Enrollment Open

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

July 18, 1996

Fall Enrollment Remains Open

Enrollment for the fall semester remains open at UW-River Falls, as it heads toward what may be its second largest incoming class.

"We are still accepting applications from students who meet our admissions standards, including new freshmen and transfer students," said Admissions Director Alan Tuchtenhagen.

Additionally, Tuchtenhagen said the University is encouraging students who left UW-RF before completing their degree and who are thinking of finishing to re-apply. Also, UW-RF expects to continue to admit more "special" students: those who are seeking only one or two courses for credit.

Prompting the continued enrollment, Tuchtenhagen said, was a policy change by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents who for the upcoming year lifted enrollment caps for new students. That follows eight years of enrollment restrictions. Tuchtenhagen said he was unsure whether the new policy will remain in effect for next year. It comes at a time when the UW System has seen a decline in its state funding although the numbers of graduating high school students who will seek entry continues to grow.

As a result, fall enrollment could near 1,250 new students, making it the second largest incoming class. The record of 1,294 new students was set in 1981. Regardless, UW-RF also appears to be headed toward its best student profile, with the average score above the Wisconsin and national ACT averages.

For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 715/425-3500.

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