U of Colorado regents to call applicants in effort to boost Boulder enrollment

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  • University of Colorado regents will make personal phone calls to applicants this spring as part of a new recruitment outreach project.
  • The recruitment effort is meant to combat a 3.6% enrollment dip in in-state freshmen on the university's Boulder campus last fall, and faculty members, deans and associate deans at Boulder are already making phone calls to top students who were admitted but have yet to confirm.
  • The Boulder campus is also beginning a new merit-based scholarship program, the "CU-Boulder Esteemed Scholars Program," which will award a select group of resident freshmen between $10,000 and $20,000 of aid over four years based on their high school GPAs and test scores.

From the article:

KREMMLING -- In an effort to help seal commitments of high-achieving students considering the University of Colorado, regents this spring will make personal phone calls to applicants on behalf of the campuses. The Board of Regents met Friday for the second and final day of a board retreat hosted at CU President Bruce Benson's mountain ranch, discussing the board's strategic plans. Among them, is the small recruitment outreach project, which comes on the heels of a 3.6 percent enrollment dip in in-state freshmen on Boulder's campus last fall. ...

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