As the federal government moves to end the DACA program, California is continuing to support the higher education aspirations of undocumented students.
The DACA program has been particularly significant in California—home to 70,000 “Dreamers” and other undocumented immigrants who attend public colleges.
A change in the admissions process could boost access to California State University and increase the number of college-educated Californians overall.
The University of California’s recently released admissions data shows that about 62% of all applicants were admitted for fall 2017. UC expects that less than half will enroll.
California State University is eliminating remedial classes and will focus on helping students complete college-level work regardless of preparation.
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