The California State University Gina GeckAssociate Director, Admissions & Student Recruitment Sonoma State University
• Each Campus is Unique• CSU campuses have distinct student populations and programs
The CSU System• Largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country• Gateway institution for majority of students seeking a baccalaureate education in California, and for those who seek professional training such as teachers, nurses, social workers, and engineers• Hands on learning preparing students to successfully enter the workforce• CSU system awards more than half of the bachelors degrees and a third of the masters degrees granted in California
What can I study at the CSU?• Radio/Television Film • Dairy Science• Business • Education• Dance • Hotel Restaurant• Engineering - Theme Management Park • Kinesiology• Interior Design • Computer Gaming &• Fire Protection Design Administration • Music Industry & Tech.
Admissions Requirements• The basic admissions requirements include: • High school “a-g” college prep courses • GPA-from a-g courses • Test Scores-SAT or ACT
A-G College Preparatory Pattern a) U.S. History or U.S. History and Government, 2 years and Social Science b) English 4 years c) Mathematics 3 years (Algebra, Geometry, Algebra ll) d) Science with Lab 2 years (CSU requires one Biological Science and one Physical Science) e) Language other than English 2 years (two years of same language) f) Visual and Performing Arts 1 year (A single yearlong approved course) g) Electives 1 year
Grade Point Average• The high school GPA is based upon grades earned in all a-g approved college preparatory courses taken in the 10th, 11th and 12th grade. Initial decision can be made on 10th and 11th grades.• CSU will award honors points in the GPA calculation for up to 8 semester courses taken in 11th and 12th grade. No honors points are awarded for grades of D and F.
Tests & Scores• The CSU accepts the SAT or ACT.• CSU only looks at Critical Reading and Math portion of SAT.• If a student submits multiple score reports the highest score earned in each single sub score of the examination is used.• Example: • 1st time: 500 M + 600 CR= 1100 • 2nd time: 550 M + 550 CR= 1100 • CSU total = 550 M + 600 CR= 1150
Eligibility Index• GPA x 800 + SAT =• (GPA x 200) + (10 x ACT) =• Minimum CSU Eligibility for non impacted campuses is 2900 SAT or 694 ACT
Admission to Impacted Campuses• 16 campuses for Fall 2013 admissions, changes each year.• Competitive Eligibility Index• Use of deadlines & policies to shape enrollment• Best advice: High GPA, test scores, be organized and on top of deadlines!
Admit Using CSU Eligibility• Bakersfield• Channel Islands• Dominguez Hills• East Bay• Maritime Academy• Monterey Bay• Stanislaus
Impacted Campuses• San Luis Obispo* • Pomona• San Diego* • Sacramento• San Jose* • San Bernardino• Fullerton* • San Francisco• Long Beach* • San Marcos• Chico • Los Angeles• Fresno • Northridge• Humboldt • Sonoma
Transferring To The CSU • Upper Division Transfer Students must meet the following criteria: • 60 transferable units • 30 units of GE • Speech, English Comp, Critical Thinking & Math
Associate Degree for Transfer • A Degree With A Guarantee adegreewithaguarantee.com • Guarantees Admissions to CSU if complete an AAT/AST and meet CSU Transfer Requirements • Receive GPA Bump • Guarantees graduation from CSU in as little as 60 units • How it works • Meet with community college advisor • Select AAT/AST major • Apply to CSU during appropriate application cycle
We’re Still a BargainTuition $4,721 - $6,780Books $1,800 per yearHousing $7,114 - $15,936Transportation $1,300Personal $3,114 TOTAL $18,049 - $28,930
CHOOSING THE RIGHT CAMPUS• MAJOR • Cal Poly Slo: No Undeclared • Maritime: Specialized Majors In Marine Tech/Business • Architecture/Ag/Engineering• SIZE • Small, Monterey, Sonoma, Humboldt, Stanislaus • Medium, Chico, Cal Poly Slo, Sacramento • Large, San Diego, Long Beach• LOCATION • Rural, Chico, Humboldt, Stanislaus • Urban, San Francisco, Cal State La, Fullerton
CHOOSING THE RIGHT CAMPUS• HOUSING • Commuter: Sacramento, Fullerton • Residential: Sonoma, Chico, SLO, Humboldt• CAMPUS LIFE • Athletics • Campus Organizations• PHYSICAL VISIT • Campus Tours
Important Dates• Application Priority Filing Period: • October 1st – November 30th• FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid Priority Deadline: • January 1st – March 2nd• Decision Day- May 1st
Final Tips:• Apply early• Stay on top of emails, check your portals• Remember that when you are admitted it is provisional (you have to complete your last semester of high school and still meet the admissions requirements)!• Take a campus tour!