Iowa admissions change affects students without class rank



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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's three public universities may soon have a more uniform admissions policy for students from the growing number of high schools that do not provide class rankings.

The Iowa Board of Regents will consider a new formula next week that would affect students from roughly 40 public and private high schools that don't rank students.

Students from those schools would be automatically admitted if they score above a 245 on a mathematical formula, which is based on ACT scores, grade point average and number of core courses completed. Students who fall below that number would be subject to individual reviews.

The change addresses inconsistencies in how students without class rankings have been scored for admissions by the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa.

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