UND Students Cautiously Support Tougher Admission Standards

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UND student Caitlin Wehri pulled up the calculator function on her cellphone and began plugging in numbers such as her high school GPA and ACT test score into a formula.

“Phew, that was close,” she said, revealing a number slightly higher than 245.

That’s the score she would need to be admitted to UND in 2013 under a new admission standard North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani wants to use.

The score goes up to 250 in 2014 and 255 in 2015 for research universities like UND and North Dakota State University; other universities would require lower scores.

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