Major impaction means that the number of applications from fully eligible students to a designated major during the initial filing period far exceeds the number of spaces available in that major.  All transfer applicants from a US institution must meet minimum CSU requirements. Additional supplemental admission criteria may be required for admission into an impacted major program. International transfer students from foreign institutions are not held to minimum CSU admission requirements including the 4 basic subject areas.

Programs that are no longer impacted effective Fall 2020

Beginning with Fall 2020-2021 admission year, the following majors are no longer impacted on both the freshman and transfer levels:

  • Biology – all options
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Sociology

Lifting program impaction from these majors allows the University to offer admission to California residents that apply to these majors and meet minimum CSU eligibility requirements. This change will result in providing access to a broader range of new students to an SFSU education.

Non-residents of California and international applicants must continue to meet higher minimum admission requirements, regardless of major.

  • Accounting Concentration in Business
  • Health Education
  • Industrial Design (Product Design and Development)
  • Kinesiology (Exercise and Movement Sciences)
  • Kinesiology- Integrated Teacher Education Program in PE (ITEP)
  • BSN Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Visual Communication Design