Proposed Title 5 Revisions to Admission Criteria

AS-2484-00/AA - January 20-21, 2000


RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University endorse the attached Proposed Title 5 Revisions Concerning Admission Criteria, with the following changes:

1. On page 4, paragraph 40601(h) should read: "The term ‘first-time freshman’ means an applicant who has achieved units of college credit only through the first summer following high school graduation or an applicant who has achieved no units of college credit."

2. On page 5, in paragraph 40807, the fourth and fifth lines should read: "…for any college work completed during that five-year period the applicant received "C" average (2.0) or better and (3) if the applicant’s….

RATIONALE: The Academic Senate of the California State University provides the above technical improvements to wording in the Admission Advisory Council’s recommended changes to Title 5. The Senate concurs with the recommendation that the First-time Freshman Grade Point Average be calculated in a way that is consistent with how the University of California calculates GPA for purposes of admission. Student GPA for purposes of admission to the CSU would be determined by grades achieved in courses taken in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grade in fulfillment of the approved college preparatory course pattern required for admission to both the UC and the CSU.


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