A UCLA committee composed of students and school officials will meet to discuss budget-tightening tactics that could significantly affect admissions for some, especially transfer students, the Daily Bruin reports. Because the university estimates it is overenrolled by 1,475 students based on its budget, the group will debate admitting fewer students, both freshmen and transfers, to save cash in a severely deteriorating financial situation.
One way the university could reduce enrollment would be to accept transfers only from community colleges, as opposed to four-year colleges. Critics contend a change like that would likely disproportionately affect low-income and minority students, who are well represented in the transfer ranks. Transfer students as a whole make up 40 percent of UCLA's graduating class.
The committee also will discuss boosting enrollment of out-of-state and international students, who pay higher tuition and would give the school more cash in hand.
The committee will submit its final suggestions to the chancellor in December.