LAWRENCEVILLE -- Georgia Gwinnett College has extended the deadline to apply for fall classes to July 1 in response to a flood of applications received so far.
The college is also adding an additional open house program in June for prospective students, according to a news release.
"We have received an unprecedented number of applications, far beyond what we saw last year at this time," said Stas Preczewski, vice president for academic and student affairs. "We want to be sure that all prospective students have a chance to submit their applications.
"In particular, many first-generation college students may need more time to deal with what is an unfamiliar process. The two extra weeks may make a significant difference for these students."
The Lawrenceville college expects to enroll about 8,000 students this fall, continuing its dramatic growth since it opened in 2006 with fewer than 120 students.
Georgia Gwinnett College now enrolls more Gwinnett students than any other University System of Georgia institution. Because the campus now offers student housing, the college is attracting more students from outside of the county. Expanded academic programs, new facilities, the anticipated addition of international students and the 2012 introduction of intercollegiate athletics are also drawing more interest.
Those who want to learn more about the college can attend one of two upcoming open house programs, scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. June 7 and 28.
Attendees will hear a presentation that includes an overview of the college and sessions providing information about financial aid, student success programs, student clubs and majors, the news release states. There are also sessions for parents.
The open house also includes tours of the campus, including the college's recently opened student center, library and learning center and student residence halls.
Register for open house by calling the admissions office at 678-407-5313 or visit www.ggc.edu.
Application information, including applications for rooms in the residence halls, is also available on the college's website.