open admission

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Recent Examples on the Web For instance, at four-year colleges with open admissions – that is, an institution where just about anyone who applies gets in – only 31% of students who first enrolled full-time in 2011 graduated within six years. Jeremy Wright-kim, The Conversation, "Federal Pell Grants help pay for college – but are they enough to help students finish?," 21 Feb. 2020 The university agreed in the early 1970s to accept virtually any New York City high school graduate, an open admissions policy that critics said devalued the stature of a City University degree. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "William E. Macaulay, 74, Booster of Tuition-Free Education, Dies," 5 Dec. 2019 Stillman only admits 48% of applicants, but ASU and A&M have high admission rates (98 and 91 percent, respectively) and Miles has an open admission policy. Roy S. Johnson | Rjohnson@al.com, al.com, "Johnson: Hidden (behind the) figures, grad rates don’t reveal full equation for HBCUs," 14 June 2019 But New Schools for New Orleans CEO Patrick Dobard said presenting Einstein as anything other than an open admissions school network is a false equivalence. Wilborn P. Nobles Iii, NOLA.com, "Charter schools battle OPSB over buses as students struggle to get to class," 2 Mar. 2018

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Open admission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/open%20admission. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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