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Impacted Undergraduate Majors and Campuses, 2018-19

When the number of applications received by a CSU campus from qualified applicants is greater than the number of available spaces, a campus is considered “impacted” for undergraduate degree programs or for undergraduate students who apply from outside the local admission area.

In this case, an impacted campus is allowed to use additional criteria to screen applications.

Campuses without the impaction designation at the program or campus level are open to all CSU eligible applicants.

Academic Program Impaction for 2018-19

All undergraduate programs, pre-programs, and undeclared/undecided programs are impacted for the following campuses:

  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Fresno State
  • CSU Fullerton
  • CSU Long Beach
  • San Diego State University
  • San José State

To find out whether a program you’re interested in is impacted, use the impaction database below to search by campus name and applicant level (freshman or transfer student).

“Campus impaction” or “level impaction” means that a campus has reached its enrollment capacity for instructional resources and physical support and cannot accommodate all the eligible undergraduate applications it receives.

In this case, the campus has established a local admission area for first-time freshmen and/or upper-division transfer students. This means that, in general, applications received from students from outside the designated local area will be held to higher admission requirements than those received from students inside the local area. To learn more about campus impaction, select the campus and applicant level below.


CSU Campus Applicant Level
First-time freshmen
Upper-division transfers
 
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