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Oct. 16, 2003
DH-03 TK 062
Contact: Thomas Knox
(310) 243-3367
tknox@csudh.edu



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA ADVISORY

CSU Dominguez Hills encourages students
to apply early for fall admission

CARSON, Calif. – Students intending to enroll at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in fall 2004 are advised to submit their applications for admission as early as possible.
Academically qualified students who apply for admission early increase their chances of being admitted to CSU Dominguez Hills.

“While we normally make every effort to keep our doors open to fall enrollment until our goals are met, challenges in the state’s budget climate may require the University to impose an early application cut off period,” Lyons said. “Accordingly, we encourage any student who wants to enroll at Cal State Dominguez Hills to complete their application early to best ensure their application will be accepted for the fall 2004 semester.”

Lyons said the University will closely monitor the application process before Cal State Dominguez Hills imposes any early cut off period.

Because of the state’s budget crisis and deep cuts to education, the CSU system will be forced to limit the number of students admitted next year. Therefore, many CSU campuses will stop accepting applications earlier than in past years.

In previous years some campuses accepted applications for as long as nine months. This window will be shorter for the entering class of fall 2004. Campuses will stop accepting applications when they reach their target enrollments. Cal State Dominguez Hills officials have instituted a strategic enrollment process that enables the University greater flexibility in accepting new students.

In 2004-05 the system must maintain enrollment at the 2003-04 levels to comply with the State’s 2003-04 budget language stipulating that the CSU and the University of California will not receive funding for enrollment growth next year.

CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed said that even with the severe budget cuts and enrollment limits, the CSU continues to be a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused education. “The CSU graduates 77,000 students each year who pay the lowest fees of comparable universities nationwide,” he said. “They then enter the workforce and contribute greatly to California’s economy.”

Fall 2004 applicants are encouraged to apply electronically by logging in to www.csumentor.edu. By working online, students can see if they have missed responding to a question and insuring that their applications are complete when submitted.

More than 80 percent of CSU applicants have used the online applications system. Although most students are expected to apply electronically, campuses will make accommodations for those who have no access to the Internet.

For more information on enrollment and class scheduling at Cal State Dominguez Hills, please visit the Web site at www.csudh.edu and use the “Quick Links” button to open the Admissions and Records page.


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The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 414,000 students and 46,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded about 2 million degrees. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. See www.calstate.edu.