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SUNY Plattsburgh Closes Freshman Applications

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 7, 2009) - On May 5th, the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh closed freshman admissions for the fall 2009 academic semester.Of the freshmen offered admission to the college, the percentage who have chosen to enroll in the fall is up substantially and has exceeded the college's goal.

"Current freshman deposits are strong at 1,089. This is great news for SUNY Plattsburgh," said Rich Higgins, director of admissions and associate vice president of enrollment management.

Incoming students must pay a deposit to confirm that they plan to attend the college. Total deposits for incoming freshmen have surpassed the targeted goal of 975 students. The application pool is so strong that the college needed to close admission for new freshmen. 

"Due to the high demand, we are starting to turn away freshman applications as well as those deposits that are late - beyond announced deadlines," said Higgins.

"Our enrollment continues to be strong, with an incoming class that meets strategic goals in terms of diversity and selectivity," said President John Ettling. "Members of the admissions team and, indeed, the faculty and staff, as a whole, deserve to be commended. This is a college-wide effort."

The college will continue to accept students who want to transfer from other institutions, graduate students and students applying for re-admission to complete their studies.

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