Campus: CSU Fullerton -- December 14, 2004
Cal State Fullerton Invites Applications for Spring 2005
With the first day of classes for the spring semester at Cal State Fullerton
set to begin Jan. 31, there’s still time for prospective students to apply for
admission and begin classes next month.
Openings for undergraduates exist in all majors, thanks to the restoration of some
funding to the CSU by the state Legislature in the final budget approved for fiscal
“This is as an investment by the state of California in itself — in the residents
of California,” said Ephraim Smith, vice president for academic affairs at Cal
Community colleges have been alerted that Cal State Fullerton is still accepting
applications from sophomores who wish to transfer to the university in January to
complete a bachelor’s degree. Moreover, CSUF will accept applications from community
college students who have completed just 50 transferable units; ordinarily a
minimum of 60 such units is required for transfer.
“This is an extraordinary circumstance for Cal State Fullerton,” said Smith.
“Because of the restored funding, we’re able to accept more students than the
initial budget called for, and that means we’re continuing to accept applications
long past the usual cutoff point.”
Transfer students from community colleges aren’t the only ones eligible for admission
for spring 2005.
The university also is welcoming applications from prospective graduate students,
those seeking teaching credentials, as well as from those who already have a
bachelor’s degree and want a second one — a category that has been closed at CSUF
in recent years, due to reductions in state funding that forced many state
universities to restrict admissions.
Incoming students may take classes at the main campus in Fullerton or the
university’s El Toro Campus, where upper-division courses are offered in a variety
of majors, ranging from anthropology to women’s studies.
The longer application window comes at a time when the results of a recent study
commissioned by the CSU found that those who earn a bachelor’s degree can expect
to earn nearly $1 million more than high school graduates over the course of their
working lives. In addition, for every dollar the state invests in the California
State University, the state reaps $4.41.
Prospective students may apply online at www.CSUMentor.edu
or find more information by logging on to www.calstatefullerton.com.