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CSU Enters Final Week of Fall 2011 Application Period

Application cycle to conclude on November 30

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(November 23, 2010) – Prospective students have one final week to submit applications for admission to the California State University for the fall 2011 term. Students wishing to apply to the CSU for admission to that term must submit their applications no later than Tuesday, Nov. 30.

By taking advantage of the fall priority application period, students can learn of any supplemental admission criteria, receive information about the university and initiate a relationship with their prospective campus.

"I found Cal State to be a place where I can enjoy the college experience beyond just attending classes," said California State Student Association President Chris Chavez. "The CSU has helped me identify the thing that drives me, which is making a difference in my community."

Chavez, a student at Long Beach State and the president of the California State Student Association, discusses the reasons he decided to pursue his higher education at the CSU in this podcast.

The fall 2011 application cycle opened on Oct. 1 and to date the CSU has received over 367,000 applications. During last year's fall application cycle, the CSU received approximately 609,000 applications, the highest total ever.

In addition to upcoming deadlines, students are strongly encouraged to be proactive in the application process and be aware of any specific campus requirements.

Students intending to apply for fall should visit the website www.csumentor.edu to complete the online application. As the final week of the fall priority application period is often the busiest time of the year for CSUMentor.edu, technical assistance is available throughout the week by contacting the help desk at (800) 468-6927 or support@csumentor.edu. Prospective students should also visit CSUMentor for the most up-to-date information regarding the few campuses that may continue to accept applications past Nov. 30.

Additionally, several CSU campuses are continuing to admit qualified undergraduate students for the upcoming winter/spring 2011 terms while many graduate programs also continue to accept applications.

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