Campus: CSU Fresno -- December 12, 2003

Fresno State Announces Earliest-Ever Deadlines for Fall Applications

Undergrads must apply by Feb. 1; graduate and post-baccalaureate students by March 1.

Tremendous growth in popularity coupled with enrollment caps and state budget cuts have prompted California State University, Fresno officials to set the earliest-ever deadlines for admission applications for the fall 2004 semester.

Officials are urging prospective students to pay close attention to deadlines and submit their applications as early as possible.

The application deadline for first-time freshmen and transfer students is Feb. 1, 2004.

The application deadline for graduate/post-baccalaureate students is March 1, 2004.

The early deadlines are part of Fresno State’s continuing efforts to meet enrollment targets established by the California State University Chancellor’s Office.

Fresno State implemented restrictions in the fall 2003 semester to manage enrollment growth, but still had a record 22,361 students, which exceeded the enrollment target by about 3 percent.

Bernie Vinovrski, associate vice president for enrollment services at Fresno State, said the earlier enrollment deadline will allow the university to not accept applications from students who cannot be accommodated and should result in more timely processing of files and earlier notification to those students who do apply by the deadline. He recommends that students get their forms filed as soon as possible.

Vinovrski said that while the increase in applications and enrollment bring challenges to the university during difficult budget times, the continued high interest in Fresno State is encouraging. “We’re pleased that students from throughout the region – and beyond – regard Fresno State as an excellent choice for their college education,” he said.

Vinovrski said the university is committed to providing a quality education to students regardless of the budget crisis. Maintaining enrollment targets is one of many ways to ensure academic quality, he said.
The online application for the fall 2004 semester is available at

International students should apply at:

For more information, call Fresno State Admissions, Records and Evaluations Office at (559) 278-2261 or visit the Admission and Records windows in Joyal Administration Building, 5150 N. Maple Avenue.

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