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Community colleges open the door to selective universities


October 25, 2019

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Justin Ortagus, University of Florida and Xiaodan Hu

(THE CONVERSATION) When it comes to getting into a selective university, high school GPA and test scores typically play the most important role.

But in a recent study, we show another way to attend a selective university: transfer from a community college.

This alternative option is important for students who are minority,

low-income, and underprepared academically for higher education. Students from these particular groups ar...

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