Tennessee State announces new admission requirements

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee State University has announced new admissions requirements in an effort to attract more academically talented students.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/2eCWISm ) reports that TSU’s new admission standards would require students to have at least a 2.5 GPA and a score of 19 on the ACT starting in fall 2017. TSU’s previous admissions standards required students to have at least a 2.25 GPA or a 19 ACT score.

TSU president Glenda Glover says the school wants to focus on increasing graduation numbers instead of having large enrollment numbers.

The university also said in a statement that it hopes to increase student retention and state funding.

The university will first need the approval of the Tennessee Board of Regents. TSU officials say the university is in the process of seeking the board’s approval.