International student enrolment bonanzas, that is. While many schools, especially in the US, are trying to cope with dwindling international student enrolments, some schools have the opposite problem… and it can be a problem.
Recently, for example, 75 students “just showed up,” according to College of New Caledonia president Henry Reiser. There was no availability left in the programs that the students had originally been accepted into. Apparently, because of the delays between being accepted into the college and in receiving visas, students general failure to pre-register in courses, and the requirement that students be enrolled full time in order to keep their visas, the students were left being told that their only option was to change their course of study.