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Chapter 1. California State University. Subchapter 3. Admission Requirements. Article 1. Construction and Definitions. Particular Terms   

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The following terms, whenever used or referred to in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, respectively, unless a different meaning appears from the context:

(a) The term "Chancellor" means the Chancellor of the California State University or designee.

(b) The term "the campus" means the campus to which application for admission is made.

(c) The term "appropriate campus authority" means the president of the campus or designee.

(d) The term "college" means:

(1) Any institution of higher learning which is accredited to offer work leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts or to the degree of Bachelor of Science, by the applicable regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, except an institution which is accredited only as a "specialized institution";

(2) Any foreign institution of higher learning which, in the judgment of the Chancellor, offers course work equivalent to that offered by institutions included within subdivision (d)(1) of this section.

(e) The term "application" means the submission to the campus by the person applying for admission of all documents including official transcripts of all the applicants' academic records and information which the applicant is required to personally submit, and the payment of any application fee due pursuant to Section 41800.1.

(f) The term "eligibility index" means:

(1) For admissions prior to fall term 2004, that number derived from a weighted combination of the grade point average for the final three years of high school or of the grade point average for the final three years of high school excluding the final year or final term thereof, and in any case excluding courses in physical education and military science, and the score on either the American College Test or the Scholastic Aptitude Test pursuant to Section 40752 or Section 40802; such weighing of grade point averages and test scores shall be determined and adjusted by the Chancellor on the basis of the probability of academic success in the California State University.

(2) For admissions commencing with fall term 2004, that number derived from a weighted combination of the grade point average for courses taken in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subjects during the final three years of high school and the score on either the American College Test or the Scholastic Aptitude Test pursuant to Section 40752 or Section 40802; such weighing of grade point averages and test scores shall be determined and adjusted by the chancellor on the basis of the probability of academic success in the California State University.

(g) The term "good standing at the last college attended" means that at the time of application for admission and at the time of admission, the applicant was not under disciplinary or academic suspension, dismissal, expulsion or similar action by the last college attended and was not under disciplinary suspension, dismissal, expulsion or similar action at any institution of The California State University.

(h) The term "first-time freshman" means an applicant who has earned college credit not later than the end of the summer immediately following high school graduation or an applicant who has not earned any college credit.

(i) The term "undergraduate transfer" means any person who is not a first-time freshman pursuant to Section 40601(h), and who does not hold a baccalaureate degree from any college.

(j) The term "full-time student" means any student whose program while in attendance at a college averaged twelve or more semester units per semester, or the equivalent.

(k) The term "resident" shall have the same meaning as does the same term in Section 68017 of the Education Code, and shall include all persons so treated by the provisions of that section.

(l) The term "unit" means a semester unit within the meaning of Section 40103, or the equivalent thereof.

(m) The term "transferable" when used in connection with college units, college credit or college work, shall mean those college units, credit or work which are determined to be acceptable (either for specific requirements or as electives) toward meeting the requirements of a baccalaureate degree. The Chancellor is authorized to establish and from time to time to revise procedures for the implementation of this subdivision.

(n) For admissions prior to fall term 2003, the term "comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subjects" means four years of English, three years of mathematics, one year of United States history or United States history and government, one year of laboratory science, two years of foreign language, one year of visual and performing arts, and three years of electives from any combination of English, mathematics, social science, history, laboratory science, foreign language, visual and performing arts, and other fields of study determined by the Chancellor to be appropriate preparation for California State University study.

(o) Commencing with admissions for the fall term 2003, the term "comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subjects" means, in each area of study, at least four years of English, three years of mathematics, two years of history or social science, two years of laboratory science, two years of foreign language, one year of visual and performing arts, and one year of electives from any combination of English, mathematics, social science, history, laboratory science, foreign language, visual and performing arts, CSU-approved career technical education courses, and other fields of study determined by the Chancellor to be appropriate preparation for California State University study.

Authority cited:

Education Code 89030

Reference:

Education Code 89030

(Amended by Register 2012, No. 50.)