Record number of transfers at SSU for fall
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By Kaydon Coburn  January 18, 2013 12:00 am


Sonoma State University has reported a record number of transfer student applications for the Fall 2013 semester. School admissions officials reported a 22 percent increase in transfer applications from last fall despite recent enrollment reductions and budget cuts.

“The sudden change in numbers is in large part due to the fact that we did not accommodate applications for the spring 2013 term due to budgetary constraints,” explains Gustavo Flores, Director of Admissions, “So naturally students who would apply for the spring, applied for the fall 2013 term.”

SSU admission officials have a plan in place to accommodate the record backlog of 4,521 applicants. The recent passing of Proposition 30 funds will help sustain current applicants.

“We are planning to enroll more transfer students for the fall 2013 term,“ Flores says, “The passing of Proposition 30 has enabled the CSU (California State University) to sustain its current number of students,” Flores said. “If proposition 30 had not passed we were possibly looking at further student cuts. At least we are able to accommodate a reasonable number for the fall term 2013.”
The SSU admissions department is planning on enrolling 800-900 transfer students for the fall of 2013. According to officials, every CSU campus has received more applications from first time freshmen and transfer applicants than last year.

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