Enrollment/Admissions Forecasts Discussion

April 1, 2020—Q&A about the impact of COVID-19 on enrollment and admissions with Trent Gilbert, vice president of Enrollment Management at Birmingham Southern College; Chuck May, executive director, Student Recruitment and Admissions at the University of Missouri; Dusty Newton, director of Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions at the University of Nebraska, Kearney; Dawn Watkins Wiese, Ph.D, partner with Plaid; and Judson Horras, NIC President and CEO

Key Points:

  • May 1 national deadline will provide best data. (Some campuses may delay deadline.)
  • Decline in returning students is likely, just not sure how steep.
  • Decline in new students very unsure still.
  • Parents have the biggest influence in enrollment.