UC Merced outreach efforts such as the UC Scholars Early Academic Outreach Program have yielded promising results. San Joaquin Valley schools participating in the program posted a nearly 10 percent increase in UC admission rates for their students in 2000-01, its first year, and a 16 percent increase in 2001-02.
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