Fresno State has exceeded its target number of first-time freshman applicants for fall 2014 and more than 3,000 eligible, first-time freshmen applicants cannot be accommodated.

Deadlines for first-time freshmen fall applicants to submit final materials is this week 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.

For the fall semester, Fresno State is impacted at the first-time freshmen and upper-division transfer levels and is using supplementary criteria for admission, said Bernard Vinovrski, associate vice president for Enrollment Services.

“Even though this demonstrates the success of our outreach programs to recruit students, it is unfortunate that so many eligible students cannot get access to Fresno State,” Vinovrski said. “It underscores the need for more funding for higher education.”

Based on availability, first-time freshmen applicants from the Fresno State-designated local area will be admitted if they meet minimum California State University admission requirements and met the original Nov. 30 application deadline. Fresno State’s service area encompasses Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare counties.

Upper-division transfer students from area community colleges will also be admitted based on availability, as well as those with a recommended 2.75 grade point average or higher in all transfer work from other colleges and universities.

Various other deadlines are also coming up for transfer, returning and graduate students to get materials submitted. Details are available at

Vinovrski said there will be no exceptions for all deadlines.

Students can also contact the Admissions and Records Office at 559.278.2261 for more information.

University Communications news intern Ashlie Day contributed to this report.

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