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Deadline tomorrow for applications to many Cal State colleges

Original post made on Nov 29, 2009

With tomorrow the deadline for applying for admission to many of California's state colleges, admissions are becoming increasingly selective in the face of a record number of applications so far this fall and a system-wide mandate to shrink the student body by 40,000.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, November 29, 2009, 8:40 AM

Comments (19)

Posted by Qwerty, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 29, 2009 at 8:56 am


This is a truly sad situation. Accompanying the increased selectivity, students will be paying higher fees for reduced services which is a huge slap in the face to them. The universities are only fooling themselves if they think that they can provide the same quality of education with this reduced budget. I can say from experience that even with reduced enrollment, students won't necessarily have more time with professors and teaching assistants. In fact, they will most likely have less time, as class offerings will be reduced which will lead to over-enrollment in existing sections. This will be compounded even further by the furlough program in existence at many of these schools.


My advice to students is to get in study groups, meet with the professors early and often during office hours. If you wait around for the government/schools to meet your needs, you might be left behind...individuals working together will be the best m.o. for the near term


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 29, 2009 at 10:55 am

I don't think that it's a "truly sad situation". Thousands upon thousands of students will receive a good education. Those that don't get into a university will have different choices, they can join the military and serve their country. Others can sign up as volunteers and do community service. For those of you against immigrants working in the fields of CA, you can direct your kids to follow the crops and working for a minimum wage and no benefits. This will teach them to be frugal and stop the waste! I mean it!!!

There is no need to panic.






Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 29, 2009 at 1:33 pm

My advice: look into out of state universities, that is what many do and will continue to do. There are many excellent universities in other states.


Posted by AVHS Dad, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Nov 30, 2009 at 8:57 am

AVHS Dad is a registered user.

Are there no prisons?
Are there no workhouses?
Christmas? BAH!!! HUMBUG!!!

The Cal State and UC systems have been heavily subsidized for decades. The relatively large increases they're dealing with now still don't bring them near the cost of private colleges. Still, with private colleges students are much more likely to receive a higher proportion of financial aid and actually graduate on time.

Look at all your options. Cal State and UC are still relatively cheap.


Posted by worried mom, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 30, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Which CSU campuses are in the "Pleasanton" service area besides CSU East Bay?


Posted by Judy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 30, 2009 at 1:04 pm

What about veterans?


Posted by Robin, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Nov 30, 2009 at 2:39 pm

White guys still don't have a chance..it's illegals and all minorities first. Ca schools don't deserve another penny of taxpayer's funds as long as they violate prop 209. Suppose to be equality for all, no 'special preferences'. Chollo go back home yourself...you've already milked your free ride.


Posted by AVHS Dad, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Nov 30, 2009 at 4:38 pm

AVHS Dad is a registered user.

Worried mom: Technically, all CSU campuses are in the "Pleasanton" service area.

Judy: Uh, what about veterans? Did you get cut off?

Robin: This is America. Everybody has a chance as long as they apply themselves and don't spend their time sitting on thier backsides complaining about a lack of opportunity and blaming everyone but themselves. Also, who is the "Chollo" you speak of and why do you want them to "go back home"? Did they take your milk?


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 30, 2009 at 7:57 pm

Cal State Hayward, Cal State SF and Cal State SJ are not far from Pleasanton. There is also Cal State Chico & Cal State Sacramento that aren't too far away. Cal State Stanislaus is not far either.

little robin red breast is a jealous bug...

clap clap baby robin has fallen down and she can't fly clap clap


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 30, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Web Link=

hi robin...


Posted by not an extremist, a resident of Mohr Park
on Dec 1, 2009 at 12:05 am

Robin, I agree 100 percent with you. My spouse, myself, and our children "worked" our way through the CSU system...no help, no "aide", no loans...just part time jobs and poverty.

White boys with a 3.2 GPA get no help. It was very frustrating as a student to see all of the "minorities" line up outside the student aide office for help. Help for me...out of reach. Waiting tables and taking 6 years to get a 4 year degree seems to be what works for this family.


Posted by educated, a resident of Stoneridge
on Dec 1, 2009 at 12:19 am

Cholo, get the names of the colleges correct, please. It's SJSU...San Jose State University...not "Cal State SJ". It is Cal State East Bay, not "Cal State Hayward" and so on and so on.

If you are going to give advice, you should at least know what you are talking about. Seriously!!! Don't waste people's time.


Posted by AVHS Dad, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Dec 1, 2009 at 10:00 am

AVHS Dad is a registered user.

Cholo: the link says that's an owl, not a robin.

Here's a robin:

Web Link



Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Dec 1, 2009 at 10:51 am

what did you just say educamated: Web Link

yup...that's the realer Robin...4 shore!

on a cold evening, I love warm milk with orgeat...ah, my feet up and thinking about Round Robin..l


Posted by AVHS Dad, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Dec 1, 2009 at 1:38 pm

AVHS Dad is a registered user.

I still want to know who "Chollo" is.
Hmmmmmmmm, maybe if I google...
Got him!!!!

Web Link

Yeah, he looks like a milk thief!


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Dec 1, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Web Link i think that the milk is in cyberspace by now...milky is soooooooo cute!

signed,

party


Posted by educated, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Dec 2, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Very good Cholo. You found a web link to the correct names of the Universities. You were able to prove my point even further. Now, try r e a d i n g it again. You may learn the correct names of our California State Universities.

You might try enrolling in one too. Especially before giving out advice on the matter.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Dec 2, 2009 at 5:53 pm

I already have a graduate degree, BFA/MFA in Painting!

I'm so involved in roasting a Kosher chicken that I picked up at Trader Joe's...yum yum plenty!

educated = OVER! tee hee hee, tee hee hee...O - V - E - R 'n OUT!


Posted by Chola Sista, a resident of Mohr Park
on Dec 3, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Oh my gosh, Is that you Chola sista, posing online as Cholo. I think just maybe your name begins with a C, your a female, and live near me in Pleasanton. Let me know if I know who you are....My chola sister.


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