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California State University Campuses Continue to Accept Applications for Winter/Spring 2011 Terms

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(November 4, 2010) – California State University will continue to accept students for next semester as the system rebuilds its enrollment, university officials said today. The recently enacted state budget provided a partial restoration of funds to the system, and CSU is working to admit 30,000 additional students for the 2010-2011 academic year.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for qualified students looking to apply to the CSU for next term," said Ephraim P. Smith, CSU executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer. "Budget cuts over the past few years have forced us to curtail enrollment, but the partial restoration of funding will allow us to reverse that course and build our enrollment by accepting new students."

Several campuses will continue to accept applications at least through Nov. 15 while others will have an ongoing spring application cycle. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the website www.csumentor.edu as soon as possible to obtain deadline information and to complete the online application.

The recently approved 2010-11 state budget restored $199 million to the CSU and allocated an additional $60.6 million specifically for enrollment growth. This partial restoration of funding will support enrollment growth of up to approximately 30,000 new students across the system. Additionally, the funding will allow the CSU to restore classes and course sections for most of its academic programs.

The fall 2011 application cycle is also open at all CSU campuses and will continue to run through Nov. 30. Prospective students interested in applying for admission to that term are strongly encouraged to apply early, be proactive in the application process and be aware of campus requirements and deadlines.

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