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open admissions

noun, Education
a policy of admitting applicants to an institution, especially a university, regardless of previous academic record or grades.
Also called open access, open enrollment.
Origin of open admissions
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Quite simply, more recruited athletes means less open admissions spots.
  • The whole idea of open admissions has run its course.
  • Raising academic standards was seen as masking retrenchment of open admissions under a veneer of educational quality.
  • Regional faculties of education are encouraged to select better qualified applicants and not practice open admissions.
  • Community colleges undertook a revolutionary policy of open admissions.
  • The growth of two-year colleges is seen as an attempt to cope with the open admissions policy.
  • She admired the school's diversity and open admissions.

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