March 22, 2002 at 8:11 PM EST - Updated July 27 at 4:10 AM
KENT, Ohio (AP) - Kent State University, with applications up nearly 5 percent over last year, is considering tightening its application deadline from June 1 to May 1.
Students applying late would be placed on a waiting list, university officials said Thursday.
"A student who is right on the fence or just not meeting the requirements most likely will be denied" admission if they apply after the cutoff, said Nancy Scott, vice president for enrollment management.
Applications are up nearly 5 percent from this time last year despite tuition increases.
Kent State wants an incoming freshman class of 3,500 to 3,600 students on the main campus, about the size of the current freshman class.
Total main-campus enrollment this year is 22,828, up 4.1 percent from last year.
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