UNLV kicks up the competition

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By Amy Abdelsayed for Las Vegas CityLife

Future students thinking about enrolling at UNLV might need to put in a little extra effort towards their admission.

Under the current policy for university admissions, students may qualify based on their high school grade point average, ACT or SAT test scores, or the Nevada Advanced Diploma. ACT and SAT test scores are not required for admission; they are only one of several criteria considered.

But all of that is about to change.

At the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents meeting back in March, a Board policy revision effecting University admission requirements was approved. All students seeking admission to the universities in Nevada must take the ACT or SAT prior to admission effective fall 2013.

Regent Cedric Crear, who also serves as chair of the Cultural Diversity Committee, said that students who do not meet the qualifications for university admissions have other options.

“Our system is set up so we have a place for all students to achieve their education. We have 2-year institutions, we have state colleges that offer 4-year degrees and we also have research institutions across the state,” he said.

For students who cannot or simply refuse to take the SAT or ACT standardized tests, there are still other education options available. And for those who put that extra effort in – well, welcome to university life.

This article originally appeared in Las Vegas CityLife.

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Author: Amy Abdelsayed

Amy Abdelsayed is a journalist in Las Vegas, NV. She currently works as a digital content producer for KTNV 13 Action News (ABC affiliate). Previous work experience includes What's On Magazine, Boulder City Review, KSNV News 3 (NBC affiliate), Tesla and Apple.

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