college admissions

The board that governs higher education in Kentucky is considering a proposal to change the minimum guidelines for admission to public colleges and universities. 

For students wanting to enter a state-supported, four-year institution, they would need a minimum high school GPA of 2.5, although schools would be allowed to set higher admission standards. 

CPE President Bob King says students with a lower GPA could be still be accepted, but they would have to enter into a learning contract with the college that would include a number of support services such as remedial classes and mentoring.

College access and affordability: It's a common topic in higher education — because college is the one place that can really be a catapult when it comes to moving up the economic ladder.

And yet, research has shown that low-income students make up just 3 percent of the students that attend America's most selective colleges.

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Last month, President Obama's oldest daughter, Malia, announced she plans to take a year off between graduating high school and starting her studies at Harvard.

  According to the Association for College Admission Counseling, the average U.S. school has one guidance counselor for every 500 students. In many poorer school districts, where arguably the need is much greater, the ratio is even worse. Northern Kentucky University recently hosted the annual National Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference, where experts explored the best methods and practices to positively impact student achievement.