for in-state students to attend the state’s six public universities, and class-rank requirements are out.

The move is meant to increase the number of Kansas high-schoolers who are eligible to attend Kansas State University, Emporia State University, Pittsburg State University, Fort Hays State University, Wichita State University and the University of Kansas.

It’s also expected to help more first-generation college students attend Kansas universities and simplify the required list of academic prerequisites. But critics say they’re concerned changing standards could reduce high schoolers’ readiness for college.

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