Incoming freshmen total 18,145

Ready to take on college life are 18,145 incoming freshmen as of July 10th, approved for enrolment starting August 3rd until 28th. The population has created 453 sections across CTU campuses, where a majority of these are in the College of Engineering and  College of Education being their top choices.

The total number forms a huge part in the university’s projected population of about 35,000 for SY 2020-2021.

Automation is key to efficient online screening of documents for applicants to avail of the free tuition, as has been University Automation, Innovation and Computing (AIC) Director Johannes Camasura’s target consistent with the university mandate.

Keeping their accurate number has since become the goal to significantly equate it to the number of connectivity kits. This resulted from the university’s recent adoption of Flexible Learning System (FLS) that heavily banks on networking tools to facilitate blended classes commencing this September without impediments.

Camasura further revealed that the highest distribution of approved applicants is 4880 in Cebu City (main campus) followed by 2080 in Tuburan, 1810 in Danao City, 1350 in Argao, 1320 in Moalboal, 1305 in Carmen, 308 in Barili, 300 in San Francisco, 238 in Daanbantayan, and 240 in Babag (CTU Cebu Mountain Satellite campus).

Among extension campuses, Pinamungahan leads with 960, Dumanjug with 680, San Remigio and Naga with 600 each, Malabuyoc and Tabogon with 560 each, Bantayan with 520, San Fernando with 360, and Oslob and Ginatilan with 120 each.

Should there be a need to add, change, withdraw and drop courses, expected enrollees are advised to do them within the first two weeks after the start of classes, as per VPAA Memo F2620-04, s. of 2020.

The University Information, Communication and Public Affairs (UICPA) corresponded with several  barred applicants on its official social media account, who expressed dismay as the system automatically closed once slots were completely filled. This proved the policy on standard class size being judiciously implemented.

CTU’s nearly 20,000 incoming freshmen are among those going head-to-head with the country’s vast number of  applicants in state universities and colleges (SUCs) to experience tertiary education at the expense of the government.

In the case of Cebu Province, the presence of CTU has given rise to another group of enthusiasts coming from its key cities and towns from the south up to the north,  who would soon make themselves viable prospects in the job market. /UICP