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