Tune in to admissions info

Published Thursday, July 22, 2010 by Dave

I moonlight as a public radio producer for KALW, in San Francisco. This past Monday I invited Eric Forbes, Director of Enrollment Services for the California State University, and Bruce Poch, Vice President and Dean of Admissions at Pomona College, to come on the show to discuss the changing landscape of university admissions in California. (The same guy from the previous NY Times Q&A post.) Mr. Forbes talked about how the state’s $800 million education shortfall is affecting both his school and the University of California. Mr. Poch painted a vividly different picture. The show… Continue Reading

In a Cal State of mind

Published Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by Dave

Have your sights set on one of Cal State’s 23 campuses? You may not need to take the SAT — but you might want to anyway. The university says on its CSUMentor site that students who are residents of California and who have a high school GPA of 3.00 or higher are guaranteed admission. But they don’t say to what campus. If you have a specific one in mind, you’re encouraged to take either the SAT or ACT. Even then, CSU will only look at your scores on the Critical Reading and Math sections. That… Continue Reading