University Faculty Backs Higher Admission Standards

May 2, 2014

The New Mexico State University Faculty Senate is now on record as favoring proposed higher admission requirements.

The Senate on Thursday voted 34-11 for the proposed new requirements that would be in place for students entering in fall 2016 if the Board of Regents approves them.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the proposed changes include raising the required high school GPA to 2.75 from 2.5.

Provost Dan Howard says college deans have already endorsed the changes, and Faculty Chair Dennis Clason says the proposal next awaits a decision by NMSU President Garrey Carruthers before going to the regents.

Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News. 

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