Some majors at SF State are impacted, where the number of fully eligible applicants exceeds the number of spaces available in that major. These majors may have additional supplemental admission criteria and may hold applicants to a higher GPA standard. Applicants to an impacted program must specify an alternative major in the event they are not admitted to the major.
List of Fall 2021 Impacted Majors
- Accounting Concentration in Business*
- Kinesiology - Exercise and Movement Sciences
- BSN Nursing
- Social Work
*Open to First-time freshman and transfer applicants
How Applicants Will Be Considered For Admission
Applicants will be ranked according to data provided on the Cal State Apply application
Local Admission Priority
Applicants residing in the 6 Bay Area Counties (Alameda, Marin, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara) receive a local admission priority in the amount of an additional .10 to the Grade Point Average (GPA) of their high school courses and/or college courses for the purpose of the competitive admission process.
Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Priority
Applicants completing an Associate Degree for Transfer in similar programs receive a local admission priority in the amount of an additional .10 to the Grade Point Average (GPA) of their college courses for the purpose of the competitive admission process.
Impacted Major Admission Criteria
All applicants must meet minimum CSU requirements. In addition, students must satisfy the following supplemental requirements to be considered for admission to one of the following impacted majors:
- Business Calculus
- Information Systems
- Financial Accounting
- Management Accounting
- Human Biology with lab or General Biology with lab
- Human Anatomy with lab
- Elementary Statistics
- Survey of Chemistry with lab or General Chemistry with Lab
- Human Physiology with lab
- Conceptual Physics with lab or General Physics and lab
- Intro to Kinesiology
In addition to submitting the Cal State Apply online application to SF State, a Supplemental Application is required for this impacted major program.
- Statistics (Quantitative Reasoning)
- Microbiology with lab
- Anatomy with lab
- Physiology with lab
- Survey of Chemistry
- Health related work/volunteer experience
- Underserved Community Work/volunteer experience
To be considered for admission to Pre-Nursing, freshman applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
- High school graduation (diploma or GED)
- Completion of the A-G college preparatory courses
- Earned at least a 2.50 GPA in A-G courses
All Pre-Nursing applicants who meet the above criteria will be ranked for admission and offered admission to Pre-Nursing based on spaces available.
- Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology course
A Supplemental Application is also required for this impacted major program. Please visit: https://socwork.sfsu.edu/admissions/basw.
Admission to the Social Work major is limited to students at the upper division level (60 units or more but not exceeding 96 units). Applicants must complete the five required prerequisite courses with either a C- grade or higher prior to admission into the BASW Program: