Campus: CSU Office of the Chancellor -- December 13, 2002
CSUMentor Online Admission Application Submittals
California State University enjoys significantly increased usage of
its fall 2003 online admission application as CSU applicants apply online.
The California State University and Xap Corporation, the leader in Internet-based
student services, today announced that the CSUMentor system received
232,934 online applications during the 2-month fall enrollment period
of October 1 through November 30, 2002. This number is a 47.5% increase
in the applications submitted for same period a year ago, and is over
45 times the entire first year of CSUMentor operation.
“Students are sending a loud and clear message that they prefer
the convenience and flexibility of learning about CSU and applying to
its campuses online,” said Allison Jones, the CSU’s assistant
vice chancellor for student academic support. “During this period
of heavy enrollment demand, CSU is continuing to ensure that CSUMentor
meets prospective students’ college planning and application needs
Xap Corporation, the Los Angeles-based company that designed CSUMentor
and operates its servers, reported smooth operation of its networks
and systems throughout the peak time for the fall application deadline.
On November 30, the busiest day of the enrollment period, CSUMentor
received 25,359 applications. More than 2,000 applications were submitted
during a single hour.
"I continue to be amazed at the large number of online applications
submitted to CSU, as this represents only 23 campuses of the over 2,400
colleges and universities participating in Mentor systems across the
country said,” Allen Firstenberg, President and CEO of Xap. “The
success of CSUMentor is a direct reflection of the partnership between
Xap and the California State University system, a partnership that permitted
Xap to take CSU’s vision to make the education process easier
and friendlier for students and their parents, nationwide.
Mentor Systems, which are exclusively developed by Xap Corporation,
are Internet-based, student-centered web sites that provide students
and their parents a simpler, friendlier and free way to plan for college
admission, search and select colleges, learn about scholarships and
financial aid, plan a career, and apply to college. Xap currently has
25 live Mentor systems, plus contracts for new Mentor Systems covering
approximately 80 percent of college enrollment throughout the United
States, a number that continues to grow.
Headquartered in the Los Angeles area, Xap Corporation focuses on the
creation of comprehensive Internet-based information management systems
relating to secondary and post-secondary education. Founded in 1996,
Xap is the leading developer of online student services systems for
associations and statewide groups of colleges and universities across
the United States. Xap’s national website, www.xap.com and many
Mentor web sites provide the necessary tools for students to select
and prepare for college, apply online, learn about financial aid opportunities
and explore career options.
About CSU Mentor
CSUMentor, which is a free service, also offers multimedia campus tours,
student-campus matching assistance, free e-mail accounts, academic planners
that allow students to track their progress in meeting admission requirements,
and assistance in completing financial aid forms. Students pay only
the application fee charged by the CSU campus when they submit an application
for admission. For more information, see www.csumentor.edu
About the California State University
The California State University is the largest system of senior higher
education in the country, with 23 campuses, nearly 407,000 students
and 44,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961,
it has awarded about 2 million degrees. The CSU is renowned for the
quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces.
Its mission 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. See www.calstate.edu.
Allen Firstenberg, Xap Corporation (310) 842-9800 email@example.com
Colleen Bentley-Adler, California State University (562) 951-4801 firstname.lastname@example.org