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Countywide : Cal State Applicants Urged to Apply Soon

Students hoping to attend Cal State Fullerton or Cal State Long Beach in the fall of 1992 should apply this month to improve their chances, university officials said this week.

“This year, more than ever before, we urge students to apply during November--the opening month of the fall admissions cycle,” Cal State Fullerton President Milton A. Gordon said.

Further budget restrictions for the California State University system in the coming academic year may force the Fullerton campus to stop accepting applications as early as Dec. 1 in many, if not all, majors, he said.

This fall, budget cuts prompted Cal State Fullerton to reduce enrollment about 5% below last year. It is unclear what cuts might be necessary again in the coming academic year, said James Blackburn, Fullerton’s director of admissions and records.

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At Cal State Long Beach, the application period will be closed after Nov. 30 for the following majors: business administration, graphic design, basic nursing, physical therapy, and the program in radio, television and film. The Long Beach campus will accept transfer applications only from students with 56 or more transferable units, university spokeswoman Toni Beron said.

After the Nov. 30 deadline, Beron said applicants would be considered as space permits in various majors.

“So for example, if there is space in our journalism program, we would continue to accept applications,” Beron said. “The bottom line is (a student’s) best bet is to apply before Nov. 30.”

This fall, the Long Beach campus cut 10% of its course offerings and cut enrollment 6.5% below last year, Beron said.

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Applications for the fall of 1992 are also being accepted beginning today at University of California campuses.

UC Irvine Admissions Director James E. Dunning said all aspiring freshmen and transfer students must apply by Nov. 30 to be considered. Despite gloomy state budget prospects, Dunning said UCI still hopes to reach its 2% growth target for next fall, and expects to have about 1,050 openings for regular transfer students versus about 800 this fall.

The bulk of those openings will go to students transferring from Orange County and Long Beach area community colleges with 56 or more transferable units, Dunning said. There will likely be only a limited number of openings for students transferring from other four-year universities or those with fewer than 56 units.

As it was last year, Dunning said, the deadline for transfer students is Nov. 30.

Applications for all Cal State and UC campuses are available at most high schools and community college campuses, officials said.

For more information, contact: Cal State Fullerton at (714) 773-2300; Cal State Long Beach at (310) 985-4141, and UCI at (714) 856-6703.


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