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UGA, Georgia Tech Oppose Early Admit Bill Favoring Georgians


The University of Georgia and Georgia Tech are fighting a proposal to make them favor in-state residents in early admissions. They say a state senator's proposal would degrade their ability to recruit top out-of-state students and maintain their national reputations.

Sen. Brandon Beach, an Alpharetta Republican, is pushing Senate Bill 282. It would require Georgia's top universities to admit at least 90% Georgia residents during early admission periods. The Senate Higher Education Committee didn't vote on the bill Thursday. With heavy opposition from UGA President Jere Morehead and Georgia Tech President Angel Cabrera, it may not resurface.