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Facing Unprecedented Budget Cuts and Surging Enrollment, MDC Cancels its Upcoming Open House

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Miami, May 26, 2009 - Impacted by unprecedented budget cuts and surging enrollment, Miami Dade College (MDC) is canceling all Open House events scheduled to have taken place at each campus Sat., May 30, 2009. The college’s administration can’t guarantee that prospective students who would have attended the event would be admitted for the fall semester. Once again the MDC Summer Open House scheduled for Sat., May 30, has been canceled.

The college has tried its best to minimize the impact of these factors. However, the significant reduction in state funding will not allow the College to add any new class sections to the 2009-2010 schedule of classes for the fall term. As a result, several of the classes students need in order to continue their studies or graduate may not be available. It is estimated that close to 30,000 students will not be able to take the classes they need and more than 5,000 will not be able to register for any classes this fall. Students are urged to register early.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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