Enrollment numbers for Alabama State University are up for the fall, and university officials say it’s because of a new web-based application process.
According to information from the university, as of May 30, 4,511 students have been admitted for the fall semester, which is up from the 4,199 admitted last year.
Cherise Peters, associate provost and vice president for enrollment management, said the university has exceeded goals for new student enrollment and overall admissions.
“I am really excited about the number of students who have applied,” Peters said in a statement. “System improvements have moved us from a primary paper process to a primary online process. We are now receiving an average of 150 online applications each week.”
The university held summer orientation sessions Wednesday and today and many of the new students were on campus.
“Attending the summer session is a great way for students to get ahead and a great opportunity for them to become acclimated to campus life a few months earlier than their peers,” said Freddie Williams, ASU’s director of admissions and recruitment.