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CSUN increases the number of impacted majors

Students pictured raising their hands in Jeanine MingA's communications class

Dede Ogbueze

January 18, 2017

CSUN has added several new majors to its list of impacted departments in order to control the amount of incoming students and better manage the resources available to current students. Starting fall 2017, biology, communication studies, health administration, public health, and radiological sciences...

Non-local transfer students face stricter admission requirements

Non-local transfer students face stricter admission requirements


January 25, 2016

By Javier Cabrera, Maria Cortez and Wendy Paniagua Transferring has always been the goal for Rio Hondo College student Carolina Live. Like many of her friends at community college, Live finished applying to a list of CSUs and UCs and is waiting for a response. CSUN is one her list. “I wan...

Do below average test scores affect college admission?

An illustration depicts a student struggling to focus in a college class.

Eliset Zapien

October 15, 2015

Standardized tests aim to provide accurate snapshots of a student's achievement and new results released from the Department of Education early in September reveal only 44 percent of students scored at grade level or better in English, while 34 percent did so in math. However, for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the...

Student activists rally against impaction rules

Lauren Rife

April 21, 2015

A "Teach-In" rallying against impaction by the Activist Student Coalition took place in front of the Oviatt Library Tuesday afternoon. The event's purpose was to educate students on impaction and what it means for them and future prospective students. Students gathered around in circles on the Ovia...

Final public hearing on impaction addresses Ventura County concerns

William Watkins, left, clarifies steps of impaction with Dwayne Cantrell, director of student outreach and recruitment, Vice Provost Micheal Neubauer, and Elizabeth Adams, associate vice president of undergraduate studies, at the final public community hearing at Moorpark College on March 11. Photo credit: Saffana Hijaz

Saffana Hijaz

March 12, 2015

The final community public hearing on CSUN impaction was held at Moorpark College, and spoke to all of Ventura County and underrepresented schools in the area that would suffer from the proposal. The meeting clarified what impaction was to the residents of Ventura County, as well as what it would...

Impaction: CSUN president uses first in a series of community meetings to address impaction concerns

Vice President for Student Affairs William Watkins discusses the impaction plan at the first public hearing. (The Sundial Photo)

Saffana Hijaz

March 7, 2015

Vice President of Academic Affairs Willaim Watkins and President Dianne Harrison hosted the first in a series of community hearings about CSUN's impaction plan on Thursday at Nordoff Hall. The impaction plan, which places stricter admission requirements on prospective students, comes as CSUN has grown...

CSUN develops impaction measures for 2016-2017

Saffana Hijaz

February 25, 2015

CSUN plans to lower the population of students by one percent in the next four years, President Diane Harrison said in an email last week.It was said at the recent faculty senate meeting that the details of CSUN's proposed impaction plan remain in discussion, and efforts to clarify the new impaction m...

Admission requirement changes to take place by Fall 2016

Antione Bowman

February 18, 2015

CSUN President Dianne Harrison announced a proposal on Monday that would enact enrollment impaction on undergraduate programs beginning in the fall 2016 semester. The stated goal of impaction, which is a method used by campuses to control the amount of students enrolled in a major or on campus overa...

Faculty Senate’s first meeting of semester speaks on policy changes and impaction

Saffana Hijaz

February 12, 2015

The Faculty Senate held their first meeting of the spring semester on Thursday, Feb. 12. "We help make policies for our students," said Terri Lisagor, secretary of Faculty senate. "It's all about open communication." Lisagor expressed that President Dianne Harrison and Provost Harry Hellenbrand...

Freshmen admission to decrease in the of Fall 2011

Reanna Delgadillo

October 13, 2010

The Undergraduate Studies program has taken on the task of reducing the number of first time freshmen by declaring impaction. CSUN, along with many other CSU’s, are enforcing new eligibility requirements for high school graduates who wish to come to CSUN for the Fall 2011 semester. “Impacting...

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