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U of M plans to accept fewer transfer students

The school plans to cut about 300 students to help stabilize its transfer program. However, officials at the state's two-year colleges criticize the plan.
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The school plans to cut about 300 students to help stabilize its transfer program. However, officials at the state's two-year colleges criticize the plan.

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