Some students can attend their dream school if they are willing to wait a year
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of students who are pursuing higher education has been drastically increasing since at least 1970. Throughout that year, only 8,581 people were enrolled in a degree-granting school. By 2007, that number had risen to 18,248.
In order to deal with the growing number of people who are planning to attend college, an increasing number of institutions are straying away from a simple yes or no response when it comes to admissions, according to The New York Times. Some schools are telling students that they will be accepted to their program as long as they earn a certain grade point average at another school beforehand.
Using this practice, when an inevitable group of students transfer, drop out or study abroad after their freshman year, they can be replaced in the next academic year by these individuals who have been attending another institution.
Schools that currently use this practice include Cornell University, Medaille College and several institutions that belong to the State University of New York system, the news provider reports. The number of colleges that engage in the program are predicted to increase in the future.