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High school seniors need Bs or better for Cal States

Original post made on Nov 24, 2008

California's massive education-budget cuts and a 20 percent increase in applications means a B average students may not get their first-choice California State University and face stiffer competition generally.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 24, 2008, 9:47 AM

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Posted by paly parent, a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 24, 2008 at 10:53 am

the "B average" reference is misleading (& unsourced). CSU never said it would only take kids w/ B averages. What they said is that each campus will assure a spot to all "CSU eligible" (top third of class) kids from their "service area." So every Paly kids who is eligible has a spot. At the other CSUs, there will be a huge campus-by-campus range, i.e. B average definately won't get you into Cal Poly & probably not enough for SD or maybe Sonoma. But it's a sure bet at East Bay, Dominguez Hills and Monterey.
For those who opt instead for community colleges, some advice: Get your classes/sections as soon as possible, because the popular ones WILL fill up far faster than in previous years.


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