California State University, Fresno will be able to admit about 1,000 new students for spring 2011 classes after the California State University approved admitting qualified applicants in spring 2011 at Fresno State and the other CSU campuses.

Bernard Vinovrski, the associate vice president for enrollment services, said notifications of admission will be sent to those who applied between Aug. 1 and midnight Sept. 27.

“I am so happy for these 1,000 qualified students,” said Vinovrski. “They won’t need to delay the continuation of their educational plans.”

He was referring to spring 2010 when lack of state financial support meant no new admissions could be taken for that semester. The result was disrupted plans for upper-division transfers, new graduate students and upper division returning students who weren’t enrolled in the previous semester.

The state budget continues to be negotiated and the associated state general fund support has not been finalized, but CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed said, “We remain optimistic that the Legislature is committed to higher education and that the final budget will restore the necessary funding to the CSU.”

“The restoration of funding is vital to allow us to serve these students,” Reed added.

Throughout the 23-campus CSU system, up to 30,000 students could be added in spring 2011.

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