Saturday, December 1, 2012
MCLEAN, VA – High School senior Maurice Winter was glad to learn that his cumulative score of 2030 on the nationally-administered Scholastic Aptitude Test was a full 1800 points more than he needed to place out of the introductory-level James Madison University. “Plenty of my friends are stuck there now, so I’m just glad to not have to deal with it at all,” said the student, who is able to take more relevant, challenging classes than he would have otherwise. Each year, 13,000 college students end up stuck in James Madison, and though the requirements are reportedly not that daunting, many who are in the program see it as a large waste of time that could be better spent elsewhere.
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