In a time when ambiguity is at the forefront of college admissions, ASU's increasingly transparent expectations for incoming freshmen are revolutionary. If the nation's higher education institutions want to rebuild trust in their admissions processes, ASU's recent initiative should be its blueprint.
ASU sent early acceptance letters to over 1,450 Phoenix Union High School District students last year – before they even opened the ASU application portal. The cohort had received letters since ninth grade, informing them they either met ASU's admissibility requirements or were close to meeting them.
ASU also notified sophomores and juniors of how many required courses they had already completed and how many more they needed to be admissible.