July 9, 2010
Campus Will Be Impacted Starting In Fall 2011
Students who live outside of the capital region will have a harder time getting into Sacramento State starting in the fall 2011 semester, school officials said.
The campus will be impacted because the number of applications from qualified students is expected to exceed the funded capacity of the campus to accommodate them, said John Kepley, a university representative.
The change comes as a result of budget reductions from the state and an increase in student applications.
Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez supported the move, which was approved by the CSU Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach.
Application data indicate Sacramento State could see an enrollment increase of 4 percent to 6 percent, and would not be able to financially provide quality academic programs, courses and support services to the extra students, said Ed Mills, associate vice president for enrollment management and student support.
Students from Sacramento State’s local area for admission, such as seniors at local high schools or transfer students from local community colleges, will continue to be admitted under the existing minimum requirements for CSU admission. The local area for admission includes students at high schools and community colleges in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Solano and San Joaquin counties.
But things will get tougher for those living outside of these six counties. Additional admissions criteria will be enforced and such students will accepted on a space-available basis. Some students outside the capital-area counties may qualify for admission based on hardships and/or special circumstances.
Sacramento State will continue to conduct outreach efforts in Alpine, Amador, Colusa, Nevada, Sierra and Sutter Counties to ensure that students in those areas have the information they need to apply for CSU admission.