California State University campuses on Wednesday began accepting applications for the fall 2015 term and officials expect the numbers to exceed last year’s record.
The system’s 23 campuses received more than 760,000 undergraduate applications for fall 2014. Officials hope to increase enrollment by about 12,000 students next fall, a figure that still falls short of expected demand.
Between 20,000 and 26,000 eligible students have been turned away in recent years because of budget constraints.
High school seniors, community college transfers and others seeking admission must apply before Nov. 30, 2014, after which most campuses will stop accepting new applications.
Officials said that prospective students have a number of resources available to help guide their choices, including Cal State’s degree database, which provides a listing of undergraduate and graduate programs offered. Students also can complete applications online.
Cal State will hold a Google Plus hangout on Oct. 9, where Director of Enrollment Management Nathan Evans will answer questions. The live event begins at 4 p.m. Students and parents can submit questions in advance by tweeting them to @calstate or posting to the Cal State Facebook page: facebook.com/calstate.