ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina system president says she supports extending a program that allows admissions flexibility for three historically black universities.

The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports Margaret Spellings said Saturday she plans to recommend that the UNC Board of Governors extend the program. It's been in effect for three years at Elizabeth City University, Fayetteville State University and N.C. Central University.

Admission standards require students to have a minimum 2.5 grade-point average in high school and an 880 score on the SAT or a 17 on the ACT. The program allows the three schools to accept students with a lower SAT or ACT score if their GPA is higher than the minimum standard.

ECSU officials have asked that the program be extended for at least a year.

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Information from: The Daily Advance, http://www.dailyadvance.com/