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Harrisburg University Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Laurie Barrow, recently discussed the status of college admissions with Inside Higher Ed.

In the article, titled, “The Full Story on Admissions,” Barrow shared:

“As a young university, Harrisburg University has thrived on grassroots efforts, such as in-person high school visits, to educate guidance counselors, teachers and students about our exciting and affordable STEM bachelor’s degree programs.”

Barrow also weighed in on HU’s ability to attract students amid the COVID pandemic, saying,

“Our ability to capitalize on our boots-on-the-ground efforts has definitely affected the number of applications we have seen since COVID sent us all home last March. However, we have found that our yield is up, and that is great. We have more time for phone calls and texts; we are engaging students earlier in the process and getting them excited, even in the midst of this pandemic. For example, we instituted a new initiative called the ‘Preferred Admissions Crew’ at HU, which offers some fun perks and activities to students who chose to commit to HU early in the year.”

To read the entire article, visit this link.

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