Register-Star and the Times Union reported this morning that juniors at Hudson High School have been granted "instant admission" to Columbia-Greene Community College. In making the surprise announcement at an assembly for students finishing their junior year yesterday, the Times Union reports HCSD superintendent Lisamarie Spindler stated, "We prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion, and this is one step in that direction, to be able to close any gaps or any barriers that our students might have to post-secondary experiences."
The Times Union article notes: "Other community colleges have offered free admission and tuition to local high school students, including SUNY Schenectady, which recently did the same thing for graduating Schenectady High School students." Free tuition does not appear to be part of the deal for HCSD students. The Register-Star reports: "Matthew Green, assistant dean of enrollment management at Columbia-Greene Community College, said Tuesday that the news of admittance without going through the often dispiriting application process will give students more time to apply for scholarships to cover the college's in-state tuition of $2,284 per semester."
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