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Impaction - Notice of Public Hearing

Program impaction means that the campus has reached its enrollment capacity for instructional resources and physical support and cannot accommodate all the eligible undergraduate applications it receives for a particular program.

Notice is hereby given that Cal Poly Pomona will hold public hearings to receive comments on the proposed changes in admission policies related to the University’s psychology, sociology, biotechnology, environmental biology, music – music industry option, and physics programs beginning in 2022-23.

Update as of 3/15/21: The campus is moving forward with the impaction of Psychology and Sociology (transfer level) and will continue with the discontinuation of impaction of Music - Music Industry option. The campus has chosen to suspend the process of discontinuing impaction for the following programs: Biotechnology, Environmental Biology, and Physics until the campus has completed the development of a new capacity model. We will reassess these programs impaction once we can more effectively measure their capacity.

View Impaction Hearing Powerpoint

  • Continue with impaction of Psychology and Sociology (transfer level)
  • Discontinue impaction of Music - Music Industry option
  • Suspend the process of discontinuing impaction for the following programs: Biotechnology, Environmental Biology, and Physics until the campus has completed the development of a new capacity model. We will reassess these programs impaction once we can more effectively measure their capacity.

Public hearing to impact psychology and sociology (transfer only) and discontinue impaction for biotechnology, environmental biology, music – music industry option, and physics programs beginning in 2022-2023 to comply with CSU enrollment goals.

Cal Poly Pomona has had to declare two academic programs for impaction as well as to discontinue impaction for four programs beginning in 2022-23.

The following programs are awaiting preliminary impaction status from the California State University Chancellor’s Office:

Programs for Impaction

  • Psychology (Freshmen & Transfer)
  • Sociology (Transfer Only)

For impacted majors, all candidates must meet regular University admission requirements, in addition to any supplemental coursework.

Discontinue Impaction

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Music – Music Industry Option
  • Physics

Notice is hereby given that Cal Poly Pomona will hold public hearings to receive comments on the proposed changes in admission policies related to the University’s psychology, sociology, biotechnology, environmental biology, music – music industry option, and physics programs.

February 26, 2021 March 4, 2021  March 9, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

Persons wishing to comment on the proposal are invited to submit them electronically to impaction@cpp.edu. To be evaluated and considered by campus personnel and the CSU Chancellor’s Office, all written comments and evidence must be received by the campus by 5:00pm on March 15, 2021.

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 no event if 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.

Proposed impaction for the psychology and sociology at the transfer level. To view the program impaction documentation for both programs, please click here to view our program impaction criteria.

Cal Poly Pomona will discontinue impaction criteria at a program level for biotechnology, environmental biology, music- music industry option, and physics programs starting in Fall 2022.