Response to California State University Admission Restrictions Due to Impaction

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Intersegmental Issues

Whereas, Student demand has outpaced resources in the California State University (CSU) system such that six CSU campuses and 46 out of 47 programs on one or more CSU campuses have been declared impacted, resulting in limits on admissions, including transfer admissions [1];

Whereas, Limits on California State University transfer admissions run counter to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors’ intent that community colleges undergo institutional changes to achieve a 35% increase in system-wide transfers to CSU and the University of California by 2022 and counter to the rationale for this goal, based on the need to increase the achievement of disproportionately impacted students; [2] and

Whereas, Limits on California State University transfer admissions run counter to the expectations of the Student Centered Funding Formula, whereby part of a community college’s funding is based on completions, including associate degrees for transfer; [3]

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, working with system partners, encourage the California State University (CSU) to adopt additional transfer admission options for students not admitted as a result of recent changes in admission criteria due to impaction, including the possibility of admission to other CSU campuses that same application year.


1. CSU: The California State University. Impacted Undergraduate Majors and Campuses, 2019-20…
2019-2020 CSU Undergraduate Impacted Programs Matrix
2. Vision for Success: Strengthening The California Community Colleges to Meet California’s Needs…
3. AB 1809 (Ting, 2018)…