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UW System considers a direct admissions program for Wisconsin high school students

Noa Chamberlin - September 8, 2022 - The Daily Cardinal

 

Over the past two and a half years, the foundation of higher education has been put to the test. From COVID-19 in 2020 to the impacts of inflation, applying to college and access to higher education have experienced a downfall.  

 

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Wisconsin Considers Direct Admissions

Scott Jaschik - August 22, 2022 - InsideHigherEd

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents is considering direct admissions for some of its campuses in an attempt to reverse enrollment declines, Wisconsin Public Radio reported.

Historically, 32 percent of high school grads from the state of Wisconsin have enrolled at one of the system’s campuses immediately after graduation. That dropped to about 27 percent in 2020.

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UW System considering automatic admissions for in-state high school graduates

Rich Kremer - August 19, 2022 - Wisconsin Public Radio

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents is considering direct admissions for some of its campuses in an attempt to reverse enrollment declines, Wisconsin Public Radio reported.

Historically, 32 percent of high school grads from the state of Wisconsin have enrolled at one of the system’s campuses immediately after graduation. That dropped to about 27 percent in 2020.

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A college acceptance letter without even applying? UW campuses weigh merits of direct admissions

Kelly Meyerhofer - August 19, 2022 - Milwaukee journal sentinel

 

Article by Kelly Meyerhofer Imagine all public high school students receiving a letter informing them of acceptance to a slate of Wisconsin universities in the fall of their senior year — without even submitting applications to those schools.

 

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Congratulations! You got into college without even applying

March 14, 2020 - The Washington Post

Jada Ponce was surprised by the letter waiting for her when she got home from school one day in the fall of her senior year at Vallivue High School in Caldwell, Idaho.

She had been admitted not only to the University of Idaho, the letter said, but also to Boise State University — institutions to which she had not applied.

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In direct admissions, 'there’s a seat for you'

Julie Wurth - Dec 23, 2019 - News Gazette

Each year, more than a quarter of Illinois high school graduates choose not to go to college.

Of those who enroll at four-year institutions, almost half go out of state.

And while enrollment is booming at the University of Illinois, some of the state’s public universities have seen their numbers decline.

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