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YSU to tighten its enrollment standards



Published: Tue, October 29, 2013 @ 4:57 p.m.

YSU to tighten its enrollment standards

YOUNGSTOWN

Beginning in fall 2014, Youngstown State University will no longer accept any student who applies.

YSU President Randy J. Dunn said the university will remain an open access institution, but over the years that had morphed into a practice of open enrollment.

The university will continue its conditional admission procedure, offering admission to students who fall below certain standards, typically those scoring below a 17 on the ACT or below 820 on the SAT, but those who score very low will not be admitted.

Dunn said some students admitted scored between 6 and 12 on the ACT.

“Those students are not college ready,” he said Tuesday.

They could be referred to Eastern Gateway Community College or another community college and if they prove they’re prepared for college, YSU wants them to apply, Dunn said.

He estimated the procedure change would affect between 25 and 50 students annually.


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1sytconcrete(1 comment)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

what a joke, recieve millions in donations build new buildings, raise tuition.and cant even keep thugs out of the parking garage. hire more security. now not everyone will be accepted. i see a hike in fees for the students. im ashamed to send my daughter there

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276Ytown(1313 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

sytconcrete: Do ya think they may this new rule so that those students who are not ready for college are not set up to fail and incur college debt? YSU probably doesn't have special ed classes.

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3DToohey(10 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

I applaude this move, The running joke was you don;t get out of YSU in less than 6 yrs. If more students were better prepared before entering college they would do better and not drop out.
Speaking from experience I was not prepared to enter college at YSU. I could have benefited from Community college back in the day. Instead I had to retake my entire first year and take special classes to learn study skills. taking comm college classes might of saved me alot in tuition like what 76YTOWN said.

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