It seems like a bare minimum: Indiana is considering requiring public universities to require applicants to take core academic courses.
A blue-ribbon panel is pushing Indiana universities to require applicants to complete the stateÕs college-preparatory curriculum in order to win admission and financial aid.
Eventually, the Education Roundtable wants to make the “Core 40” curriculum a high school graduation requirement.
Sixty-two percent of graduates now complete the Core 40 coursework. The curriculum requires students to complete four years of English, two years of algebra, and a year of upper-level mathematics, as well as three years each of science and social studies. It also requires electives in foreign languages, the arts, and technology.
Students who don’t complete the academic courses could start at a community college and then transfer.