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  1. Admissions Update for Guidance CounselorsFall 2012

  2. FMU Fast Facts • 95% of our students are from South Carolina • 83% receive some type of financial assistance and/or scholarships • One of the lowest tuition rates in the state • Average class size is 21 students • 83% Faculty hold highest degrees in their fields • Student: Faculty Ratio is 16:1 • 12 Men’s and Women’s Sports (Division 1 – Golf, Women’s Soccer – Division 2 in other sports.)

  3. Fall 2012 Total Enrollment Headcount • Undergraduate 3780 • Graduate 311 • Total Headcount 4091 FTE • Undergraduate 3433 • Graduate 122 • Total FTE 3555

  4. Freshmen Enrollment Sets New Record

  5. Ten Year ComparisonFreshman Enrollment

  6. Distribution of Freshmen by Geographic Region in SC

  7. SC Top Feeder Schools

  8. Most Popular Majors

  9. Freshmen Enrollment by Gender and Race

  10. Out-of-State Students The largest number of new out-of-state students enrolled from the following states: • Florida • North Carolina • Georgia • Kentucky • Alaska • Texas

  11. New Transfer Student Numbers

  12. International Students New international students this fall enrolled from the following countries: • Australia • Brazil • France • Germany • India • Kenya • Norway • United Kingdom

  13. Admissions Policies • Must Meet CHE Course Guidelines (Two years of the same foreign language is required.) • SAT/ACT Requirements • 800 SAT (Critical Reading + Math) • 17 ACT Composite Score • GPA • 3.0 with minimum test scores • Sliding scale for other students

  14. Admissions Timelines • Rolling Admissions Policy • Admitting now for the Fall of 2013 • Will process application within 5 to 7 business days (if all materials are here) • Matriculation Deposit • $107 • Refundable until May 1, 2013 • Also serves as Student’s Orientation Fee

  15. Visit, Visit, Visit Fall Open House Dates Saturday, October 20th Saturday, November 10th Tours Weekdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Other times by appointment

  16. Scholarship Opportunities -Distinction Scholars • $1,000 annually • 1100 SAT or 24 ACT and 3.0 GPA • Will be awarded after admission to all who qualify until March 15th . Awarded based on availability after that date. • Application and Interview not required

  17. Scholarship Opportunities -Robert E. McNair Scholars • Full tuition, room and board (All expenses paid) • 1100 SAT or 24 ACT and 3.0 GPA • Study abroad and honors housing included • Interest in public service, broadly defined • Must be a SC resident • Complete McNair application online • Finalists compete by invitation only • Will award up to 3 Scholarships for 2013 • Deadline is November 19, 2012

  18. Scholarship Opportunities - Patriot Scholars • $5,000 each year • 1100 SAT or 24 ACT and 3.0 GPA • Will award up to 15 Scholarships • Must be invited to interview on campus (required) • Renewable with 30 credit hours and a 3.0 GPA

  19. Scholarship Opportunities - Education Fellow • $5,000 per year • 1100 SAT or 24 ACT and 3.0 GPA • Must be part of the Teacher Cadet Program in SC (Partner High School’s given first preference) • Interview required • One scholar named each year

  20. Scholarship Opportunities - Fellows Scholars • $1,500 to $2,500 per year • 1100 SAT or 24 ACT and 3.0 GPA • Apply online • Campus interview required

  21. General Academic ScholarshipReminders • On campus interviews are required for all scholarships except the Distinction Scholarships. • Deadline to apply for scholarships is March 15th of each year except the McNair Scholarships. That deadline is November 19, 2012. • 100% of students who came for on campus interviews increased their $1,000 Distinction Scholarships by at least $500. • Participation in the Honors Program and Honors Housing is recommended.

  22. FMU Freshmen Academic Scholarships

  23. S.C. Freshmen State Scholarship Awards 20122011 • Palmetto Fellows Scholars 22 12 • LIFE Scholars 412 356 • HOPE Scholars 244 189 • Total State Scholarships 668 557 SC freshmen with State scholarship funds 85% 79% Increase in State Scholarships 20%

  24. Admissions Office Staff • Perry Wilson Director of Admissions • Lisa Knell Assistant Director • Larrissa Clavon Admissions Counselor • Antwan Jacobs Admissions Counselor • Brianna Miller Admissions Counselor • Lauren Stanton Admissions Counselor • Jerry Clapper Receptionist • Shaunna Price Assistant Data Coordinator • Susan Skinner Data Coordinator

  25. Questions and Answers!

  26. Contact Us Francis Marion University Office of Admissions PO Box 100547 Florence, SC 29502-0547 Phone: 843-661-1231 or 800-368-7551 Fax: 843-661-4635 Email addresses: admissions@fmarion.edu or pwilson@fmarion.edu