The California State University system for the first time in its history is proposing to turn away qualified students owing to a worsening state budget crisis, reports the Los Angeles Times. As part of a plan to slash its 450,000 enrollment by 10,000 students for the 2009-10 academic year, the 23-campus system, the nation's largest, will push up application deadlines and raise the academic bar for freshmen at its most popular campuses, Chancellor Charles B. Reed said Nov. 17. The university has never tried this type of enrollment cap, and Cal State officials said they cannot be sure how it...

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