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New Mexico State to vote on GPA standard

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State University officials will likely decide this month whether to raise the minimum grade point average required for admission.

The Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1mYZIaa) Sunday that the university's Board of Regents is set to vote July 23 on a measure that would change admission standards.

Those changes include raising the qualifying GPA from 2.5 to 2.75, starting in fall 2016.

Provost Dan Howard says he expects the measure to pass.

School officials say the move would improve graduation rates and strengthen the NMSU brand.

The University of New Mexico has also made similar changes. The school raised its minimum GPA to 2.5 last year.

UNM officials say the change enhances their appeal to students and their ability to market the school.

Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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