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Constitutional Law Keyed to Shanor
Fisher v. University of Texas
Citation:136 S. Ct. 2198 (2016)
Unlike other approaches to college admissions, the University here combines holistic review with a percentage plan. It fills a significant majority of its class through the Top Ten Percent Plan. Under the Plan, up to 75 percent of the places in the first year class are filled and the remaining 25 percent is admitted based on test scores but race is also given weight as a subfactor. There is no dispute that the University has adopted a holistic review with a percentage plan. Because petitioner did not graduate in the top 10 percent of her high school class, she was categorically ineligible for more than three-fourths of the slots in the incoming freshman class.
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