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Admission Impaction

Academic Program Impaction

The California State University (CSU) designates majors as impacted when more applications are received in the initial filing period from CSU eligible applicants than can be accommodated by the campus.

All freshmen and transfer applicants for these impacted academic majors must meet supplemental eligibility criteria defined by Cal Poly Pomona in addition to all CSU eligibility requirements.

The CSU announces during the fall filing period (October 1 - November  30) those majors that are impacted and the supplementary criteria campuses will use for the coming year. That announcement is published in the CSU Review, which is distributed to high school and community college counselors. Information about the supplementary criteria is also sent to impacted major applicants.

Cal Poly Pomona's impacted majors for 2015/16 admissions cycle are Aerospace Engineering, Animal Health Science, Animal Science, Architecture, Biology, Biotechnology, Communications, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Biology, Kinesiology (Exercise Science Option only), Mechanical Engineering, Music (Industry Studies Option only) Psychology, Sociology and Undeclared.

All applicants who apply to an impacted majors at Cal Poly Pomona are encouraged to identify an alternate major on their admission application.

For additional information on major impaction go to Impaction for Freshmen and Impaction for Transfers.

Campus Impaction

For majors that are not impacted, admission is impacted at the campus level for all freshmen and transfer applicants.  Campus impaction differs from majors impaction in that supplemental criteria utilizing a higher eligibility index is applied to first-time freshman applicants from non-local (tier 2) schools only.  Applicants who are from local schools are required to meet the CSU eligibility requirements only.  For more information on the specific tiers go to Impaction for Freshmen and Impaction for Transfers.

Impaction for Future Quarters

Notice of Public Hearing Page

NOTICE OF THREE PUBLIC HEARINGS
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Time: 4:30pm -5:30pm
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Time: 6:00pm -7:00pm
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015 Time: 5:30pm -6:30pm

Location:
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)
Bronco Student Center (BSC) Bldg. 35 –Centaurus Room
3801 West Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA. 91768

Cal Poly Pomona will hold public hearings to receive comments and evidence on the proposed change in admissions policies and criteria related to the select programs listed below; this change will be effective for Fall 2016.

  • Business Administration – with the option in Accounting
  • Business Administration – with the option in Management & Human Resource
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Kinesiology – with option in Health Promotion
  • Physics

WHEN AND WHERE
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Cal Poly Pomona
Bronco Student Center (BSC) Bldg. 35 –Centaurus Room
3801 West Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA. 91768

PUBLIC COMMENT AND SUBMITTAL OF EVIDENCE
Persons wishing to comment on the proposal are invited to submit them in writing to the above address or send
them electronically to ab2402@cpp.edu. To be evaluated and considered by campus personnel and the CSU Chancellor’s Office, the campus must receive all written comments and evidence by 5:00pm on Monday, March 2, 2015.

Late submittal of written comments or evidence will not be allowed or accepted into the record for this matter without a showing of good cause for the delay, and in the event any party would be unduly prejudiced by the late submittal or if staff or the campus would not have an adequate opportunity to review, consider and respond to the comments or evidence.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
For additional information or to make an appointment to review the file, please e-mail us at
ab2402@cpp.edu.

Proposed Impaction Page

Proposed Impaction for the Undergraduate Programs

  • Business Administration – with the option in Accounting
  • Business Administration – with the option in Management & Human Resource
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Kinesiology – with option in Health Promotion
  • Physics

Assembly Bill 2402 requires CSU campuses to notify, consult, and conduct hearings and post comments from their stakeholders and the public regarding their intention to make a change to admission criteria that would affect local service area prospective students. Specifically, “This bill would require the trustees to ensure compliance with specified requirements for the adoption of changes in the criteria for admission to a campus of the university that affect the eligibility of applicants residing within the local service area, as defined, of the campus. The bill would require these procedures to include specified notice, hearing, and approval requirements.”
It should be noted that this is a new process for the CSU and that our intent here at Cal Poly Pomona is to provide you with information of the proposed changes to admission criteria, our rationale, and the potential impacts for local service area students, as well as give you an opportunity to be a part of the process.

With respect to the proposed change for Fall 2016 applicants, the following programs are requesting program impaction: Business Administration – with the option in Accounting, Business Administration – with the option in Management & Human Resource, Construction Engineering Technology, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Kinesiology – with option in Health Promotion, and Physics. The number of students applying to the majors are well beyond the Department’s capacity. Applications to the programs in the past two years have increased over 50 percent and the Department’s ability to provide authentic admission to students and meet course demand offerings has been negatively impacted. The growing number of enrolled students in the programs is far beyond the number of students for whom the faculty can effectively provide advising, mentoring, instruction, and the desired educational experience. As a result, program impaction has become necessary.