This is exciting news,” said Ginger Reyes, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Admissions & Recruitment at CI. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer more students the opportunity to complete their degrees and achieve their educational goals in these challenging economic times. We love to see more CI graduates.”

“After being in a period where we’ve been forced to limit our enrollment, we hope this signals that we will be able to provide more opportunities to students in our region,” said Dan Wakelee, Assistant Provost. “It’s great to see things are going up instead of down.”

CI began accepting applications on Aug. 1 and will continue until midnight Aug. 31. Upper division transfer students with 60 or more transferable semester units are encouraged to apply. CI received more than 10,000 applications for admission to the fall 2011 class, but the campus was only able to accommodate about 1,500 new students.

“Unfortunately, we had to turn students away if they missed one of the admissions deadlines,” said Darius Riggins, Associate Director of Admissions & Recruitment. “Some of these students may have been fully qualified but just failed to meet our strict criteria for the admission process. That’s tough on everybody.”

Although the campus is not open to freshmen mid-year, CI enrolled its largest freshman class ever, with 650 new students entering this fall. In the past few weeks, the campus has added sections to ensure that students have classes available.

“Although demand is high for some classes, CI students are able to get classes they need to graduate,” said Jane Sweetland, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management. “That means as seniors graduate, we gain room in classes for new students.”

Requirements and applications for eligible transfer students are available online at or on CI’s web site at

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