February 22, 2010
To: Deans, Chairs, and Campus Staff
From: Nancy Dority, Assistant Vice President
Admissions & Records
Subject: Highlights of Changes in the Admission Process
In an effort to keep you informed in this very different application processing year, I am writing to highlight a few major changes to procedures in Admissions & Records of which you should be aware, as you meet or consider contacting prospective transfer students via e-mail or data sets:
1. Accept/Decline: Intent to Enroll Status: The Accept/Decline status is new this year. All transfer students, who are offered admission for the fall 2010 term, must accept or decline their offer of admission. Students must go on line through their portal to press the accept button to be counted in the entering transfer class. We have forwarded the e-mail text below to the transfer students who are admitted to the university.
E-mail to admitted transfers
Subject: Intent to Enroll
All newly admitted transfer students that intend to enroll at Cal State Fullerton must accept their offer of admission. You can accept admission through your student portal within the Student Center beginning today through June 1, 2010. Under the Admissions area of the Student Center, click on the Application Status link. The Accept/Decline button will be displayed. Click on the Accept/Decline button to accept your admission to CSU Fullerton.
It is important to note that accepting admission is required to confirm your intent to enroll at Cal State Fullerton and reserve a space in our transfer class for the Fall 2010 term for more information about accepting admission, please visit
CSUF Admissions and Records - Accepting Admission
Information about accepting an offer of admission appears in the student’s admission notification.
Please note that admitted transfers interested in enrolling here in the fall must accept their offer of admission by June 1st or risk losing their place in the class.
Please note that any data set/labels that you request from A&R for admitted transfers must take this status into consideration. Only admitted transfers who accept their offers of admission will be allowed to register for classes for the fall term. Initially, with this new status, your data sets may be smaller than in previous years.
2) Transfer Waiting List: We are in the process of creating a waiting list for out of local transfer students (those who have not taken a majority of their transfer courses at an Orange County Community College) who are otherwise admissible but for whom we have no space give the California budget situation. We estimate that approximately 2,000 students will be on the waiting list. These out-of-local students will probably have a grade point average between a 3.00 and a 3.4 or a 3.5. (The actual GPA will be known after we work through the out-of-local transfers.) If a student wishes to remain on the waiting list, they will reply to an e-mail and we will update their Waitlist Offer coding to a Wait list. Should we go to the transfer waiting list, only those students who accepted the wait list offer will be considered. We anticipate going to the wait list of our yields dramatically change from previous years or if the budget improves.
I hope that this information is helpful to you as you begin to think about contacting students for the fall term.