The decision to close admissions is part of a CSU system-wide effort to reduce student enrollment in order to bring it in line with limited state funding. In a typical year, approximately 1,000 new community college transfer and graduate students are admitted to CSU Stanislaus during the winter and spring terms.
Dr. Ham Shirvani, President of CSU Stanislaus, said, “We regret having to implement more enrollment reduction strategies, especially since we have been growing steadily over the past four years to meet the increased demand for higher education in the Central Valley. Nevertheless, the Governor’s and Legislature’s cuts to CSU have left us with no other choice but to reduce enrollment in order to maintain academic quality.”
Closing winter and spring admissions is part of an overall, system-wide strategy to address a $584 million state budget cut. The CSU Board of Trustees will consider other aspects of the overall budget reduction plan at its July 21 meeting, which may include everything from employee furlough plans, enrollment reductions, student fee increases, and more.