December 14, 2004
State Fullerton Invites Applications for Spring 2005
With the first day of classes for the spring
semester at Cal State Fullerton set to begin Jan. 31, there's
still time for prospective students to apply for admission and
begin classes next month.
Openings for undergraduates exist in all majors, thanks to the
restoration of some funding to the CSU by the state Legislature
in the final budget approved for fiscal year 2004-05.
“This is as an investment by the state of California in itself — in
the residents of California,” said Ephraim Smith, vice president
for academic affairs at Cal State Fullerton.
Community colleges have been alerted that Cal State Fullerton
is still accepting applications from sophomores who wish to transfer
to the university in January to complete a bachelor's degree. Moreover,
CSUF will accept applications from community college students who
have completed just 50 transferable units; ordinarily a minimum
of 60 such units is required for transfer.
“This is an extraordinary circumstance for Cal State Fullerton,” said
Smith. “Because of the restored funding, we're able to accept more
students than the initial budget called for, and that means we're
continuing to accept applications long past the usual cutoff point.”
Transfer students from community colleges aren't the only ones
eligible for admission for spring 2005.
The university also is welcoming applications from prospective
graduate students, those seeking teaching credentials, as well
as from those who already have a bachelor's degree and want a second
one — a category that has been closed at CSUF in recent years,
due to reductions in state funding that forced many state universities
to restrict admissions.
Incoming students may take classes at the main campus in Fullerton
or the university's El Toro Campus, where upper-division courses
are offered in a variety of majors, ranging from anthropology to
The longer application window comes at a time when the results
of a recent study commissioned by the CSU found that those who
earn a bachelor's degree can expect to earn nearly $1 million more
than high school graduates over the course of their working lives.
In addition, for every dollar the state invests in the California
State University, the state reaps $4.41.
Prospective students may apply online at www.CSUMentor.edu or
find more information by logging on to www.calstatefullerton.com.