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Report: N.H. High School Diploma Falls Short of College Entrance Requirements

A new national study finds high school graduation requirements in New Hampshire don’t align with criteria for college admissions.

The research from the Center for American Progress finds that in many states, including New Hampshire, there’s a gap between what is required to graduate from high school and what is required to start at the local public university.

In New Hampshire, the report shows that for science, social studies, and foreign language, high school students aren’t required to take as many courses or the right types of courses to match the admissions criteria at the University of New Hampshire.

Students who apply to college without meeting those criteria may be required to take remedial coursework. The report says that can impact low-income students especially, who may not have the resources to pay for classes to make up for what they didn't learn in high school.

Jason Moon is a senior reporter and producer on the Document team. He has created longform narrative podcast series on topics ranging from unsolved murders, to presidential elections, to secret lists of police officers.
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