Office of Admissions sees increase in number incoming students during pandemic

Despite challenges arising from the ongoing pandemic, Grambling's admission team has been able to overcome the environment to provide an academic home to more students than before Covid-19. 

GSU Director of Admissions Georgio “GeeGee” Douglas said the admission team has been meeting the needs of various students during this difficult time. 

“The Office of Admissions has seen an increase of admission rates due to our test-optional  adjustment of admission requirements for Fall 2020 through Summer 2021,” Douglas said. “This adjustment allows students admission acceptance through Summer 2021 without submitting or meeting  ACT/SAT test score requirements.” 

Douglas said students and parents are concerned with their safety regarding the Covid-19  pandemic and have sought out more online classes. 

Students who choose to take courses online and live off campus during this time receive  information as well regarding classes that are available to take on campus or online which may  have a conflict with most determining their field of study. 

Admissions staff have been engaging in a robust online recruiting effort as well. 

“Virtual recruiting has made it easier for Admissions recruiters to connect and reach a vast  amount of students,” Douglas said. “Recruiters have been able to reach territories and schools that they weren’t  able to due to limited recruiters, resources, and time availability.” 

With the Office of Admissions staying on top of things each semester they have managed to  keep an ongoing process with various students at GSU and have conducted a smooth process within an hectic time. 

Douglas encourages the Grambling community at large to promote the university to potential students. 

“Current Grambling State University students can encourage prospective students from their  previous high schools to attend Grambling by sharing their positive experience as a current  student, increase social media outreach, provide creative innovative ideas, and volunteer to  assist with admissions recruiting events,” Douglas said. 

GSU Director of Admissions Georgio “GeeGee” Douglas