Each year, tens of thousands of students like them may be prevented from taking required math courses that they could likely pass. They're tripped up by placement tests, even though research shows that high school records are more accurate predictors of students' college performance.
In the massive California State University system, as at some other universities, new anti-discrimination rules for student groups mean it can no longer be required that the president of the Christian student fellowship is Christian.
As some expensive private colleges compete to fill their seats and cash-strapped public colleges look for ways to handle more students, today's emerging providers will get a second look by college leaders and students seeking quality alternatives.
Under current California law, students who have served in the armed forces or are disabled are allowed to enroll early in classes at the California State Universities, UCs and Community Colleges. A current bill in Sacramento would extend this privilege to foster youth.