Cal State to admit 30K for spring, winter terms

SAN FRANCISCO — California State University plans to admit up to 30,000 applicants for the 2011 winter and spring terms after closing off admissions last year because of state budget cuts.

The 23-campus system did not accept applications for the 2010 spring term because of reduced state funding that also forced CSU to furlough employees and raise student fees.

The university expects to receive about 50,000 applications for its 2011 spring and winter terms.

CSU officials say campuses plan to start mailing out acceptance letters Monday even though lawmakers and the governor still haven't passed a state budget.

Chancellor Charles Reed says CSU is optimistic the final state budget will include $366 million in restored funding proposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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