People in US Illegally No Longer Barred from 2 GA Schools

Posted at 6:00 PM, Nov 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-24 14:05:50-05

ATLANTA (AP) - Prospective college students in the country illegally are now eligible for consideration at two Georgia state universities that have prohibited their admission in recent years.

The Board of Regents that governs the University System of Georgia adopted a policy in 2010 prohibiting any of its schools that has rejected academically qualified applicants in the previous two years from accepting people in the country illegally. That has barred them from the state's five most competitive schools.

The university system said it recently conducted a review of its admission requirements relating to its policy on admission of people in the country illegally because of a lawsuit challenging that policy. That's when it determined Georgia State University and Augusta University should no longer be prohibited from admitting people in the country illegally.

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