Impaction

Major Impaction

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.

Impacted Majors Open for Spring 2022 Admission:

*Open to First-time freshman and transfer applicants

 

Impacted Majors CLOSED for Spring 2022 Admission:

 

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:

Accounting Concentration in Business

Recommended courses:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Information Systems
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting

Kinesiology - Exercise and Movement Sciences

All recommended courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.
 
  • 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

Nursing

In addition to submitting the Cal State Apply online application to SF State, a Supplemental Application is required for this impacted major program. 

Applicants must be a California resident or be eligible for in-state tuition.
Applicants must score 78 or higher on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) within 3 attempts.
 
Students are advised to complete the following prerequisite courses with a grade of C- or better by the supplemental application deadline:
 
  • Statistics (Quantitative Reasoning)
  • Microbiology with lab
  • Anatomy with lab
  • Physiology with lab
  • Survey of Chemistry
Optional Supplemental criteria considered:
 
  • Health related work/volunteer experience
  • Underserved Community Work/volunteer experience

Psychology

All recommended courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.
 
  • Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology course

Social Work

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:

Introductory-level course in Human Biology
Macroeconomics
Introductory Psychology
Introductory Sociology
English 114 (First Year written composition)

Undeclared with an Interest in Nursing

To be considered for admission to the Undeclared with an Interest in Nursing major, 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 applicants who meet the above criteria will be ranked for admission and offered admission based on spaces available.

Helpful Resources

Fall 2020 Impacted Majors

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