Recently, San Diego State changed its admissions policy and stopped guaranteeing admission to local students who met minimum, lower-than-average criteria.
The university will now be partnering with a local non-profit called Reality Changers. The site reports SDSU will guarantee admission to any student within the program who makes good grades between their sophomore and senior years.
Reality Changers is a local non-profit that works with inner city youth to become the first person in their families to attend college, the site reports. The new program will start this year.
The university has continued to offer smaller programs to allow guaranteed admissions to certain students at Hoover High School and students in the Sweetwater Union High School District, the site said.
Students participating in the Reality Changers program will be required to have after-school tutoring, SAT Prep and mentoring, participate in 50 hours of community service, the site reports, for each of their sophomore, junior, and senior years. They must also continue to do community service, the article added, until after their freshman year of college. They must also pass random drug test once or twice a year.