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 May 17, 2004

Margie Yu
Public Affairs Specialist 
(323) 343-3047



Cal State L.A. 
Office of Public Affairs 
(323) 343-3050 
Fax: (323) 343-6405

For immediate release:
Cal State L.A. Offers Summer Classes
for High School Students

High school students can get a head start on their college careers by participating in the renowned Accelerated College Enrollment Program (ACE) at California State University, Los Angeles. Through this program, seniors and juniors who have maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average can enroll in any University courses (up to 18 units) for which they meet the prerequisites.

Additionally, high school sophomores identified as GATE (gifted and talented) may participate in the Pre-Accelerated College Enrollment Program (PACE) at Cal State L.A. They can enroll in up to two regular courses chosen from an approved list of introductory classes during the summer.

“This is a wonderful way for students to become familiar with the university environment and get a feel for what college is really like. On average, more than 300 students participate in these programs each summer,” says George Bachmann, special assistant for Student Affairs.

Summer quarter runs from June 21 until the end of August. Cost for enrollment is approximately $130 for California residents. Applications must be submitted at the latest one week prior to the beginning of the quarter for summer 2004 enrollment. (Students will be responsible for purchasing their textbooks and must provide their own transportation.)

For applications and further information, call the Office of the Special Assistant for Student Affairs at Cal State L.A., (323) 343-3133.

WORKING FOR CALIFORNIA – California State University, Los Angeles: A comprehensive university at the heart of a major metropolitan city. The 175-acre hilltop campus is located five miles east of Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. Since 1947, Cal State L.A. has been a leader in providing quality higher education. Today, the campus comprises a faculty of internationally recognized scholars and artists, and more than 21,000 students with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds that reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Cal State L.A. is one of 23 campuses in the CSU system.

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