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Impaction Information

California State University, San Bernardino Program Impaction 2019-20

California State University, San Bernardino is an impacted campus, for each open term more applications are received than can be accommodated in the incoming class.  CSUSB has a campus level impaction plan which allows us to accommodate local and non-local California and Non-Resident students and major level impaction for five programs: Pre-Criminal Justice, Kinesiology-Allied Health, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Psychology, and Pre-Social Work. Information regarding CSUSB campus level impaction can be found on the First-Year Students and Transfer Students admissions information pages. Major level impaction information is found below.

Pre-Criminal Justice

Applicants to Criminal Justice majors must submit an application within the initial filing period for fall 2019. All applicants are encouraged to identify an alternate major on their admission application. Transcripts of all coursework completed and other required documents must be submitted to Office of Admissions & Student Recruitment by July 15, 2019.

Admission of first-time freshmen to Criminal Justice majors will be based on the eligibility index (EI) which is determined by a combination of SAT or ACT test scores and high school grade point average. A minimum SAT EI of 3300 or ACT EI of 790 is required for admission.

Admission of upper-division transfers to Criminal Justice majors will be based on transferable grade point average. A minimum of 2.70 GPA is required for admission.

Kinesiology-Allied Health

Applicants to Kinesiology-Allied Health majors must submit an application within the initial filing period for fall 2019. All applicants are encouraged to identify an alternate major on their admission application. Transcripts of all coursework completed and other required documents must be submitted to Office of Admissions & Student Recruitment by July 15, 2019.

Admission of first-time freshmen to Kinesiology-Allied Health majors will be based on the eligibility index (EI) which is determined by a combination of SAT or ACT test scores and high school grade point average. A minimum SAT EI of 3500 or ACT EI of 838 is required for admission.

Admission of upper-division transfers to Kinesiology-Allied Health majors will be based on transferable grade point average and completion of prerequisite coursework. A minimum of 3.20 GPA is required, and a minimum grade of “C” is required in each of the following courses: BIOL 223-224, MATH 192 or 211, and one set from CHEM 215-216, PHYS 121-122-123, or PHYS 221-222-223. 

Pre-Nursing

Applicants to Nursing majors must submit an application within the initial filing period for fall 2019. All applicants are encouraged to identify an alternate major on their admission application. Transcripts of all coursework completed and other required documents must be submitted to Office of Admissions & Student Recruitment by July 15, 2019.  The Pre-Nursing and Nursing major admission is only available for students who are California residents.

Admission of first-time freshmen to Nursing majors will be based on the eligibility index (EI) which is determined by a combination of SAT or ACT test scores and high school grade point average, and also on grades in laboratory science courses. A minimum SAT EI of 3920 or ACT EI of 938 and a 3.0 GPA in laboratory science courses is required for admission.

Admission of upper-division transfers to Nursing majors will be based on transferable grade point average and completion of prerequisite coursework. A minimum of 3.50 GPA is required, and a minimum grade of “C” is required in each of the following courses with an overall GPA of 3.00: Oral Communication (A1), Written Communication (A2), Critical Thinking (A3), BIOL 220, BIOL 223 or 224, CHEM 205, and MATH 165 or acceptable Statistics.

Pre-Psychology

Applicants to Psychology majors must submit an application within the initial filing period for fall 2019. All applicants are encouraged to identify an alternate major on their admission application. Transcripts of all coursework completed and other required documents must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment by July 15, 2019.

During the admission process, first-time freshman and upper-division transfers apply to the Pre-Psychology major. To advance to the Psychology program, a minimum University GPA of 2.25 is required, and a minimum grade of "C" in each of the following courses with an overall GPA of 2.50: Written Communication (A1), Mathematics (B1), PSYC 100, PSYC 101, and PSYC 210.

Pre-Social Work

Applicants to Social Work majors must submit an application within the initial filing period for fall 2019. All applicants are encouraged to identify an alternate major on their admission application. Transcripts of all coursework completed and other required documents must be submitted to the Office of Admissions & Student Recruitment by July 15, 2019.

Admission of first-time freshmen to Social Work majors will be based on the eligibility index (EI) which is determined by a combination of SAT or ACT test scores and high school grade point average. A minimum SAT EI of 3300 or ACT EI of 790 is required for admission.

Admission of upper-division transfers to Social Work majors will be based on transferable grade point average. A minimum of 2.50 GPA is required for admission.