CSU, Chico News

Application Deadline Feb. 1 for Fall 2008 First-time Freshmen

Date: 01-22-2008

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

Governor Schwarzenegger recently released his proposed 2008-09 budget that includes across-the-board cuts in response to an estimated $14 billion state deficit. The recommended reductions include a $313 million cut to the proposed California State University (CSU) budget passed by the CSU Board of Trustees. The proposed cut fails to fund access for 10,000 new students to the CSU.

CSU Chancellor Charles Reed has responded by moving up application deadlines for incoming students to reduce anticipated enrollment growth. California State University, Chico will adhere to the Chancellor’s instructions for the fall 2008 semester as follows:

• Will close admission for first-time freshmen on Feb. 1, 2008.

• Has closed admission to lower-division transfer applicants and students seeking a second baccalaureate degree on Jan. 11, 2008. Lower-division students are any transfer students with less than 60 transferable units.

• Will remain open to upper-division transfer students who meet the CSU eligibility requirements. Upper-division students are any transfer students with more than 60 transferable units and eligibility to enter the CSU.

Meredith Kelley, interim vice provost for Enrollment Management at CSU, Chico, said that the University has put out the information via e-mail and the Web to students who may still be considering applying.

Kelley said the deadlines will not affect most students who intend to enter CSU, Chico in fall 2008, as the majority of students have already applied. CSU, Chico saw an increase over last year of 6.4 percent in freshman applications during the Oct. 1-Nov. 30 priority filing period.

For more information, contact the CSU, Chico Office of Admissions at 1-800-542-4426.