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Minutes of the Board of Higher Education - November 25, 1968

These minutes of proceedings from the November 25, 1968 meeting of the Board of Higher Education record the establishment of new admissions criteria for CUNY four-year institutions as well as university-wide budget requests for the following year. The document details CUNY's resolve to expand the availability of their educational resources to graduating high school students in the city. To this end, the university agreed to initiate a study of five disadvantaged public high schools in effort to determine how CUNY could better serve their students. Moreover, all graduates from these schools with at least 70% averages would be admitted to a CUNY school. Additional decisions are made to guarantee admittance to all NYC students graduating in the top 100 of their high school classes. These efforts for increased educational access serve as precursors to CUNY's Open Admissions policy that would be introduced in subsequent years.

Source | CUNY Central Archives
Creator | Board of Higher Education
Date Created | November 25, 1968
Rights | Obtain From CUNY Central Archives
Item Type | Text
Cite This document | Board of Higher Education, “Minutes of the Board of Higher Education - November 25, 1968,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed March 5, 2024,

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