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Table 1.-Requirements for admission to the freshman class in land-grant institutions as to courses required, including the amount of credit

and the maximum credits allowed in each course (for the year ending June, 1928)—Continued

Required courses and number of units required in each course

Maximum number of units allowed in each course

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English Algebra

Plane
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Foreign Social
language science

Biologi.

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Other subjects

Total

English

Mathe- Foreign Social
matics language science

Physics Profes-
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logical and vo-
science cational

University of Missouri
Montana State College
University of Nebraska.
University of Nevada.
University of New Hampshire.

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Oregon Agricultural College.
Pennsylvania State College.
Rhode Island State College
Clemson Agricultural College
South Dakota State College.
University of Tennessee.
Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas.
Agricultural College of Utah.
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Trigonometry.
Foreign language.
French
German.

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Mathematics,
Algebra
Plane geometry
Advanced arithmetic.

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Latin
Spanish
Social science
History

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Number of units required in 1900, 1910, 1920.--In 1900, for admission to the college of arts and sciences, three institutions required only 8 units; two required 9; one required 4; and one required 5 units. Five institutions required 15 units. (For 1900 the institutions were asked to translate their requirements into terms of Carnegie units. By 1910 practically all institutions had adopted the Carnegie unit as the basis of admission.) In 1900 the average requirement of all institutions was 11.5; in 1910, 13.5; and in 1920 the average had increased to 14.7. (See Table 3 and Chart 1.)

TABLE 3.-Changes in requirements for admission to freshman class by land

grant institutions

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Prescribed

Vocational.

2-10

1900 1910 1921) 1928 19) 1910 1920 1928 1980) 1910 1920 1928 1900 1910 1920 1928 1900 1910 1920 1928 1900 1910 1920 1928 1900 1910 1920 1928 1900 1910 1920

Mathematics

3-15 7-16 13-16 12-16 2-14 4-12 3 11 3-11 1-5 1-8 1-10 1-10 1-4 1.4 1.3 1-3

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Physical and biological sci

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14.8 9-16
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4 2-6
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Social sciences

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Foreign languages

1928

Repeating high-school courses in college for college credit.— The practice of institutions varies greatly with reference to allowing students to repeat high-school foreign language courses for college credit. Four institutions report that they allow students to repeat the fourth year of a foreign language for college credit. The third and fourth years may be repeated for credit in five institutions. The second, third, and fourth years may be repeated in only one institution. Purdue University reports that a student with less than two years of foreign language is placed in a beginning course; and one with two or more years of foreign language is placed in an intermediate class. The Universities of Idaho, Tennessee, Minnesota, Delaware, Arizona, Rutgers University, and Connecticut Agricultural College will allow students to repeat foreign language if it was not required for admission. Students with surplus units may repeat the course for college credit. The University of Maryland will allow them to repeat the course with only one-half credit.

Review of the Changes in Admission Requirements from 1900 to 1928, by

Colleges and by Subjects Number of units required.'—In 1900 the arts and sciences colleges required 11.5 units. Of these 9.8 were prescribed. The home eco

AVERAGE NUMBER OF REQUIRED UNITS AND
SPECIFIED UNITS FOR ADMISSION TO LAND GRANT
INSTITUTIONS IN 1900, 1910, 1920,1928

11.5
1900

9.8

13.5 1910

9.2

1147 1920

7.9

3150 1928

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REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS
PRESCRIBED UNITS

CHART 1

nomics colleges required the smallest number of units-8.9—of which 6.7 were prescribed. In 1900 approximately 75 per cent of the required number of units in all the colleges were prescribed. In 1928 the arts and sciences colleges required an average of 15 units. Of these eight were prescribed. The home economics colleges required 14.8 units. In 1928 approximately 50 per cent of the required number of units in all the colleges were prescribed.

English.In 1900 the arts and science colleges required an average of 2.6 units in English, the agricultural colleges required 2.8, and the home economics colleges 2.5. In 1928 all the colleges required an average of three units in English.

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