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CSU Fall 2011 Application Period to Close on November 30

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Claudia Keith or Mike Uhlenkamp (562) 951-4800

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(November 29, 2010) – Prospective students have until midnight tomorrow to submit applications for admission to the California State University for the fall 2011 term. 

Students intending to apply for fall 2011 should visit the website to complete the online application.  The CSU received more than 79,000 applications on Nov. 30, 2009 and the final days of the fall priority application period are the busiest time of the year for the CSUMentor website.  Technical assistance is available by contacting the help desk at (800) 468-6927 or  Prospective students should also visit CSUMentor for the most up-to-date information regarding the few campuses that may continue to accept applications past Nov. 30.

The fall 2011 application cycle opened on Oct. 1 and to date the CSU has received more than 494,000 applications.  During last year's fall application cycle, the CSU received approximately 609,000 applications, the highest total ever.

In addition to the upcoming deadline, students are strongly encouraged to be proactive in the application process and be aware of any specific campus requirements.

By taking advantage of the fall priority application period, students can learn of any supplemental admission criteria, receive information about the university and initiate a relationship with their prospective campus.

Additionally, several CSU campuses are continuing to admit qualified undergraduate students for the upcoming winter/spring 2011 terms while many graduate programs also continue to accept applications.


About the California State University
The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 433,000 students year round and 44,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded nearly 2.5 million degrees, about 90,000 annually. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. A recent economic report found that the CSU supports more than 150,000 jobs statewide, annually. The engine driving job creation is more than $17 billion in economic activity that directly results from CSU-related spending that generates $5.43 for every dollar the state invests. The mission of the CSU is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California.

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