Public Affairs

CSU Receives Nearly 15,000 Applications in the First Week

August 8, 2011

Prospective California State University students submitted 14,689 applications in the first week of the spring 2012 priority application period.  The total easily surpasses the 9,676 applications submitted for spring 2011 during the same timeframe last year.

The priority application period for spring 2012 began August 1, and will extend through August 31.  First week numbers are reported from August 1 through August 7 and include applications from prospective undergraduate, graduate and international students.

The number of applications received underscores the desire of students to continue their journey toward a bachelor's degree following community college work, as well as the high demand that exists for a CSU education at all levels.

Several CSU campuses opened to applicants for the spring 2012 term despite severe budget cuts – primarily to serve eligible, upper-division transfer students.  For the most current information on which campuses are accepting students, and at what level, please visit the CSUMentor status page. Current and future applicants are also encouraged to visit CSUMentor to apply or find out more about CSU program offerings, financial aid and academic planning.