Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Brad Hayward (510) 987-9200

Eligibility item at UC Regents’ meeting

At this Thursday’s meeting of the University of California Board of Regents, the board will be discussing and acting on a proposal to revise UC’s freshman eligibility criteria in order to keep the size of UC’s eligibility pool aligned with the target in the California Master Plan for Higher Education. In July, the board acted on several procedural adjustments, or “rule changes,” to adjust the size of the eligibility pool. The proposal coming before the Regents this week would adjust the minimum high school grade point average, as measured by performance in the “a-g” courses taken in the sophomore and junior years, needed to achieve UC eligibility.

This advisory is to update you that a new version of the item has been developed to replace the original version that was posted to the Regents’ web page. The main change is that the revised item calls for a minimum GPA of 3.0, effective with the fall 2007 entering UC freshman class. The previous version indicated that the minimum GPA would be set “not to exceed” 3.1 and would not be set in exact numerical terms until 2006, for implementation in 2007. This change is being made to the recommendation in order to enhance the clarity and simplicity of UC’s eligibility requirements for students, parents, schools, and the public.

The revised item is available at http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/regmeet/sep04/304.pdf.

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