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Impaction Information

California State University, San Bernardino Program Impaction 2021-2022

California State University, San Bernardino is an impacted CSU campus. Applications to CSUSB are only accepted for the Fall term due to impaction, as 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.

Consistent with the CSU temporary admission changes for the 2021-2022 academic year CSU San Bernardino will suspend the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility. As an impacted campus, at the first-time freshman level, San Bernardino will use “a-g” GPA and may use supplemental factors for all programs for California residents and graduates of California high schools earning a 2.50 or greater “a-g” GPA and Non-California residents may be eligible for admission to the CSU by earning a 3.00 or greater “a-g” GPA. CSU San Bernardino may also review applicants with an “a-g” GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 using supplemental factors.

Pre-Criminal Justice

Applicants to the Pre-Criminal Justice major must submit an application within the initial filing period for fall 2021. All applicants are encouraged to identify an alternate major on their admission application. Transcripts of all completed coursework, and other required documents, must be submitted to the Office of Admissions & Student Recruitment by July 15, 2021.

First-Time Freshman: The admission of first-time freshmen to Pre-Criminal Justice majors is based on a qualifying Multi Factor Admission Score (MFAS), which is determined by a combination of the applicant's high school Grade Point Average (GPA) and other applicant attributes such as work experience and educational program participation.

  • Applicants will be required to meet a minimum 3.00 GPA to be reviewed for admission.
  • Students whose GPA’s are between 2.51 - 2.99 will be considered as space is available after a review of the overall applicant pool.
  • A combination of additional applicant attributes such as work experience, and participation in educational programs, veterans status, etc. may be used to determine eligibility for admission to the campus and major you are applying for.
  • The minimum GPA to qualify for admission is a 2.5.

Upper Division Transfers: The applicant's transferable GPA determines admission of upper-division transfers to Criminal Justice majors. CSUSB requires a minimum 2.70 GPA for admission.

Pre-Psychology

Applicants to Psychology majors must submit an application within the initial filing period for fall 2021. All applicants are encouraged to identify an alternate major on their admission application. Transcripts of all completed coursework, and other required documents, must be submitted to the Office of Admissions & Student Recruitment by July 15, 2021.

During the admission process, first-time freshman and upper-division transfers apply to the Pre-Psychology major. In order to advance into the Psychology program, a minimum University GPA of 2.25 is required. Additionally, students must receive a minimum grade of 'C' in each of the following courses with an overall GPA of 2.50: Written Communication (A1), Mathematics (B1), PSYC 1100, PSYC 1101, and PSYC 2210.

First-Time Freshmen: The admission of first-time freshmen to Psychology majors is based on the Multi Factor Admissions Score (MFAS), which is determined by a combination of high school grade point average (GPA) and applicant attributes. 

  • Applicants will be required to meet a minimum 3.00 GPA to be reviewed for admission. 
  • Students whose GPA’s are between 2.61 - 2.99 will be considered as space is available after a review of the overall applicant pool.
  • A combination of additional applicant attributes such as work experience, and participation in educational programs, veterans status, etc. may be used to determine eligibility for admission to the campus and major you are applying for.
  • The minimum GPA to qualify for admission to Pre-Psychology is a 2.6.

Upper Division Transfers: In order to advance into the Psychology program, a minimum University GPA of 2.25 is required. Additionally, students must receive a minimum grade of 'C' in each of the following courses with an overall GPA of 2.50: Written Communication (A1), Mathematics (B1), PSYC 1100, PSYC 1101, and PSYC 2210.

Pre-Social Work

Please note that admission into CSUSB’s Social Work Major is a 2 step process that will require an application to the Social Work Department later in your academic career at CSUSB. Please visit the Department of Social Work website to get more specific information regarding the application process and requirements: https://www.csusb.edu/social-work/basw

Applicants to Social Work majors must submit an application within the initial filing period for fall 2021. All applicants are encouraged to identify an alternate major on their admission application. Transcripts of all completed coursework, and other required documents, must be submitted to the Office of Admissions & Student Recruitment by July 15, 2021.

First-Time Freshmen: The admission of first-time freshmen to Social Work majors is based on the Multi Factor Admissions Score (MFAS), which is determined by a combination of high school grade point average (GPA) and applicant attributes. 

  • Applicants will be required to meet a minimum 3.00 GPA to be reviewed for admission. (compariable to the EI of 3300) 
  • Students whose GPA’s are between 2.51 - 2.99 will be considered as space is available after a review of the overall applicant pool.
  • A combination of additional applicant attributes such as work experience, and participation in educational programs, veterans status, etc. may be used to determine eligibility for admission to the campus and major you are applying for.
  • The minimum GPA to qualify for admission is a 2.5.

Upper Division Transfers: The admission of upper-division transfers to Social Work majors is based on the applicant's transferable GPA. A minimum of 2.50 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 2021. All applicants are encouraged to identify an alternate major on their admission application. Transcripts of all completed coursework, and other required documents, must be submitted to the Office of Admissions & Student Recruitment by July 15, 2021.

First-Time Freshman: The admission of first-time freshmen to Kinesiology-Allied Health majors is based on the MFAS, which is determined by a combination of the applicant's high school Grade Point Average (GPA) and applicant attributes. 

  • Applicants will be required to meet a minimum 3.20 GPA to be reviewed for admission. (compariable to the EI of 3500) 
  • Students whose GPA’s are between 2.71 - 3.19 will be considered as space is available after a review of the overall applicant pool.
  • If eligibility is not met with GPA, a combination of additional applicant attributes such as work experience, and participation in educational programs, veterans status, etc. may be used to determine eligibility for admission to the campus and major you are applying for.
  • The minimum GPA to qualify for admission is a 2.7.

Upper Division Transfers: The admission of upper-division transfers to Kinesiology-Allied Health majors is based on transferable GPA and completion of prerequisite coursework. Additionally, a minimum of 3.20 GPA is required, and applicants must receive a minimum grade of "C" in each of the following courses: MATH 1601 or MATH 2210, BIOL 2230 & 2240, and one set from: CHEM 2100/L CHEM 2200/L, PHYS 2000/L PHYS 2010/L, or PHYS 2500/L PHYS 2510/L

Pre-Nursing

Please note that admission into CSUSB’s Nursing Program is a 2 step process that will require an application to the Nursing major later in your academic career at CSUSB. Please visit the Department of Nursing website to get more specific information regarding the application process and requirements: https://www.csusb.edu/nursing/programs/bachelor-science-nursing

Applicants to the Pre-Nursing major must submit an application within the initial filing period for fall 2021. All applicants are encouraged to identify an alternate major on their admission application. Transcripts of all completed coursework, and other required documents, must be submitted to the Office of Admissions & Student Recruitment by July 15, 2021. Admission into the Pre-Nursing and Nursing major is only available for students who are California residents.

First-Time Freshmen: 

  • Applicants will be required to meet a minimum 3.70 GPA to be reviewed for admission. 
  • Students whose GPA’s are between 3.21 - 3.69 will be considered as space is available after a review of the overall applicant pool.
  • A combination of additional applicant attributes such as work experience, and participation in educational programs, veterans status, etc. may be used to determine eligibility for admission to the campus and major you are applying for.
  • The minimum GPA to qualify for admission is a 3.2.

The admission of first-time freshmen to the Pre-Nursing major is based on a Multi Factor Admissions Score, which is determined by a combination of high school Grade Point Average (GPA), applicant attributes, and the applicant’s grades in laboratory science courses. A minimum 3.0 GPA in laboratory science courses are required for admission.

Upper Division Transfers: The admission of upper-division transfers to the Pre-Nursing major is based on a transferable GPA and the 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 2200, BIOL 2230, BIOL 2240, CHEM 2070, and MATH 1201 or acceptable Statistics.