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Fall 2018 Campus Impaction Announcement

Effective Fall 2018, San Francisco State University has successfully removed its campus level impaction status. Removal of campus level impaction allows the University to welcome all CSU eligible applicants applying to open majors.

Non-residents of California and international applicants must meet higher minimum standard, regardless of major.


Major Program Impaction

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.

The following majors are currently impacted at SF State University

Helpful Resources on Impacted Majors at SF State


         

Major

Freshmen/Transfer Applications and Domestic/F-1 International Students

Course Recommendations & Requirements
(minimum grade of C unless stated above)

Supplemental Application

Other

         
Accounting Concentration in Business Domestic Freshmen and Upper Division Transfers: Apply directly to major

F1/J1 International Freshmen & Lower Division & Upper Division Transfer Students: Apply directly to the Accounting major.

***Recommended Courses:
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Information Systems
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
No additional supplemental application required. Will accept Spring 2018 appications, August 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017.

Applicants will be ranked according to data provided on Cal State Apply application and official transcripts.
         
Apparel Design and Merchandising Domestic Freshmen: Apply to pre-Apparel Design and Merchandising. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
Domestic Upper Division Transfers: Apply directly to major.

F1/J1 International Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Students: Apply to the pre-Apparel Design and Merchandising major. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
F1/J1 International Upper Division Transfer Students: Apply directly to the major
***Required Courses:
  • College level drawing class
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Color and Design
  • General Psychology
YES. The first day the department will accept the supplemental appliation is January 4, 2018 and it is due by January 15, 2018. Closed Spring 2018
         
Biology Domestic Freshmen: Apply to pre-Biology. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
Domestic Upper Division Transfers: Apply directly to major

F1/J1 International Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Students apply to pre-Biology. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
F1/J1 International Upper Division Transfer Students: Apply directly to the major
***Recommended Courses:
  • BIOL 230 & 240 Introductory Biology I & II
  • Chem 115 General Chem I
  • Math 124 Elementary Statistics or Math 226 Calculus I
  • ENG 214 Second Year Composition
No supplemental application required Closed Spring 2018

Applicants will be ranked according to data provided on Cal State Apply application and official transcripts.
         
Biochemistry (BS) / Chemistry (BA) Domestic Freshmen: Apply to pre-Biochemistry (BS) or pre-Chemistry (BA). Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
Domestic Upper Division Transfers: Apply directly to major

F1/J1 International Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Students: Apply to pre-Biochemistry (BS) or pre-Chemistry (BA). Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
F1/J1 International Upper Division Transfer Students: Apply directly to the major
***Recommended Courses:
  • Chem 115 General Chemistry I (with lab)
  • Chem 215 & 216 General Chemistry II and lab
  • Chem 233 & 234 Organic Chemistry I and lab
  • Phys 111 & 112 Physics with Calculus I and lab
  • Math 109/199 Pre-calculus or Math 226 Calculus I
  • Other recommended courses: Chem 335 & 336 (Organic Chem II with lab) and Phys 121 & 122 (General College Physics II and lab)
No supplemental application required Closed Spring 2018
         

Major

Freshmen/Transfer Applications and Domestic/F-1 International Students

Course Recommendations & Requirements
(minimum grade of C unless stated above)

Supplemental Application

Other

         
Chemistry (BS) Domestic Freshmen: Apply as to pre-Chemistry (BS). Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
Domestic Upper Division Transfers: Apply directly to major

F1/J1 International Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Students: Apply to pre-Chemistry (BS). Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
F1/J1 International Upper Division Transfer Students: Apply directly to the major
***Recommended Courses:
  • Chem 115 General Chemistry I (with lab)
  • Chem 215 & 216 General Chemistry II and lab
  • Chem 233 & 234 Organic Chemistry I and lab
  • Phys 220 & 222 General College Physics with Calculus I and lab
  • Math 226 Calculus I
  • Math 227 Calculus II
  • Other recommended courses: Chem 335 & 336 (Organic Chem II with lab) and Phys 230 & Phys 232 (Physics with Calculus II and lab)
No supplemental application required Closed Spring 2018

Applicants will be ranked according to data provided on Cal State Apply application and official transcripts.
       
Child & Adolescent Development Domestic Freshmen: Apply to pre-Child & Adolescent Development. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
Domestic Upper Division Transfers: Apply directly to major

F1/J1 International Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Students: Apply to pre-Child & Adolescent Development. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
F1/J1 International Upper Division Transfer Students: Apply directly to the major
Prerequisites:
  • CAD 210
  • CAD 260
  • ENG 214
  • All have community college equivalents which we accept. Grade of C or better in CAD 210 and CAD 260. Grade of C- or better in ENG 214 as per university standard.
No supplemental application required. Will accept Spring 2018 applications, August 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017.

Applicants will be ranked according to data provided on Cal State Apply application and official transcripts.
       
Dietetics Domestic Freshmen: Apply to pre-Dietetics. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
Domestic Upper Division Transfers: Apply directly to major

F1/J1 International Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Students: Apply to pre-Dietetics. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
F1/J1 International Upper Division Transfer Students: Apply directly to the major
***Required Courses:
  • Microbiology with lab
  • Statistics
  • General Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • General Chemistry
YES. The first day the department will accept the supplemental appliation is January 4, 2018 and it is due by January 15,2018. Closed Spring 2018
         
Environmental Studies Domestic Freshmen and Upper Division Transfers: Apply directly to the major

F1/J1 International Freshmen, Lower Division and Upper Division Transfer Students: Apply directly to major
None No supplemental application required. Will accept Spring 2018 applications, August 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017.

Applicants will be ranked according to data provided on Cal State Apply application and official transcripts.
         
Health Education Domestic Freshmen: Apply to pre-Health Education. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
Domestic Upper Division Transfers: Apply directly to major

F1/J1 International Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Students: Apply to pre-Health Education. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
> F1/J1 International Upper Division Transfer Students: Apply directly to the major
***Recommended Courses:
  • Eng 214 Second Year Composition
No supplemental application required. Closed Spring 2018

Applicants will be ranked according to data provided on Cal State Apply application and official transcripts.
         

Major

Freshmen/Transfer Applications and Domestic/F-1 International Students

Course Recommendations & Requirements
(minimum grade of C unless stated above)

Supplemental Application

Other

         
Industrial Design Domestic Freshmen: Apply pre-Design and Industry. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
Domestic Upper Division Transfers: Apply directly to major

F1/J1 International Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Students: Apply to pre-Design and Industry. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
F1/J1 International Upper Division Transfer Students: Apply directly to the major.
***Required Courses:
  • College Level Drawing, Sketching, or Drafting course (3 units)
  • Computer-Graphic related course (such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, or CAD(3 units)
YES; Due November 30, 2016 Closed Spring 2018

Applicants will be ranked according to data provided on Cal State Apply application and official transcripts.
         
Kinesiology Domestic Freshmen: Apply to Pre-Kinesiology.
Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
Domestic Upper Division Transfers: Apply directly to major

F1/J1 International Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Students: Apply to pre-Kinesiology. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
F1/J1 International Upper Division Transfer Students: Apply directly to the major.
***Recommended Courses:
  • Human Biology with lab
  • Human Anatomy with lab
  • Human Physiology with lab
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Introduction to Kinesiology
Additional Recommended Courses - part of major requirements for Exercise and Movement Science only
  • Conceptual Physics & Lab OR General Physics & Lab.
  • Survey of Chemistry & Lab OR General Chemistry
  • Human Physiology with Lab
No additional supplemental application required. Closed Spring 2018

Applicants will be ranked according to data provided on Cal State Apply application and official transcripts.
         

Major

Freshmen/Transfer Applications and Domestic/F-1 International Students

Course Recommendations & Requirements
(minimum grade of C unless stated above)

Supplemental Application

Other

         
Nursing Domestic Freshmen: Apply to pre-Nursing. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before accruing 96 units.
Domestic Upper Division Transfers: Apply directly to the Pre-licensure Nursing major Program.

ADN-BSN Nursing Program closed Fall 2018 (anticipate accepting applications for Spring 2019 beginning August 1, 2018.)

F1/J1 International Students are only eligible for the ADN-BSN Nursing program that will be available for Spring 2019. Please visit the Nursing Department website for more information.
***Required Courses:

Only one of the following courses can be outstanding when the student applies:

  • Oral Communication/Speech
  • Written Communication
  • Statistics (Quantitative Reasoning)
  • Critical Thinking
  • Microbiology with lab
  • Anatomy with lab
  • Physiology with lab
  • Survey of Chemistry
YES; Due January 15,2018 Must score 78 or higher on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) within 3 attempts.

Optional Supplemental criteria considered:
  • Health related work/volunteer experience
  • Multicultural work/volunteer experience
         
Pre-Nursing Domestic Freshmen: Apply to pre-Nursing. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
Domestic Upper Division Transfers: May not apply to the pre-Nursing major. Students should apply directly to the Nursing major

Freshmen students on F1/J1 Visa status are eligible to apply to pre-Nursing. (Students on F1/J1 Visa status are not eligible to apply to the Nursing Program)
None No supplemental application required. Closed Spring 2018

Applicants will be ranked according to data provided on Cal State Apply application and official transcripts.
         
Psychology Domestic Freshmen: Apply to pre-Psychology. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
Domestic Upper Division Transfers: Apply directly to major

F1/J1 International Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Students: Apply to pre-Psychology. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
F1/J1 International Upper Division Transfer Students: Apply directly to the major.
***Required Courses:
  • Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology course
No supplemental application required Closed Spring 2018

Applicants will be ranked according to data provided on Cal State Apply application and official transcripts.
         

Major

Freshmen/Transfer Applications and Domestic/F-1 International Students

Course Recommendations & Requirements
(minimum grade of C unless stated above)

Supplemental Application

Other

         
Social Work Domestic Freshmen: Apply to alternate major or Undeclared & apply to enter the major before their junior year
Domestic Upper Division Transfers: Apply directly to major.

F1/J1 International Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Students: Apply to alternate major & apply to enter the major before their junior year.
F1/J1 International Upper Division Transfer Students: Apply directly to the major.
***Required Courses:
  • Human Biology
  • Macroeconomics
  • General Psychology
  • Introductory Sociology
  • ENG 214 Second Year Composition
YES; Due December 15, 2017 Closed Spring 2018
         
Sociology Domestic Freshmen: Apply to pre-Sociology. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
Domestic Upper Division Transfers: Apply directly to major.

F1/J1 International Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Students: Apply to pre-Sociology. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program.
F1/J1 International Upper Division Transfer Students: Apply directly to the major.
***Recommended Courses:
  • Any two courses in Sociology
  • ENG 214 Second Year Composition
No supplemental application required. Closed Spring 2018
         
Visual Communication Design Domestic Freshmen: Apply to pre-Design and Industry. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
Domestic Upper Division Transfers: Apply directly to major

F1/J1 International Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Students: Apply to pre-Design and Industry. Admission to the pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major program. Students must apply to enter the major before their junior year.
F1/J1 International Upper Division Transfer Students: Apply directly to the major.
***Required Courses:
  • College Level Drawing, Sketching, or Drafting course(3 units)
  • Computer-Graphic related course (such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, or CAD(3 units)
YES; Due November 30, 2017 Closed Spring 2018

***Recommended Courses for Domestic Students: Students should complete as many of the recommended courses as possible. Students who have not completed these courses before transfer will have difficulty making progress towards their SF State degree in their selected major program. Although these courses are not absolutely required for admission, the impacted department may review completion of these courses when making admission’s decisions.

***Required Courses for Domestic Students: Students should complete all courses listed as required for admission by impacted programs. Students who have not completed required courses will not be considered for admission by the impacted department.

***International Students: Transfer students from foreign institutions are not held to minimum CSU admission requirements including the 4‐basic subject areas. For recommended courses, students should complete as many as possible. Although these courses are not absolutely required for admission, the impacted department may review completion of these courses when making admission decisions.

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