Required use of Electronic Applications for CSU Admission
AS-2610-03/AA - May 8-9, 2003
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University
(CSU) support the CSU Admissions Advisory Council proposal that effective
October 1, 2004, electronic applications will be the normal and preferred mode
of application to the CSU; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU recommend that the CSU and
CSU campuses provide reasonable accommodations for students who have difficulty
in accessing or completing electronic applications; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU recommend that the CSU
systemwide office maintain a printable version of the undergraduate admission
RATIONALE: Now in its sixth year of operation, electronic
application submission using CSUMentor has been very successful. Presently,
more than half of all admission applications submitted to the CSU are submitted
through CSUMentor. The Council feels that a move to electronic application is
appropriate at this time, given that:
In cases where filling out the electronic application is a hardship, the
individual campuses and the system need to provide appropriate assistance.
- The web based CSUMentor application is available to the general public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and allows the public complete access at any time day or night.
- Electronic applications allow submission of more complete and accurate information in a quick fashion so that timely admission decisions can be reached.
- Campuses gain significantly by combining a "best practice" automated process and increasing utilization of technology to serve better the public.
- High school and community college counselors have encouraged the CSU to adopt one application method.
- The UC system has recently announced that it plans to require an electronic application for admission in 2005.
APPROVED - May 8-9, 2003