The improved budget environment is enabling the California State University to begin addressing critical access needs for both current and potential students.
Current full-time students enrolled at any CSU campus now have access to a wide range of fully online classes from other CSUs beginning August 1. On the same date, potential new CSU students interested in applying for admission to CSU campuses for the spring 2014 term may submit applications at CSUMentor.edu.
Fall 2013 Online Classes for Current Students
The upcoming fall 2013 term will mark the launch of a systemwide concurrent enrollment program that will provide full-time students enrolled at any campus with access to fully online courses offered at other CSU campuses. Interested current students can view the online offerings at www.calstate.edu/concurrent. Credit earned at the CSU campus offering the online course is automatically reported to the home campus and included on student transcripts.
For fall 2013, calstate.edu/concurrent shows 36 fully online courses available. These offerings cover a wide range of topics including General Biology, Physical Geography, Business Finance, Critical Reasoning and Visual Communication.
Students are urged to consult with an academic adviser before signing up for concurrent courses.
Spring 2014 Applications for Potential Students
A number of CSU campuses will open to applicants for the spring 2014 term. The spring term tends to serve primarily transfer-eligible applicants from the community colleges. Priority is given to those who earned an Associate Degree for Transfer from a California Community College, veterans and other applicants designated in state law or policy.
“It is important to California’s future that students have the opportunity to continue their education and achieve a bachelor’s degree,” said Ephraim P. Smith, CSU executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer. “We continue to face unprecedented demand for CSU programs with limited space available – renewed state investment is critical to closing that gap.”
During the past several years, the number of students enrolled in the spring has varied considerably. As a result of massive budget cuts, the system closed to new applicants in spring 2010, limited the spring 2013 application period, and was forced to turn away eligible new students during the past few years.
Because of the improving state budget, the CSU is able to open in spring 2014 for limited growth, as well as provide online courses for current students.
New students may submit applications for spring 2014 starting August 1, extending for many campuses through August 31. While most CSU campuses will be accepting applications, some may still not be able to enroll new students or may only accept graduate and credential students. All student applicants will be notified on or before November 1, 2013, regarding their admission status.
For the most current information on which campuses are accepting students, and at what level, visit the CSUMentor status page. Current and future applicants also are encouraged to visit CSUMentor to apply or find out more about CSU program offerings, financial aid and academic planning.
About the California State University
The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 427,000 students and 44,000 faculty and staff. The CSU awards over 95,000 degrees annually and since its creation in 1961 has conferred nearly 2.6 million.