Support for One-Year Extension of Experiment on
College Preparatory Course Requirements

AS-2331-96/AA - May 9-10, 1996


RESOLVED:That the Academic Senate of the California State University support the recommendation of the Admissions Advisory Council that the Chancellor authorize a one-year extension of the current three-year trial period during which students who lack the CSU visual and performing arts requirement, but are fully qualified for entry as freshmen to the University of California, would be admitted to the California State University. (The one-year extension would carry through students admitted for the 1998-99 academic year.)

RATIONALE: On January 19-20, 1995, the Academic Senate CSU approved AS-2244-95/AA Support for Continuation of Experiment on College Preparatory Course Requirements, which supported "the recommendation of the Admissions Advisory Council that the Chancellor ‘Authorize all CSU campuses to admit the 1995-96 academic year through the 1997-98 academic year applicants completing either the CSU or the UC College preparatory course requirements while discussion within the CSU and between CSU and UC are conducted.’ "

Discussions with the UC Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS) proved unsuccessful in securing its agreement to include the CSU’s visual and performing arts requirement within the UC preparatory course requirements.

At its March meeting, the Admissions Advisory Council agreed to pursue an effort to secure the cooperation of the UC to join with the CSU in adopting a common preparatory course requirement pattern of 15 units to include visual and performing arts. Such an effort would require time to develop and implement, and could adversely affect freshmen entering in the 1998-99 academic year when the current admissions experiment is scheduled to end. Thus a one-year extension is reasonable and appropriate.


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