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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 upper-division transfers. 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.

Local Area Admission Preference

Transfer applicants applying to an impacted major will receive "Local Preference" for admission consideration based on our local area designation. As a campus, Cal Poly Pomona provides a varying transfer grade point average bump, based on major, to ensure local area admission preference. 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.  

All supplemental requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Supplemental coursework will be waived for Chemistry, Biology, Psychology (starting 2022-23), and Sociology (starting 2022-23) by completion of an ADT in a similar major.  ADT recipients will receive a .2  admission bump for non-impacted majors and a .1 admission bump for impacted majors. 

Impacted Majors and Supplemental Criteria

Major Supplemental Requirement(s) CPP Course(s)

Animal Health Science

Animal Science (General)

General Chemistry I & Lab  CHM 1210/L
Basic Bio & Lab or Foundations of Bio & Lab BIO 1150/L or BIO 1210/L
Statistics  STA 1200
First Year Composition or Written Reasoning ENG 1103 or ENG 2105

Animal Science (Pre-Vet)

General Chemistry I & Lab CHM 1210/L
Foundations of Bio/Lab    BIO 1210/L
Statistics STA 1200
First Year Composition or Written Reasoning ENG 1103 or ENG 2105

Major

Supplemental Requirement(s)

CPP Course Number(s)

Accounting

Supplemental Course(s) not required, however applicants are held to higher eligibility standards for admission selection

N/A

Major Supplemental Requirement(s) CPP Course(s)
Aerospace Engineering

Calculus I

Calculus II

MAT 1140

MAT 1150
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Major

Supplemental Requirement(s)

CPP Course Number(s)

Architecture

 

Supplemental Course(s) not required, however applicants are held to higher eligibility standards for admission selection

 

N/A

Major

Supplemental Requirement(s)

CPP Course Number(s)

Communication

 

Supplemental Course(s) not required, however applicants are held to higher eligibility standards for admission selection

N/A

Music (Industry Studies)(impaction ending Spring 2022)

Audition

N/A

Psychology (impaction beginning Fall 2022)

Introduction to Psychology

Statistics

PSY 2201

STA 1200

Sociology (impaction beginning Fall 2022)

Introduction to Sociology

Statistics

SOC 2201

STA 1200

Major

Supplemental Requirement(s)

CPP Course Number(s)

Biology

Foundations of Bio/Lab: Energy, Matter & Info

Foundations of Bio/Lab: Evolution, Ecology, Biodiversity

BIO 1210/L

BIO 1220/L

Biotechnology

Environmental Biology

Chemistry

Calculus I

MAT 1140

Calculus II

MAT 1150

General Chemistry I & Lab

CHM 1210/L

General Chemistry II & Lab

CHM 1220/L

Computer Science

Data Structures & Advanced Programming

CS 2400 (highly recommended)

Kinesiology (General)

Basic Bio/Lab

BIO 1150/L

Statistics

STA 1200

Physics

Supplemental Course(s) not required, however applicants are held to higher eligibility standards for admission selection

N/A

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