published on February 22, 2016 - 9:36 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Fresno State will hold public hearings this week on its proposal to add several local schools, including Clovis Community College and Porterville College, to its designated list of transfer schools.

The proposed changes will be discussed at three public hearings: one today at 3 p.m. in the Alice Peters Auditorium on campus in Fresno, one at 4 p.m. Tuesday at College of the Sequoias in Visalia and the final one back in Fresno at 6 p.m. on Thursday. 

In addition to the Clovis and Porterville campuses, the university also seeks to add Hartnell Community College in Salinas and Allan Hancock Community College in Santa Maria to the list.

Most Central Valley community colleges are already included in the university’s “local area” transfer list, including Fresno City, Merced College, Reedley College and West Hills Community College. 

This week’s hearings will allow Fresno State to receive public comments and present evidence on the proposed change to admission policies related to expanding the local service area for transfer students. 

Any changes will ultimately need to be approved by the California State University system and would take effect beginning in the 2017-18 academic year. That year, additional admission criteria will be required for Fresno State applicants and local area students will have a lower admission threshold than non-locals. 

More information on the proposed changes can be found in the admissions section of the university’s website. 

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