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CSF 'super seniors' urged to graduate

September 2, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Cal State Fullerton canceled classes due to the state budget. But now it is also showing so-called "super seniors" the door.Students who have enough credits to graduate, but don't, are being urged to move on. They're called "educational loiterers," taking classes that they don't need. Cal State Fullerton says the practice makes it difficult for other students to enroll in courses they need to graduate.

In July of this year, the Board of Trustees adopted a new policy to ensure "super seniors" graduate when they've met their requirements. The plan asks presidents from each CSU campus to prevent students who have already met their requirements from taking more classes.

"Some of these students think we've turned on them, but we've provided them an education just not necessarily a lifetime hobby," Ed Trotter, Acting Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Programs told the Daily Titan, the campus news.

Trotter estimated hundreds of "super seniors" would be affected by the new policy. And he says on a campus of about 37,000 students, they represent a small percentage of students.

Students on the Daily Titan blog said canceled classes are adding to the problem, forcing seniors to return for just one class

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