The fall 2006 initial application filing period for
California State University campuses opened on October 1 and
will run through November 30. The CSU received 36,600 online
applications during the first two weeks of the filing period.
Based on last year's usage, well over 90 percent of the
expected nearly 500,000 applications are anticipated to be
received electronically via CSUMentor, the CSU's
online resource designed to help students and their families
learn about the CSU system and apply for admission.
After November 30, campuses will continue to accept
applications until they reach their capacity to serve all
qualified applicants. Campuses and majors that receive more
applications from qualified students than can be accommodated
are known as "impacted." Those impacted campuses and majors
will stop accepting applications after November 30. The CSU's
list of impacted campuses and majors for 2006/07 is available
Complete application information is available at CSUMentor. To view the
latest information on which campuses are accepting
applications and which majors or programs are open, click on
"Apply Online" and then "Application Filing Status
Employees Urged to Stay
Over the summer months, CSU campuses experienced a
number of breaches of confidential data due to a variety of
causes. In keeping with October's National Security Awareness
Month, the CSU is redoubling its efforts to emphasize the
importance of information security.
Protecting the confidential and private information of
students and employees is a critical responsibility shared by
every CSU faculty and staff member. CSU employees are urged to
look at the files on their computers to ensure that they do
not hold non-essential confidential or private information.
Employees who do need such data should work with their IT
departments to make certain the data is securely protected, i.
Paper files can pose a security risk as well, so
employees are urged to ensure that paperwork containing
confidential, private or sensitive data is kept secured and/or
is shredded when discarded.
Simple steps such as using difficult-to-guess passwords
(or passphrases), changing passwords regularly and keeping
passwords private can go a long way towards helping
confidential and private information remain secure. For more
information on electronic security, please see www.staysafeonline.info.
BOT To Vote on 2006/07
At its October 27 meeting in Long Beach, the CSU's
Board of Trustees will vote on a proposed 2006/07 budget that
will include an increase in state university fees.
Based on revenue and expenditure assumptions in line
with the second year of the higher education compact with the
governor, the CSU projects a 3 percent increase in the state's
General Fund appropriation and a supported enrollment increase
of 2.5 percent (an additional 10,000 students for the 2006/07
academic year). The budget also would provide for a 3 percent
increase in the compensation pool.
Systemwide mandatory student fees would increase by 8
percent for undergraduate and certificate students, while
graduate and other post-baccalaureate students would see a fee
increase of 10 percent.
Nationwide, the CSU remains the least costly university
among its comparable institutions, even with the proposed fee
increases. In addition, a third of the new fee revenue will be
set aside for financial aid. More