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Majors That Have Higher Standards

Across the CSU, higher standards than the basic admission standards are used for high demand majors. These high demand majors are referred to as "impacted" majors. A major may be declared impacted when the campus receives more eligible applicants than it can accommodate during the initial filing period (October 1 - November 30 for the following fall term).

Impacted majors and criteria are subject to change for each academic year. You can view the most recent information regarding impacted majors at

If you are interested in an impacted major, you MUST apply during the initial filing period. You will be subject to additional admission criteria and might not be accepted into the program. In order to maximize your options for study at CSU, you should apply to additional campuses within the CSU system.

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