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CSU Receives 50,000 Student Applications During First 12 days of Open Enrollment

Fall 2009 priority application period extends until November 30

 

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(October 13, 2008) – As of midnight Sunday, Oct. 12, (12 days after the admissions cycle opened) nearly 50,000 applications were received electronically for Fall 2009 by the California State University system. The number of applications is up 21 percent from the same time last year.

Applications were filed in the following categories:

Student Level Applications Received Percent Increase from Last Year
First Time Freshman
33,306
14 %
Upper Div. Transfer
15,337
39 %
Graduate Students
1,321
37%
TOTAL
49,964
21%

Students planning to go to a CSU campus as first-time freshmen are strongly encouraged to apply now to increase their chances for admission to their preferred campus. The priority application period for this category of students will close on Nov. 30.

Prospective students should visit the website www.csumentor.edu to complete the online application and obtain information about CSU campuses and financial aid.

Last year CSU received close to 400,000 freshman applications and enrolled nearly 54,000 first-time freshmen.

Application closing dates for other categories of students vary by campus and program. 

Students  interested in transferring to the CSU from community colleges, seeking teacher credentials or graduate program candidates are encouraged to check for deadlines with their campus and program.

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