Thousands of Counselors Equipped with CSU Application Knowledge
October 12, 2010
By Erik Fallis
In preparation for the fall 2011 application period, more than 5,000 guidance counselors from high schools and community colleges throughout California added to their knowledge about the CSU application process and recent developments in enrollment.
This year, the CSU hosted five CSU High School Counselor Conferences in Fresno, Long Beach, San Diego, Santa Clara and Sacramento. The CSU and UC also hosted the first-ever joint high school counselor conference in Fresno. More than 700 counselors attended–a record for the Central Valley conference.
In another first, the CSU Virtual Community College Counselor Conference provided web access to presenters and information. This online forum encouraged statewide participation and eliminated travel costs while reducing the impact on the environment. CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed provided opening remarks for the conference, and participants even had the opportunity to experience a virtual CSU campus college fair.
The conferences covered a wide range of topics including campus impaction, local area admission, financial aid, Early Start, and tips on completing the CSU Mentor on-line application. The CSU also provided information for services available to EOP participants, former foster youth, veterans and disabled students.
For counselors not able to make the conferences, all presentations and materials are available online.