students applying for part-time or full-time undergraduate
programs of study in day or evening classes must file a
complete undergraduate application. The $55 nonrefundable
application fee should be in the form of a check or money
order payable to “The California State University” or by
credit card if submitting the online application, and may
not be transferred or used to apply to another term. The
applications of persons denied admission to an impacted
campus may be re-routed to another campus, but only if the
applicant is CSU eligible.
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- The CSU designates programs as impacted when more
applications are received in the initial filing period
(October and November for fall terms, June for winter terms,
August for spring terms, February for summer terms) than can
be accommodated. Some programs are impacted at every campus
where they are offered; others are impacted only at some
campuses. Candidates for admission must meet supplementary
admission criteria if applying to an impacted program.
will announce during the fall filing period those programs
that are impacted and the supplementary criteria campuses
will use. That announcement will be published in the CSU
Review and made available online at http://www.calstate.edu/AR/csureview/.
Information about the supplementary criteria also is sent to
program applicants. Detailed impaction information is also
available at http://www.calstate.edu/AR/impactioninfo.shtml.
must file applications for admission to an impacted program
during the initial filing period. If applicants wish to be
considered in impacted programs at more than one campus,
they must file an application to each.
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Supplementary Admission Criteria
- Each campus with impacted programs uses supplementary
admission criteria in screening applicants. Supplementary
criteria may include ranking on the freshman eligibility
index, the overall transfer grade point average, completion
of specified prerequisite courses, and a combination of
campus-developed criteria. Applicants who are required to
submit scores on either the SAT I or the ACT and are
applying for fall admission should take the test as early as
possible and no later than October of the preceding year.
supplementary admission criteria used by the individual
campuses to screen applicants appear periodically in the
CSU Review and are made available by the campuses to
applicants who seek admission to an impacted program.