LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada residents who don't quite make the cut for the University of Nevada Las Vegas will now be encouraged to attend community college instead of receiving rejection letters.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that students who are rejected from UNLV but instead enroll at the College of Southern Nevada will be automatically transferred to the university if they fulfill a list of requirements.
Officials say the partnership is aimed at both encouraging locals to seek postsecondary degrees and to boost CSN's weak graduation rates.
Students looking to participate in the new transfer program will need a 2.5 grade-point average after studying full time and earning an associate's degree from CSN.
The partnership will also make it easier for students to transfer earned credits between the schools.