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California State University Issues Statement
Regarding Spring Admissions

The following statement can be attributed to Ephraim P. Smith, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, California State University

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(August 17, 2012) – Due to reductions in state funding over the past several years totaling $750 million, the CSU closed admissions for spring 2013 except for a limited number of students. There are 10 CSU campuses that are currently accepting applications from new students for that term and those will primarily be students who have earned an Associate Degree for Transfer from a California Community College.

What CSU is not doing is displacing Californians in favor of higher paying non-resident students and there is no policy encouraging campuses to do so. At their discretion, campuses that have the capacity in under-enrolled programs to admit new non-resident students may choose to do so. However, the number of students in this category is very limited.


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