Vassar proposed two new programs benefitting the local community:  in July and August, Vassar would hold a "cultural enrichment and recreational program" for local disadvantaged Poughkeepsie children; and in the fall Vassar would admit with full-scholarship, a number of "non-matriculated," local students of color, who could not meet the regular admissions standards, to be tutored in a remedial program designed to prepare them for college matriculation.