ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany State University school officials were very optimistic about their fall enrollment numbers.
School officials said right now, they're seeing a 32 percent increase from last year's fall student admissions, and have a good number of students returning as well.
It's important to note that Fall student admissions will not count as fully enrolled until students meet academic and financial obligations.
Also, the enrollment numbers won't be finalized until later in the Fall.
School officials explained many students were attracted to the nursing and criminal justice programs, and career associate programs.
Given last year's significant drop in enrollment, the school is focusing on recruiting local students.
They have a "Never Too Late" campaign to encourage students who may have dropped out and the "Super Sunday" campaign to recruit people at local churches.
"It's a new day at Albany State University," said ASU Enrollment Management Vice President, Dr. B. Donta Truss. "I believe that as students, our prospective students begin to look at what we're bringing to the table and how we've improved our processes. I think they're going to be excited about being part of the new Albany State University."
School officials explained the financial aid director is working to ensure those problems won't occur again.
The school will be hosting a student orientation from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Cavalier Complex located at 2400 Gillionville Road.
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