What is enrollment management?

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Occasionally, you will hear the term enrollment management. Enrollment management is the attempt to control the flow of students into courses based on priority. For instance, with MGT 489, the capstone course, in times when student demand outstrips the supply of available faculty, seniors who have FORMALLY applied for graduation (typically done 1-2 quarters before the anticipated graduation date) will be given first priority to enroll in the courses. For those courses that also service other colleges within the university, in those times when demand outstrips the supply, College of Business students are given priority over non-College of Business students to enroll. 20.
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