Southeast Deferring Admission for Fall Applicants Requesting Housing

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Southeast Missouri State University announced today that admission is being deferred until spring 2008 for students applying for fall 2007 admission after Aug. 2 who also are requesting on-campus housing.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Aug. 3, 2007 – Southeast Missouri State University announced today that admission is being deferred until spring 2008 for students applying for fall 2007 admission after Aug. 2 who also are requesting on-campus housing.

The deferral was announced in light of a large anticipated beginning freshman class, said Dr. Debbie Below, director of admissions and enrollment management. The fall 2007 semester at Southeast begins Aug. 20.

“We are expecting a large freshmen class, in excess of 1,700 students this fall,” she said, and Southeast’s residence hall system is nearing its capacity.

Southeast’s residence hall system housed a record number of students, 2,494, during the 2003-2004 academic year. To date, the University already has more than 2,600 housing contracts in place for this fall, said Bruce Skinner, director of Residence Life at Southeast. He says Southeast currently is expecting 1,390 new students to be housed in the University’s residence halls, up from 1,105 new students in the system last year.

Below said Southeast will continue to accept admissions applications for the fall 2007 semester for students within commuting distance of Southeast who are not requesting on-campus housing.

“Students who are not required to live on campus can continue to apply,” she said. “We can just no longer supply them with campus housing.”

Beginning freshmen or new transfer students with fewer than 57 completed credit hours, who are under 21, unmarried, not supporting dependent children, not a veteran and not living with a parent are required to live on campus at Southeast.

In anticipation of limited housing being available again next academic year, Southeast has moved up its admissions deadline for fall 2008 to June 1, 2008, from Aug. 1, 2008, she said.