Thursday, November 6, 2014

How much higher could the standards be at UC-Berkeley?

Cal’s new athletic admissions policy will bring sweeping changes to the way its football program recruits student-athletes, making it much harder for the school to admit athletic exceptions after an uproar over recent graduation numbers that showed more than 50 percent of football and men’s basketball players were not getting degrees.  The new policy states that by 2017-18 a minimum of 80 percent of incoming student-athletes for each sport must meet the UC Berkeley standard 3.0 grade-point average for acceptance. The plan, approved by the Academic Senate on Oct. 17, will be implemented over three years, with the number of “special talent” exceptions allowed decreasing every year from a maximum 60 percent in 2015-16 to 20 percent in 2017-18...

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