MATRICULATION

Cal State Freezes Enrollment

Cal State announced Tuesday that the university will freeze enrollment at 15 of its 23 campuses in an effort to deal with $750 million in funding cuts made this fiscal year. If Californians don't approve a tax increase, the university will lose another $200 million next year. The university will stop making early admissions decisions and will tell prospective freshmen that they will only be admitted if the tax measure is approved. They university will accept a few hundred transfer students for the 2013 spring semester. To put this in perspective, Cal State usually gets about 700,000 applications with 90,000 students matriculating in the fall. Roughly 70,000 students apply for the spring, and the 23 campuses take in about 16,000 students. Tens of thousands of students could be denied a spot at the state's largest public-university system.