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Sacramento State considers 'impaction' for three programs


Faced with severe cuts in state support and growing student demand, Sacramento State officials are exploring “program-level” impaction for the Criminal Justice, Health Sciences and Psychology programs. If implemented, the change would take effect beginning with the Fall 2012 semester.

Program-level impaction occurs when student demand for a particular program exceeds the University’s funded capacity to accommodate those students. To manage this demand, the University could apply additional criteria for entry into those programs.

This change would only affect the three programs. Admission to the University is not affected by program-level impaction.

To provide information and solicit feedback on the program-level impaction proposals, the University is hosting forums:

Cosumnes River College
8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823 
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Library Forum (1st Floor L 111)
Parking -  $1.00

Solano Community College (Vacaville Center)
2001 North Village Parkway
Vacaville, California 95688
Monday, March 7, 2011
2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Lecture Hall

Sierra College
5000 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA 95677
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
4:30–6 p.m.
Location: D 12 (see below link for campus map)

Sacramento State’s programs in Graphic Design, Interior Design and Nursing and the College of Business Administration are already operating under impaction status.

Although Sacramento State will remain under “campus-level” impaction through at least the 2012-13 academic year, the University will continue to admit students from its service area for admissions under the existing minimum requirements for the California State University.

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