Could direct admit policies help more graduating high school seniors persist?

Could direct admit policies help more graduating high school seniors persist?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, a number of colleges are experimenting with direct admit admissions policies, including a broad program in Minnesota where 50 high schools will be participating in a direct admit system in partnership with 40 colleges who can set up their own GPA qualifier at which any participating students will be directly admitted into the respective institutions.

The takeaway? One of the primary goals of these programs is to make sure that low-income first generation but academically qualified students understand that they can succeed in college. To not let their own wrongful disbelief be the blocker that ends their pursuit. Does our enrollment pool get a whole lot bigger simply by making sure those with high likelihood to succeed at our institutions understand that they truly can?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow. 

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.