Multi-Factor Admissions Criteria & Special Considerations for Fall 2021-2022

Multi-Factor Admissions (MFA) Criteria will be used for the 2021-2022 Academic Year for Incoming Freshman. SAT or ACT scores will not be used to determine admissibility. The criteria below will be used to determine admission requirements. If your GPA is below a 2.5 additional admission verification points may be used to meet the minimum eligibility criteria. Impacted programs have an additional Math GPA that may be met in addition to the MFA admission criteria. Details on impaction can be found below.

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. The final admissions thresholds are determined after the application period has been closed and after receiving all of the undergraduate application for admissions.

Those campuses are permitted to use supplementary admission criteria to screen applications.

CSU eligible freshmen applicants are admitted based on a combination of their self-reported GPA (at the time of application), A-G college prepwork, additional admissions eligibility criteria and Math GPA.

Please visit the CSU website for more information about CSU Impaction and Redirection.

Updates for the Fall 2021 application cycle are available on our impaction public hearings page.

For information on Transfer specific Impaction criteria, please visit our Impaction page.