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Registration closed for AP Day on Nov. 14; numbers expected to surpass Fall 2008 attendance

Registration for AP Day on Nov. 14 at Austin Peay State University is full, and the anticipated attendance coupled with the Oct. 10 college preview event could more than double the figures from previous years.

Both AP Day events registered 2,371 participants for Fall 2009, including prospective students and their parents. If all who registered for the Nov. 14 attend, the grand total will have surpassed the Fall 2008 attendance of 1,500.

Already, admissions officials had to close the Nov. 14 event to maintain attendance.
Registration for AP Day on Nov. 14 at Austin Peay State University is full, and the anticipated attendance coupled with the Oct. 10 college preview event could more than double the figures from previous years.

Both AP Day events registered 2,371 participants for Fall 2009, including prospective students and their parents. If all who registered for the Nov. 14 attend, the grand total will have surpassed the Fall 2008 attendance of 1,500.

Already, admissions officials had to close the Nov. 14 event to maintain attendance.

Every semester, APSU offers two optional Saturdays for prospective high school students and their families to attend AP Day.

Ryan Forsythe, director of admissions, said the preview days in the fall, especially the second one held in November, attract more prospective students.

“The fact that we give a certain number of football tickets to the attendees draws a big reaction,” he said. “But for this year, I think the fact that Austin Peay has lower tuition rates than the other schools puts us at an advantage, especially with the way the economy is now.”

Forsythe also credited APSU's recent development of academic programs, such as the new chemical engineering technology program, has attracted new students.

For more information, call the Office of Admissions at (931) 221-7661. -- Melony Shemberger