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"What is Impaction?"

Program impaction (or major impaction) occurs when the number of applications from students to a designated major on a CSU campus during the initial filing period far exceeds the number of spaces available in that major.

While there are many factors that can cause the impaction of a major, in general, it is caused by the popularity of a program increasing while the number of spaces in a program must remain constant or cannot keep pace with the rising number of applications.

"How Does Impaction Affect the Admission Process?"

Since not all on-time applicants meeting CSU eligibility can be admitted, the admission process for an impacted program becomes competitive. The level of competition depends on the number applying to a major and the academic strength of the applicants.

Various types of sorting and enhanced application factors may be considered by the campus:

  • Applicants can be sorted or prioritized based on:
    • Grade point average
    • Test scores such as the SAT or ACT
    • The CSU Eligibility Index (combining both grade point average and test scores)
  • The application evaluation process may go beyond meeting basic CSU eligibility requirements.
    • Minimum test score
    • Specific high school course(s) may be added as an admission requirement for applicants in the category of "first-time freshmen" or "lower-division transfer"
    • Specific college course(s) may be added as an admission requirement for applicants in the category of "upper-division transfer"
    • A subjective review process incorporating factors such as extra-curricular activity, academic achievement, or life experience may be considered
  • A student residing in a CSU campus' Local Service Area may also be considered in an impacted admission process.  All areas in California are part of a Local Service Area of at least one CSU campus.  The California Maritime Academy is one of two CSU campuses that have no Local Service Area.  Cal Maritime serves the entire state of California.

Any enhanced admission recommendations or requirements are clearly stated in admission materials produced by the CSU campus.

 


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Admission Office Hours:

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
except for the following
special days or holidays:



Aug. 29 - Classes Begin
Sep. 5 - Labor Day - School Closed
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day - School Closed
Nov. 24-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday - School Closed
Dec. 19-23 - No Classes
Dec. 26-Jan. 2 - Winter Holiday Break - School Closed
Jan.. 3 - Classes Begin
Jan. 16 - MLK Holiday - School Closed
Mar. 31 - Ceasar Chavez Holiday - School Closed
Apr. 17-21 - No Classes

April 25 Through Aug. -  Campus tours available, but:

   *Tours do not Include ship
   *No classes in session
   *No students on campus

 

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Admission Office
200 Maritime Academy Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94590

Phone: 707-654-1330
Fax: 707-654-1336
admission@csum.edu

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