California State University campuses now accepting applications for freshmen

October 6, 2008
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720,

The priority application period for students intending to enter a California State University campus as first-time freshmen in fall 2009 is open now through Nov. 30. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply immediately in order to be admitted to their preferred campus.

Challenges brought on by California's current budget shortfall are forcing the CSU to maintain enrollment levels and, as a result, an early application will help students to have a better chance of entering the CSU campus of their choice.

At least six of the CSU's 23 campuses will close freshmen admissions on Nov. 30, including Fullerton, Long Beach, Pomona, San Diego, San Luis Obispo and Sonoma. Additional campuses may also close admissions categories for certain majors or programs beginning Nov. 30.

Applications for admission to California State University, Bakersfield will be accepted through March 1, 2009.

"We cannot emphasize enough the importance of the application deadlines for potential freshmen," said Steve Watkin, CSUB's director of student outreach. "We want to be sure all first-time freshmen wishing to enroll next fall quarter have the opportunity to do so, but they must apply soon."

Students planning to attend a CSU campus as first-time freshmen next fall should visit for information and to complete the online application.

The application deadlines do not apply to fully eligible upper division transfer students, international students and non-resident students.

For additional information about CSUB's application process, please contact the Admissions and Records Office at (661) 654-3036.