A few weeks ago, the Daily Cal reported that this year’s incoming students will be the largest group yet, but the post-apocalyptic classes will be damned if they don’t continue Cal’s 10-year tradition of breaking enrollment records.

It looks like the UC system is planning on relaxing its admission standards, and we’re not quite sure how to feel. Among the proposed changes are scrapping the SAT Subject test req, a total review of some apps that don’t quite reach the minimum standards, and–this one puzzles us the most–for-sure admission to a few of the unqualified.

Maybe we’re a little fuzzy on the semantics, but it would seem that–by definition–someone who’s unqualified can’t be admitted. So what are the minimum qualifications now, if they aren’t really minimum qualifications?

“Suggested standards?” “Proposed conditions?” “Gosh darnit, you did your best but didn’t quite make it so we’ll let you in anyway and give us a hug?”

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UC close to new admissions requirements [Contra Costa Times]



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