Office of Admissions

Impacted Majors

Campus Impaction

Campus Impaction

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


In this case, the campus has established a local admission area for first-time freshmen. This means that, in general, applications received from students from outside the designated local area will be held to higher admission requirements than those received from students inside the local area. Impacted majors are held to higher eligibility standards for admission selection.

Local Area Admission Preference

Freshmen applicants applying to an impacted major will receive "Local Preference" for admission consideration based on our local area designation. Cal Poly Pomona provides a varying eligibility index bump for local area applicants. In addition, as a part of our commitment to provide access to veterans, Cal Poly Pomona gives "Local Preference" to all veterans regardless of their institution.  

Colleges (expand to view majors)

  • Animal Health Science
  • Animal Science (General)
  • Animal Science (Pre-Vet)

  • Accounting

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Architecture

  • Communication
  • Music (Industry Studies option) – Audition required (impaction ending after Spring 2022)
  • Psychology (impaction beginning Fall 2022)

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Kinesiology (General)
  • Physics