"Despite the uncertainty regarding state support for the 2010-2011 academic year, we will move forward with the application process for spring 2011," CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed said in a statement released Thursday.
CSU usually enrolls 35,000 new students each spring across the state. Last spring campuses cut back enrollment by not accepting new students after the state slashed $625 million from their budget.
This budget cycle Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed increasing funding for CSU by more than $365 million.
CSU officials say if the legislature approves his proposal, campuses will open spring admission and welcome 29,000 new students.