What is Impaction?

Impaction means that a campus anticipates more qualified applicants than available spots for which there is adequate state funding. In order to manage enrollment within current budget constraints while preserving the highest quality academic experience and services to students, CSU Channel Islands has had to declare a number of academic programs impacted for first time freshmen and transfer students.

The following programs are awaiting preliminary impaction status from the California State University Chancellor’s Office:

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing

For impacted majors, all candidates must meet regular University admission requirements, in addition to any supplemental coursework.

The public is invited to provide feedback and comments at the below locations:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019- 6 p.m.
CSU Channel Islands
Sage Hall, Room 1030
1 University Drive, Camarillo CA 93012

Thursday, February 21, 2019 – 6 p.m.
Moorpark College
Campus Center Conference Room
7075 Campus Road, Moorpark CA 93021
Free parking is available in Lot E

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – 6 p.m. (Moved to Online Meeting)
In light of the recent rains, flash flood watch, and possible road closures, the Public Hearing designated in the Santa Barbara area has changed to an online session.  Interested parties can access the session via the below url:

Monday, March 11, 2019 – 6 p.m.
Oxnard College
Administrative Annex Room 101
4000 S. Rose Avenue Oxnard, CA 93033
Parking is available for $2.  Parking Lot G & H are closest to the building.

Bachelor of Science Nursing

CSUCI proposes to continue transfer impaction for the BS Nursing program. 

Admission Criteria for Fall 2020

Modification to the supplemental admission criteria for the Nursing program include a change to the proficiency in a second language and a required interview for the top 70 applicants.  

Freshmen applicants

Applicants will continue to apply as Pre-Nursing major and are held to the minimum CSU eligibility criteria. Students who are admitted to CSUCI are admitted to the University, not the Nursing program. Freshmen will not be eligible to apply to the Nursing program until they have met the minimum supplemental admission criteria.

Transfer applicants

When applying for admission, transfer applicants will select the Nursing major along with selecting an alternative major. Applicants not admitted by the Nursing program will be considered for admission to their alternate major.

Second Bachelor Degree applicants

Second bachelor degree applicants must be admitted to the program in order to enroll at CSUCI. Students not admitted by the Nursing program will not be eligible to enroll at CSUCI and must seek alternative educational arrangements.

Supplemental Admission Criteria for BS Nursing (CSUCI Main Campus) 

Supplemental Admission Criteria for BS Nursing (Santa Barbara Goleta Program) (PDF, 104KB)

Visit the BS Nursing Program website

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