High Schoolers Required to Apply to College? 

Maine’s top education official wants to require high school seniors to apply to college before they can get their diplomas.

Education commissioner Susan Gendron is proposing the idea.

It will have to be approved by the legislature before going into effect.

Gendron hopes the measure will raise the number of Maine youths going to college
and promote educational opportunities for all students.

If enacted during the upcoming session, the change would affect the class of 2009.

But Gendron is urging high schools to voluntarily make the change during the current school year.