Florida Gateway College improves access by course restructuring and one stop enrollment services


In the spring of 2016, academic and student support services were asked to collectively  re-examine Florida Gateway College’s (FGC) summer course offerings and create a new summer schedule to boost enrollment. The College reviewed current enrollment patterns for low enrolled courses and collaborated new schedules with adjunct faculty. Agreements were created to remove low enrolled courses. All enrollment management departments increased outreach to high schools, targeting seniors, as well as parents who may be interested in returning to school. Increased marketing and publicity resulted in students making earlier commitments and following through on enrollment processes. One-Stop Enrollment days were scheduled to give potential students access to all services in one location. One Stop Enrollment now occurs every fall and spring terms. These events are centered on targeted outreach to unregistered students or students with pending admissions. Following the strategic practices associated with One Stop Enrollment and course restructuring, the summer 2016 semester enrollment increased by 4.5 percent in both headcount and Full-Time Enrollment (FTE).

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