Cal Poly Pomona has opened admissions for its Fall 2005 quarter to college students who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Classes for the quarter begin Sept. 22.
On Sept. 1, Charles B. Reed, chancellor of the 23-campus California State University system, announced that all 23 campuses will admit affected students conditionally for the fall 2005 term. Seven campuses — Bakersfield, Chico, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Humboldt, Los Angeles and Sacramento — currently have limited space available in their fall classes. The remaining CSU campuses, including Cal Poly Pomona, have the option to enroll additional students. Cal Poly Pomona officials have chosen to assist as many students as possible.
Under the Chancellor's plan, admission priority will be given to: (1) California students who had planned to attend colleges in the Gulf regions of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi; (2) students from the hurricane-affected areas previously offered CSU admission for the fall 2005 term; (3) former CSU students enrolled or planning to enroll for the fall 2005 term at a Katrina-affected college or university; (4) students who can document fall 2005 admission to or recent attendance at any regionally accredited college in the areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Students admitted to Cal Poly Pomona under these guidelines will pay California resident fees and will receive assistance with finding on- or off-campus housing.
Students who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina and who are interested in enrolling for classes at Cal Poly Pomona should contact George Bradshaw in Admissions & Outreach at (909) 869-3427 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. After admission students will receive assistance with registration.
For more information about how the CSU is aiding students affected by the hurricane, visit www.calstate.edu/PA/news/2005/katrina.shtml.
To get information and share ideas on how colleges and universities can support disaster relief, the university's Center for Community Service-Learning urges the campus community to visit the Campus Compact Web site. A link to this site can be found at http://academic.cpp.edu/ccsl/.