Last month, Bob Sternberg took over as the new president of the University of Wyoming. In recent weeks, has explained that he wants UW to attempt to be an inclusive University that doesn’t focus on things like a student’s ACT scores, and rather looks more at the whole package.
President Sternberg tells Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck that it’s more important to make sure students are properly prepared for higher education, and their future is much more important than test scores.
Students who earn associate of arts or science degrees at Wyoming Community Colleges will automatically be admitted to the University of Wyoming starting this fall. UW and the Wyoming Community College Commission announced the new policy at Casper College today.
As the University of Wyoming considers tougher admission standards…the offshoot is that it might be tougher for minority students to automatically qualify to attend U-W.
A study found that if the standards had been in effect in 2009… 56 percent of Native Americans, African Americans and Hispanics who applied to U-W would have been automatically qualified, while 83 percent of white students would have been accepted.