Board of Regents agree to raise GPA standard
The Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education on Thursday decided to stay with a plan to raise the grade-point admission requirement from 2.75 to 3.0 for new students entering the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, effective in fall 2008.
In addition to GPA, students will also be given the option of submitting ACT and SAT scores in order to gain admission.
The decision was made during the Regents' meeting in the Jot Travis Student Union Auditorium on the University campus.
To help lessen the impact that the new requirement might have on potential students, the Regents approved a policy that will allow more special admissions for artistic, athletic or leadership skills or for students who can demonstrate that they have overcome hardships.
The percentage of special admissions in fall 2008 will be increased from 10 percent to 15 percent of the previous admissions, the Regents decided. There were about 300 special admits to the University last year, President Milt Glick said.