Admissions & Enrollment Planning

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.

Local Area Admission Preference

Freshmen applicants applying to an impacted major will receive "Local Preference" for admission consideration based on our local area designation.  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.  

Supplemental Criteria

College Major or Subplan Supplemental Requirements 


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

SAT/ACT scores by 1/31

Business Administration


SAT/ACT scores by 1/31 


Aerospace Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

SAT Math 570

ACT Math 23

SAT/ACT by 1/31

Environmental Design


SAT/ACT scores by 1/31

Letters, Arts & Social Sciences


Music (Industry Studies)

SAT/ACT scores by 1/31

SAT/ACT scores by 1/31 Audition





Computer Science

General Kinesiology 


Environmental Biology

SAT/ACT scores by 1/31