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A New Path to Be Admitted to U of California

September 27, 2022

The University of California is going to create a new path for admission to the system, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The path is for students who met the 3.0 grade point average in high school but didn’t complete the required 15 college preparatory courses. The university said the program will be open to about 3,700 students, half of whom are low-income, underrepresented students of color or the first in their families to attend college.

To enter UC, these students must first successfully complete their missing courses and general education courses at a community college and earn good grades.

Those who do would be guaranteed a spot at one of six UC campuses: Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. They could still apply to the Berkeley, Los Angeles and San Diego campuses but would not be guaranteed a spot.

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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