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New CSU offering immediate entry

City College students planning fall transfers who have received few acceptance letters have a new option: guaranteed transfer to California State University Channel Islands.

CSUCI held its instant admissions day Wednesday in the City College Transfer Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A university admissions representative was present with an evaluator to grant students instant admissions if they met the transfer requirements.

All students needed were official copies of their college transcripts, print outs of completed online applications and a check or money order for $55.

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“It’s something we’re going to try to do every semester,” said Melissa Frazier from CSUCI admissions.

If there is sufficient, she said, they will even return sometime this summer for another opportunity for students to seek instant admissions.

For those interested in attending CSUCI who missed the representatives, the university will continue to take online Fall 2005 transfer applications.

To qualify for late admissions, students must have 60 or more transferable units, be able to transfer as upper-division students, declare majors and hold at least a 2.0 grade point average.

Frazier also mentioned that the university will continue to accept eligible transfer students up until they a given deadline. As of press time, no deadline had been decided on.

Because Channel Islands is a fairly new campus, it is not yet competitive like some of the more established state universities.

To increase the school’s population they have taken the initiative to create a recruitment process with City College, Flores said.

“They will continue to take applicants until their targeted applicant numbers are reached,” Flores said. “The projected deadline for the filing period is unknown, but it is smart for students who are interested to complete the application process ASAP.”

For those students who applied to one or several schools, but were rejected or indecisive and would have liked to broaden their option pool, this was a key opportunity.

Flores called the extended admissions deadline for City College students a great opportunity.

He also mentioned that due to the growing number of college and university applicants, the university will make it easier for students to continue their educations close to home.

Located in Camarillo, Channel Islands is about a 45 minute drive from Santa Barbara, making it ideal for transfer students who aim to remain close to the area and as an alternative to students not planning to transfer to UCSB.

Frazier said she planned to return to the Transfer Center today to meet with prospective students.

To apply for admissions or to learn more details about its available programs, as well as a list of other CSU campuses that are still accepting fall applications, visit

Interested transfer applicants can also call Melissa Frazier at (805) 437-8522 or email her at [email protected].

-Ashley Moreno is a
Journalism 101 student

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