Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thank you from Enrollment Management

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The Division of Enrollment Management is concluding the work of the summer, an amazing time of year for our team, as we anticipate many new students joining our campus family. Early numbers indicate we will have the largest new freshman class in nearly two decades! As of last Friday, we had 80 more admissions than we had last year at this same time.

We’re also preparing for the next recruiting cycle to connect with prospective students for the following year. We would like to thank each of you who have been involved with individual campus visits and events as well as doing class schedules for the fall 2010 freshmen and transfer students. Some of you have even gone the “extra mile” and traveled with us to various academies and regional college fairs during the past school year. This has been very effective in attracting students to Andrews University.

This fall, on September 27, we will be conducting a new one-day Preview event at Andrews University for area high school students interested in the possibility of attending the following year. It is becoming increasingly important to develop ways of showcasing Andrews to these students as many of our academies are decreasing in size. This Preview is in addition to the Standout spiritual emphasis weekend we do in April for public high school and home school students.

As we soon begin a new recruiting cycle, we ask for your prayers as we drive and fly even more to keep our enrollment strong and stretch our budget to cover the increased costs of additional travel, almost double the number of campus visits compared to two years ago, and increased document processing and communication that the continual record number of applicants requires.

Again, thank you for all your support and collaboration as we work together with God’s plans for the future of Andrews University.

--Stephen Payne, vice-president for Enrollment Management, Randy Graves, associate vice president for Enrollment Management & the Andrews University Enrollment Management Team



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