June 8, 2010
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab
SRU controls growth; closes undergraduate, transfer admission
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Citing a desire to continue to ensure a high-quality learning and living experience for all incoming Slippery Rock University undergraduate freshmen and transfer students, the University's Admissions Office has closed fall semester admissions.
The deadline for freshman admission was May 1 and acceptance of new applications, except for those interested in SRU's nursing program, was closed at that time. Admission for transfer students closed June 3, said Amanda Yale, associate provost for enrollment services. "However, we will continue to process offers for those transfer students who have applied, and we will process deposits for those who have received offers to attend SRU for fall," she said.
"The SRU Admissions Office has been very active in communicating this information to students, guidance counselors and our friends at community colleges," Yale said.
SRU anticipated new student credit hour generation for fall to be about 3 percent above last year. "We have undertaken a plan to control our rate of growth near a 2 percent rate annually," Yale said. "This is allowing us to continue to serve as Pennsylvania's premier public residential university offering our students the quality of education and the quality of living experience that we believe sets SRU apart."
Those interested in admission for spring semester 2011, which begins in January, are urged to contact the Admissions Office at 724.738.2015.
Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.