## Impaction

### General Impaction Details & Info

**In the California State University system, a campus is designated as “impacted” when the number of applications received from qualified students exceeds the number of available spaces. It also means that a campus has exhausted its instructional resources and physical capacity. All final admissions thresholds are determined after the application period has been closed and after receiving all of the undergraduate applications for admissions. Additionally, impacted campuses are permitted to use supplementary admission criteria to screen applicants.**

#### Fall Semester 2022

**Impaction criteria applies to first-time freshmen***outside*of the local service area of: Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties and the city of Gilroy.**SAT/ACT Test Score Update**For Fall 2022, the CSU will temporarily suspend the use of SAT/ACT examinations in determining admissions eligibility and impaction admissions eligibility for all CSU campuses for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please visit the Multi-Factor Admissions Criteria website for detailed information on CSU Monterey Bay’s admission eligibility.

Due to the suspension of the SAT/ACT examinations, CSU Monterey Bay will require non-service area CSU eligible freshman applicants to meet the additional math requirement if applying to the following impacted programs.

#### Who will be affected by the impaction?

- Out of area First Time Freshmen (Non-Tri-County residents only)

Major Math GPA Biology 2.5 or above Business 2.5 or above Computer Science 2.5 or above Kinesiology 2.5 or above Marine Science 2.5 or above Psychology 2.5 or above Undeclared 2.5 or above Please review the impacted majors below for Spring 2021. Final impaction course criteria will be determined once all applications have been evaluated. A cumulative GPA above the CSU minimum 2.0 and prerequisite coursework may be used to determine the impaction eligibility. For additional community college equivalencies please visit assist.org.

All CSU upper-division transfer students applying to an impacted program, with a Associate Degrees for Transfers (AD-T) in a matching major, were admitted. Please note that the AD-T is not the same as a regular Associates Degree, and requires an application through the transfer center at your community college. Local area transfers who earned an ADT in a non-matching major were admitted.

The following majors were reviewed for prerequisite coursework: Biology, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Technology & Policy, Marine Science and Mathematics. Local area transfers applicants who did not meet all of impacted major course requirements were admitted if their cumulative GPA was 3.0 and CSU eligibility requirements were met.

#### Biology

**Out-of-Area: Impaction criteria for 2022**Required Courses CSUMB Course Equivalency Grade Precalculus or AP Calculus score of 3 or above or higher math course such as Calculus MATH 130 **or**MATH 150C- General Chemistry I with Lab or AP Chemistry of 3 or above CHEM 110 and CHEM 110L C- General Chemistry II with lab CHEM 111 and CHEM 111L C- Any transferable Biology course or AP Biology score of 3 Any biological sciences course C- **Local Area Priority: Impaction criteria for 2021**Required Courses CSUMB Course Equivalency Grade Precalculus or AP Calculus score of 3 or above or higher math course such as Calculus

MATH 130 **or**MATH 150C- General Chemistry I with lab, or AP Chemistry of 3 or above

CHEM 110 and CHEM 110L C- General Chemistry II with lab

CHEM 111 and CHEM 111L C- #### Marine Science

**Out-of-Area: Impaction criteria for 2022**Required Courses CSUMB Course Equivalency Grade Precalculus or AP Calculus score of 3 or above or higher math course such as Calculus MATH 130 **or**MATH 150C- General Chemistry I with Lab or AP Chemistry of 3 or above CHEM 110 **and**CHEM 110LC- General Chemistry II with lab CHEM 111 **and**CHEM 111LC- Any college level biology course or AP Biology score of 3 Any biological sciences course C- **Local Area Priority: Impaction criteria for 2022**Required Courses CSUMB Course Equivalency Grade Precalculus or AP Calculus score of 3 or above or higher math course such as Calculus MATH 130 **or**MATH 150C- General Chemistry I with Lab or AP Chemistry of 3 or above CHEM 110 **and**CHEM 110LC- General Chemistry II with Lab CHEM 111 **and**CHEM 111LC- #### Environmental Science, Technology, & Policy

**Out-of-Area: Impaction criteria for 2022**Required Courses CSUMB Course Equivalency Grade Precalculus or AP Calculus score of 3 or above or higher math course such as Calculus MATH 130 **or**MATH 150C- General Chemistry I with Lab or AP Chemistry of 3 or above CHEM 110 **and**CHEM 110LC- At least one of the following: General Chemistry II with lab, Physics I with lab, Calculus I CHEM 111, CHEM 111 L, PHYS 220, MATH 150 C- Any college level biology course or AP Biology score of 3 Any biological sciences course C- **Local Area Priority: Impaction criteria for 2022**Required Course CSUMB Course Equivalency Grade Precalculus or AP Calculus score of 3 or above or higher math course such as Calculus MATH 130 **or**MATH 150C- General Chemistry I with Lab or AP Chemistry of 3 or above CHEM 110 **and**CHEM 110LC- At least one of the following: General Chemistry II with Lab, Physics I with Lab, Calculus I CHEM 111, CHEM 111L, PHYS 220, MATH 150 C- #### Computer Science

**Out-of-Area: Impaction criteria for 2022**Required Course CSUMB Course Equivalency Grade Precalculus or higher math course, such as Calculus MATH 130 or MATH 150 C- Problem Solving/Programming CST 231 C- Introduction to Data Structures CST 238 C- **Local Area Priority: Impaction criteria for 2022**Required Course CSUMB Course Equivalency Grade Precalculus or higher math course, such as Calculus MATH 130 or MATH 150 C- Problem Solving / Programming CST 231 C- #### Mathematics

**Out-of-Area: Impaction criteria for Fall 2022**Required Course CSUMB Course Equivalency Grade Calculus MATH 150 C- Please review the impacted majors below for Fall 2022.

**Final**impaction criteria for Fall 2022 admissions will be determined once all applications have been received and reviewed. A cumulative GPA above the CSU minimum 2.0 and prerequisite coursework may be used to determine the impaction eligibility. For additional community college equivalencies please visit assist.org.#### Marine Science

**Out-of-Area: Impaction criteria for 2021**Required Courses CSUMB Course Equivalency Grade Precalculus or AP Calculus score of 3 or above or higher math course such as Calculus MATH 130 **or**MATH 150C- General Chemistry I with Lab or AP Chemistry of 3 or above CHEM 110 **and**CHEM 110LC- General Chemistry II with lab CHEM 111 **and**CHEM 111LC- Any college level biology course or AP Biology score of 3 Any biological sciences course C- **Local Area Priority: Impaction Criteria for 2021**Required Courses CSUMB Course Equivalency Grade Precalculus or AP Calculus score of 3 or above or higher math course such as Calculus MATH 130 **or**MATH 150C- General Chemistry I with Lab or AP Chemistry of 3 or above CHEM 110 **and**CHEM 110LC- General Chemistry II with Lab CHEM 111 **and**CHEM 111LC- #### Environmental Science, Technology, & Policy

**Out-of-Area: Impaction criteria for 2021**Required Courses CSUMB Course Equivalency Grade Precalculus or AP Calculus score of 3 or above or higher math course such as Calculus MATH 130 **or**MATH 150C- General Chemistry I with Lab or AP Chemistry of 3 or above CHEM 110 **and**CHEM 110LC- At least one of the following: General Chemistry II with lab, Physics I with lab, Calculus I CHEM 111, CHEM 111 L, PHYS 220, MATH 150 C- Any college level biology course or AP Biology score of 3 Any biological sciences course C- **Local Area Priority: Impaction criteria for 2021**Required Course CSUMB Course Equivalency Grade Precalculus or AP Calculus score of 3 or above or higher math course such as Calculus MATH 130 **or**MATH 150C- General Chemistry I with Lab or AP Chemistry of 3 or above CHEM 110 **and**CHEM 110LC- At least one of the following: General Chemistry II with Lab, Physics I with Lab, Calculus I CHEM 111, CHEM 111L, PHYS 220, MATH 150 C- #### Computer Science

**Out-of-Area: Impaction criteria for 2021**Required Course CSUMB Course Equivalency Grade Precalculus or higher math course, such as Calculus MATH 130 or MATH 150 C- Problem Solving/Programming CST 231 C- Introduction to Data Structures CST 238 C- **Local Area Priority: Impaction criteria for 2021**Required Course CSUMB Course Equivalency Grade Precalculus or higher math course, such as Calculus MATH 130 or MATH 150 C- Problem Solving / Programming CST 231 C- #### Mathematics

**Out-of-Area: Impaction criteria for Fall 2021**Required Course CSUMB Course Equivalency Grade Calculus MATH 150 C-