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SF State sets Jan. 15 deadline for freshmen applications

Number of freshmen applicants jumps almost 10 percent; University urges prospective students to apply for admission and housing early

SAN FRANCISCO, December 19, 2007 -- San Francisco State University has set application deadlines for the fall 2008 academic year. First-time freshmen must submit applications by Jan.15, 2008. Transfer students with at least 60 transferable units and second baccalaureate students must apply by March 28. Graduate students must apply by May 1; however, certain graduate programs have earlier deadlines.

The University received 38,133 applications as of Dec. 1, an all-time high at this point in time. Of those, 29,005 applications were from first-time freshmen, a 9.5 percent increase from the previous year.

Jo Volkert, associate vice president for enrollment management, attributes the surge in applications to an increase in the number of students graduating from high school with the goal of attending college and an influx of students from Southern California.

Despite the increase in applications, the University is taking steps to assure that campus growth is deliberate and manageable, Volkert said. "We want to be careful not to admit more students than we can serve effectively."

Volkert urges interested students to submit applications well before the deadlines. "As demand for admission increases, students should make every effort to apply early. If they want to live on campus, they should also apply for housing right away, even before they receive an admission notice. Housing is limited and is assigned in the order applications are received."

For more details on undergraduate admissions, majors and degree programs, costs, financial aid and student life at SF State, visit www.sfsu.edu/prospect, call (415) 338-2355 or send an e-mail to outreach@sfsu.edu. For details about on-campus housing, call (415) 338-1067 or visit www.sfsu.edu/~housing. For graduate admissions, visit www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy or call (415) 338-2234.


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