Utah regents seek college advisors for all high schools

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah State Board of Regents wants to place college access advisors in every public high school in the state by 2022.

The Deseret News reports the regents plan to ask the Legislature for $6 million to begin the effort they expect to cost about $7 million.

The other $1 million would come from an internal reallocation of the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education budget to expand the Utah College Advising Corps based at the University of Utah.

Regents Chairman Harris Simmons says it would make Utah the first state in the nation to have such advisers in every public high school, including charter schools.

Twelve currently exist in schools from St. George to Salt Lake City. They help students register for and complete college entrance exams, submit college applications, apply for scholarships and financial aid.


Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com

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