Program Impaction

 

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Supplemental Program Admission Criteria for New and Returning Undergraduate Applicants (Rev. Dec 2016)

Program impaction means that the number of applications from fully eligible students to a designated major far exceeds the number of spaces available in that undergraduate major. However, students can still be admitted to the major if they meet the program’s supplemental admission criteria.

Applicants to impacted programs must indicate an alternate, non-impacted major, on their CSU Mentor admission application to the University. Transfers may not select “Undeclared” as their alternate major. For course equivalencies between Cal State LA and a California Community College, please visit www.assist.org.

New freshman students who are not admitted to their selected impacted major may still be considered for admissions to an alternate non-impacted major, or as an undeclared student. Transfer students who are not admitted to their selected impacted major may still be considered for admissions to an alternate non-impacted major.

New and returning applicants must meet both University admission requirements and supplemental program admission requirements for admission consideration in to these programs. (NOTE: Due to campus impaction, applicants outside of the local admissions area must also meet the established campus impaction admission criteria for the desired term. For more information about campus impaction, visit www.calstatela.edu/admissions/impaction.)

The following majors/programs are impacted at Cal State LA:

  • Biology
  • Business Administration: Accounting
  • Business Administration: Management
  • Business Administration: Marketing Management
  • Child Development (impaction status discountinued, effective Fall 2016)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

The supplemental program admission criteria for the respective impacted programs are as follows:

Biology (effective Fall 2014)

  • Applicants wishing to major in Biology should select Biology on CSU Mentor.
  • First-Time Freshmen
    • Must complete and submit scores from the ACT/SAT College Entrance Exams; and
    • Meet the following supplemental program admission criteria:
      • Minimum High School CSU College Prep GPA of 3.00; and
      • Minimum SAT (Math and Critical Reading only) score of 900, or an ACT Composite score of 20.
  • Upper Division Transfers (New and Returning)
    • Meet the following supplemental program admission criteria:
      • Completion of at least 60 semester (90 quarter) units of college (transferable) coursework;
      • Have a minimum cumulative college (transferable) GPA of 2.75; and
      • Completion of all of the following Cal State LA courses (or the equivalent content courses taken at another educational institution) with grades of “C” or better:
        • Effective Fall 2017 (semester system):
          • CHEM 1100: General Chemistry I;
          • CHEM 1110: General Chemistry II; and
          • MATH 1050: Precalculus for Life Sciences (OR  MATH 1081: Mathematical Analysis I and MATH 1085: Discrete Mathematical Models)
        • Prior to Fall 2017 (quarter system):
          • CHEM 101: General Chemistry I;
          • CHEM 102: General Chemistry II;
          • CHEM 103: General Chemistry III; and
          • MATH 104A: Pre-calculus: Algebra

 

Business Administration: Accounting Option (effective Fall 2014)

  • First-Time Freshmen
    • Applicants wishing to major in Business Admin – Accounting, should select Business Administration - Accounting (Freshmen) on CSU Mentor; and if eligible, admitted as an Undeclared major with an interest in Business Administration - Accounting.
    • Once admitted and enrolled at the University, students should contact the Department of Accounting to learn more about how to become a Business Administration: Accounting major.
  • Upper Division Transfers (New and Returning)
    • Applicants wishing to major in Business Admin – Accounting, should select Business Administration - Accounting (Transfer) on CSU Mentor.
    • Meet the following supplemental program admission criteria:
      • Completion of at least 60 semester (90 quarter) units of college (transferable) coursework;
      •  Have a minimum cumulative college (transferable) GPA of 2.50; and
      • Completion of all of the following Cal State LA courses (or the equivalent content courses taken at another educational institution) with grades of “C” or better:
        • Effective Fall 2017 (semester system)
          • ACCT 2100: Principles of Financial Accounting; and
          • ACCT 2110: Principles of Managerial Accounting
        • Prior to Fall 2017 (quarter system)
          • ACCT 210: Principles of Financial Accounting; and
          • ACCT 211: Principles of Managerial Accounting

 

Business Administration: Management Option (effective Fall 2014)

  • Applicants wishing to major in Business Administration - Management should select Business Administration – Management on CSU Mentor.
  • First-Time Freshman
    • Must complete and submit scores from the ACT/SAT College Entrance Exams; and
    • Admission of applicants for available spaces in Management will be based on a rank ordering of admission-eligible applicants by their CSU eligibility index.
  • Upper Division Transfers (New and Returning)
    • Meet the following supplemental program admission criteria:
      • Completion of at least 60 semester (90 quarter) units of college (transferable) coursework; and
      • A minimum cumulative college (transferable) GPA of 2.30.

 

Business Administration: Marketing Management Option (effective Fall 2014)

  • Applicants wishing to major in Business Administration – Marketing Management should select Business Administration – Marketing on CSU Mentor.
  • First-Time Freshman
    • Must complete and submit scores from the ACT/SAT College Entrance Exams; and
    • Admission of applicants for available spaces in Marketing Management will be based on a rank ordering of admission-eligible applicants by their CSU eligibility index.
  • Upper Division Transfers (New and Returning)
    • Meet the following supplemental program admission criteria:
      • Completion of at least 60 semester (90 quarter) units of college (transferable) coursework;
      • A minimum cumulative college (transferable) GPA of 2.25; and
      • Admission of applicants for available spaces in Marketing Management will be based on a rank ordering of admission-eligible applicants by their transferable GPA.

 

Child Development (impaction status discontinued, effective Fall 2016)

Effective Fall 2016, the Child Development major is no longer impacted, and no supplemental program admission criteria will be required. Applicants who meet the term's university admission criteria will be eligible for admission into the Child Development major. 

Program impaction criteria for Fall 2012-Spring 2016 applicants:

  • First-Time Freshmen
    • Applicants wishing to major in Child Development should select Child Development (Freshmen) on CSU Mentor; and if eligible, admitted as an Undeclared major with an interest in Child Development.
    • Once admitted and enrolled at the University, students should contact the Department of Child and Family Studies to learn more about how to become a Child Development major.
  • Upper Division Transfers (New and Returning)
    • Applicants wishing to major in Child Development should select Child Development (Transfer) on CSU Mentor.
    • Meet the following supplemental program admission criteria:
      • Completion of at least 60 semester (90 quarter) units of college (transferable) coursework;
      • A minimum cumulative college (transferable) GPA of 2.75; and
      • Completion of the following Cal State LA course (or the equivalent content course taken at another educational institution) with a grade of “C” or better:
        • Prior to Fall 2017 (quarter system):
          • CHDV 140: Child Development
          • Students who attain less than a “C” grade may repeat this course only once for the purpose of admission to the program.

 

Criminal Justice (effective Fall 2012)

  • First-Time Freshmen
    • Applicants wishing to major in Criminal Justice should select Criminal Justice (Freshmen) on CSU Mentor; and if eligible, admitted as an Undeclared major with an interest in Criminal Justice.
    • Once admitted and enrolled at the University, students should contact the School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics to learn more about how to become a Criminal Justice major.
  • Upper Division Transfers (New and Returning)
    • Applicants wishing to major in Criminal Justice should select Criminal Justice (Transfer) on CSU Mentor.
    • Meet the following supplemental program admission criteria:
      • Completion of at least 60 semester (90 quarter) units of college (transferable) coursework;
      • A minimum cumulative college (transferable) GPA of 3.00;
      • Completion of all of the following Cal State LA courses (or the equivalent content courses taken at another educational institution) with grades of “B-” or better:
      • Effective Fall 2017 (semester system):
        • CRIM 1010: Introduction to Administration of Justice; and
        • CRIM 1260: Concepts of Criminal Law
        • Students will have a single opportunity to take and achieve a grade of “B-” in each of these courses.
      • Prior to Fall 2017 (quarter system):
        • CRIM 101: Introduction to Administration of Justice; and
        • CRIM 126: Concepts of Criminal Law
        • Students will have a single opportunity to take and achieve a grade of “B-” in each of these courses.
      • And: Admission of applicants for available spaces in Criminal Justice will be based on a rank ordering of admission-eligible applicants by their transferable GPA.

 

Nursing (effective Fall 2012)

  • First-Time Freshmen
    • Applicants wishing to major in Nursing should select Nursing (Freshmen) on CSU Mentor; and if eligible, admitted as an Undeclared major with an interest in Nursing.
    • Once admitted and enrolled at the University, students should contact the School of Nursing to learn more about how to become a Nursing major.
    • Must complete and submit scores from the ACT/SAT College Entrance Exams; and
    • Meet the following supplemental program admission criteria:
      • Minimum High School CSU College Prep GPA of 3.00; and
      • Minimum SAT (Math and Critical Reading only) score of 900, or an ACT Composite score of 20.
  • Upper Division Transfers (New and Returning)
    • Applicants wishing to major in Nursing should select Nursing (Transfer) on CSU Mentor.
    • Meet the following supplemental program admission criteria:
      • Completion of at least 60 semester (90 quarter) units of college (transferable) coursework;
      • A minimum cumulative college (transferable) GPA of 2.75; and
      • Completion and submission of the School of Nursing’s program application, and meeting additional admissions criteria for the respective program, by the department deadline. For program admission information and pre-requisites, visit:

        And: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission of students for available space will be determined by a rank ordering that is based on additional eligibility requirements.

 

Psychology (effective Fall 2011)

  • Applicants wishing to major in Psychology should select Psychology on CSU Mentor.
  • First-Time Freshmen
    • Must complete and submit scores from the ACT/SAT College Entrance Exams; and
    • Admission of applicants for available spaces in Psychology will be based on a rank ordering of admission-eligible applicants by their CSU eligibility index.
  • Upper Division Transfers (New and Returning)
    • Meet the following supplemental program admission criteria:
      • Completion of at least 60 semester (90 quarter) units of college (transferable) coursework;
      • A minimum cumulative college (transferable) GPA of 3.00; and
      • Admission of applicants for available spaces in Psychology will be based on a rank ordering of admission-eligible applicants by their transferable GPA.

 

Social Work (effective Fall 2012)

  • First-Time Freshmen
    • Applicants wishing to major in Social Work should select Social Work (Freshmen) on CSU Mentor; and if eligible, admitted as Undeclared majors with an interest in Social Work.
    • Once admitted and enrolled at the University, students should contact the School of Social Work to learn more about how to become a Social Work major.
  • Upper Division Transfers (New and Returning)
    • Applicants wishing to major in Social Work should select Social Work (Transfer) on CSU Mentor.
    • Meet the following supplemental program admission criteria:
      • Completion of at least 60 semester (90 quarter) units of college (transferable) coursework;
      • A minimum cumulative college (transferable) GPA of 2.75;
      • Completion of two of the following Cal State LA courses (or the equivalent content courses taken at another educational institution) with grades of “C” or better:
        • Effective Fall 2017 (semester system):
          • Complete one Social Science pre-requisite course:
            • PSY 1500: Introductory Psychology; or
            • SOC 2010: Introduction to Sociology
          • Complete one Statistics pre-requisite course:
            • SOC 2100: Elementary Statistics;
            • ECON 1090/MATH 1090: Quantitative Reasoning with Statistics;
            • EDFN 4520: Statistics in Education; or
            • HHS 4000: Statistics in Health and Human Services
        • Prior to Fall 2017 (quarter system):
          • Complete one Social Science pre-requisite course:
            • PSY 150: Introductory Psychology;
            • SOC 201: Principles of Sociology; or
            • SOC 202: Society and Individual Development
          • Complete one Statistics pre-requisite course:
            • SOC 210A: Elementary Statistics;
            • ECON 109: Quantitative Reasoning with Statistics;
            • EDFN 452: Statistics in Education; or
            • HHS 400: Statistics in Health and Human Services
  • And: Admission of applicants for available spaces in Social Work will be based on a rank ordering of admission-eligible applicants by their transferable GPA.