Oregon bill would require add college application requirement for high school graduation

May 17, 2011

Late last month, the Oregon House of Representatives approved a bill that would require high school students to submit a college application in order to get their high school diploma. The bill's sponsor says the proposal is one way to increase Oregon's education levels within the state's current budget constraints. Under the proposal, students could satisfy the requirement by doing one of 3 things: apply to a higher education institution; submit an application to enlist in the military; or attend an orientation session for an apprenticeship or training program. The bill has gone on to the Oregon Senate. The Oregonian