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Notice of Public Hearings

Public hearing to change the admissions criteria for Biology beginning in 2019 to comply with CSU enrollment goals.

What is Being Planned?

Notice is hereby given that California State University San Marcos will hold public hearings to receive comments and evidence on the proposed change in admissions policies related to Biology.

When and Where

Any person may present oral comments at the public hearings. Persons with similar concerns or opinions are encouraged to choose one representative to speak. Time limitations on presentations will be imposed.

March 7, 2018 | 6:00-7:00pm

Escondido High School
Room 101
1535 N Broadway
Escondido, CA 92026

March 13, 2018 | 6:00-7:00pm

Great Oak High School
Career Center
32555 Deer Hollow Way
Temecula, CA 92592

 March 14, 2018 | 6:00-7:00pm

Cal State San Marcos
Craven Hall 3700 (Cougar Central)
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096

Public Comment and Submital of Evidence

Comments will be accepted until 5 pm on March 12, 2018.

Persons wishing to comment on the proposal are invited to submit their comments in writing to Graham Oberem, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, at the address at the bottom of this page or send them electronically to: To be evaluated and considered by campus personnel and the CSU Chancellor’s Office, all written comments and evidence must be received by the campus by 5 pm on March 12th. Late submittal of written comments or evidence will not be allowed or accepted into the record for this matter without a showing of good cause for the delay. In no event will late submittal of written comments or evidence be allowed or accepted if any party would be unduly prejudiced by the late submittal or if staff or the campus would not have an adequate opportunity to review, consider and respond to the comments or evidence.

Scope of Hearings and Hearings Procedures

CSUSM proposes full program impaction for Biology. CSUSM would allow up to 5 percent of its enrolled new student class to be comprised of students who do not meet the applicable CSUSM impaction threshold but do meet the CSU eligibility threshold. This would allow the campus to admit a limited number of CSU-eligible students with promise or talent who would otherwise be denied based on impaction criteria.

Availability of Documents

The tentative supporting documents and Notice of Public Hearing that describes the proposed change and explains the need for the change will be distributed at these hearings and are available for review and copying by appointment on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the following address:

California State University San Marcos
Craven Hall 3700 (Cougar Central)
333 S Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096