University of Calif. Admissions Policy

Karen Grigsby Bates explores the admissions criteria at the Univeristy of California System with Carla Ferri, the director of undergraduates admissions at the University of California, Office of the President. At issue is the 'life challenges' credit that some applicants recieve for overcoming a disadvantaged background.



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