Admissions

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.