Guaranteed Admission

Last Updated 11/20/2023

Also referred to as automatic admission or assured admission, this term refers to a policy in place at many state public institutions of higher education which provides a direct path into college for state residents who meet specific criteriaCriteria can include having earned a high school diploma or GED, satisfying a set grade point average threshold or other academic achievement metric, and additional requirements unique to each state and institutionThese direct admission policies are intended to boost enrollment while encouraging residents to remain in-state for their continued educationStudents are still expected to submit applications and complete required documentation for the institution they wish to attend. 

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