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Budget requires SFSU to set limit on spring applications

August 1, 2003

Photo of a person applying via CSU MentorSFSU will not accept spring 2004 applications from transfer students who have less than 56 units of college credit, due to cuts in the California budget, University officials announced today.

"It is unfortunate that the constraints of the state budget have put San Francisco State in this difficult situation," said Jo Volkert, associate vice president for enrollment planning and management. "The University is working to accommodate as many students as the budget allows while maintaining the academic program."

SFSU is committed to maintaining its academic program and is offering 3,708 course sections this fall -- 17 more than in fall 2002.

SFSU began accepting spring 2004 applications Aug. 1. Volkert strongly advises prospective students to submit applications as early as possible.

The spring 2004 application deadline for first-time freshmen, and transfer students with 56 or more units, may come as early as Sept. 15. An announcement of the exact closing date will be made later in August.

Volkert encourages prospective students who are unable to apply for spring 2004 to apply for fall 2004. SFSU will begin accepting fall 2004 applications Oct. 1.

Prospective students may apply online, to receive an admissions decision more quickly.

The deadline for submitting spring 2004 graduate applications remains Nov. 15, as in past semesters. However, certain graduate programs have earlier deadlines and require an additional application. For details, visit the Division of Graduate Studies Web site or call (415) 338-2234.

For more details on SFSU admissions, majors and degree programs, costs, financial aid, on-campus housing and student life, visit the Prospective Students Web site, call (415) 338-2355, or send an e-mail to:

Prospective students interested in on-campus housing are encouraged to submit a housing application before being admitted to SFSU, as space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For details, call (415) 338-1067 or visit the Housing and Residential Services Web site.

-- Matt Itelson


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