I do not like the whole idea of the local and unlocal access to students at CSULB because for one, it does not give equal chance to students given that the local students will have preference upon applying. CSULB has over 70,000 applicants each year and so there is way too many people for very few chairs.
Another reason I feel like these proposed admission changes are unfairly done is because I am also taking into consideration the schools that were choosen in close proximity to CSULB that are local. On the proposed admission changes it says that CSULB will "continue to admit local freshmen and transfer applicants who have a reasonable or better likelihood of degree completion in their chosen major, consistent with local access and the Long Beach College Promise." So my question is out of all the schools that were choosen from the list how many of those schools are actually good schools? What I am trying to say is what are the chances that all those schools will be able to educate and prepare students to the point where they have a "reasonable or better likelihood of degree completion in their chosen major" ?
So I see on the PowerPoint it says that some of the changes will include the increase degree completion and shorten time to degree, and to reduce uneeded course taking and better manage course availability to students. My question is with all these budget cuts how are more classes and staff time going to happen in order to keep these students on track with their classes? Also, will this affect students who are already attending CSULB, since incoming students are going to have more courses available to them does this mean that these freshmen will have courses they need instead of a 4th year undergrad?
As a CSULB senior and Long Beach native, I hope to continue to see Long Beach students admitted to their local university. If nothing else, this gives them hope that they will graduate from a great university and do something with their lives.
It only makes sense that students should have more information about what classes they need to take in high school to prepare them for their intended major in college. At my high school, the counselors meet with students (at least) yearly, and we had a college and career center that had information on numerous colleges across the country. Hearing that some students do not have access to this kind of tool is very disturbing, and I have some data that show that having information for students is indeed critical.
According to the California Department of Education, my high school has an 86% rate of students attending a national postsecondary institution, the rate for the district is 78.9% and the state average is 74.4%. Latino students went to college at a rate of 78% at my school, 70% at the district level, and 65.9% statewide.
This evidence shows that providing students with information about how to get to college and what courses they need is imperative in ensuring that students make the transition from high school to college. That the district rate of Latinos attending college is 5% more than the state average is astounding, and there is something to be said about the Long Beach Promise, helping Long Beach students reach higher education. We should look into what will help more students go to college instead of thinking of ways to deter them, and other districts can look to ours to see what is working, particularly the Long Beach Promise.
Perhaps the universities should reconsider a “full-time” load, making sure that students take academic classes toward their major full-time and then supplement that with activity classes or electives. Students will finish faster and make room for more students to come in.
The university should not discourage students from applying, especially since many students are first-generation college students. This would make the transition rates decrease, particularly those of the Latino students mentioned above. There should be a limit to the students let in, and students should finish faster, but there are ways to consider this issue that include a compromise between the university and the student.
I am a student at California State University, this is my fourth semester as a Biochemistry student. I believe that the classes that are listed in the catalogs for the science majors are as important as any other classes; However, I do feel like it would take time to finish everything all in a 4-5 year time frame. With the government not funding the school and the federal aid has imposed on a new law, I feel like it should be best if the classes could be condensed somewhat so that students are able to obtain their degree much sooner and actually learning the things that are needed and important for their future career.
Reduce the number of GEs an undergraduate must take, and place emphasis on upper-division courses.
As a LOCAL high school counselor, I'm concerned that our students won't be able to get in if they meet the 2900 index for admissions to CSULB; this affects the colleges they'd list as their first choice in their local community. Also, how will A-G requirements be affected if their HS courses have to be specific to a major? Thank you.
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