CSU Offers Deferred Admission to Students Redirected to Community Colleges
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(May 7, 2004)—The California State University is offering guaranteed transfer from the California Community College system to 3,800 eligible applicants who were denied admission as first-time freshmen at eight CSU campuses for fall 2004 due to budget reductions imposed by the state.
The action is a result of the continuing state budget crisis that forced the governor to call for enrollment reductions at the CSU and UC systems and redirection of students to community colleges.
Students taking the transfer option will enter into a deferred admission agreement with a specific CSU campus that has room for upper-division transfer students. Students will begin their baccalaureate studies at a community college and receive advice from the CSU campus about the courses they will need to complete and the grade point average they will need to achieve to meet the terms of the agreement. After successfully completing all lower-division transfer requirements, students will transfer to that CSU campus.
“To help ensure a successful outcome for these students, we will
closely monitor their progress to see that they meet the same course requirements
as first-time freshmen directly admitted to the CSU,” said David
S. Spence, CSU executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer. “Upon
transfer, students will be prepared to complete all degree requirements
for a bachelor’s degree in a timely manner.”
The students must identify and commit to a specific CSU campus at the time of admission to the community college of their choice and declare a major prior to completing 30 semester units. Deferred admission students must earn at least 60 lower-division units prior to transferring to the CSU.
Students eligible for this program met CSU’s admission requirements
but were denied admission to the following impacted campuses: CSU Chico,
Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona, San Diego
State University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State San Marcos, and
Sonoma State University.
Last Updated: May 10, 2004