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Current Impacted Programs

Local Applicants

SF State is committed to giving residents in six local area counties priority in the admission process. Local applicants are students who have a local address and who graduated from a high school or earned the majority of their transfer units from a community college within Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo or Santa Clara counties. Fall admission decisions for most local area applicants will be made in December or January. Local applicants are guaranteed admission provided they apply by 11:59PM PST on November 30th, comply with all posted deadlines and meet CSU eligibility requirements for a non-impacted program by the end of the Spring 2013 term. CSU-eligible local applicants who are not accommodated in impacted majors will be offered admission in their declared "alternate non-impacted major" listed on their CSU Mentor application.

Non-Local Applicants

Non-local applicants are encouraged to apply. SF State will have space for out-of-area applicants and we encourage them to apply. Out-of-area applicants will be offered admission based on the overall space available and may require a higher grade point average (for transfers) or eligibility index (for freshmen). Out-of-area applicants should expect to receive fall admissions decisions in February or March.

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

A major is designated impacted when more applications are received in the priority filing period than can be accepted.

The following majors are currently impacted at SF State University

Beginning in Fall 2014, the following majors will also be impacted at SF State University

See below for more information on currently impacted majors, including who can apply, if an additional supplemental application is needed, and steps to take if your interested in applying to an impacted major at SF State.

Please check this page frequently for updates and further information regarding impacted majors for Fall 2014.

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Apparel Design and Merchandising, Interior Design, and Dietetics.

  • First-time Freshmen may apply to the pre-major only
  • Upper Division Transfers only may apply directly to the major
  • Additional supplemental application information required: cfsd.sfsu.edu
  • Prerequisites:
    • Apparel Design and Merchandising:
      • College level drawing class
      • Microeconomics
      • Macroeconomics
      • Color and Design
      • General Psychology
    • Interior Design:
      • Color and Design
      • Drafting for Interior Design
    • Dietetics:
      • Microbiology with lab
      • Statistics
      • General Psychology
      • Nutrition
      • General Chemistry
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    Child and Adolescent Development (all concentrations)

    • First-time Freshman interested should apply as an Undeclared major with an interest in Child and Adolescent Development
    • Upper Division Transfers only may apply
    • No additional supplemental application required; applicants will be ranked according to data provided on the CSU Mentor application and on official transcripts.
    • Prerequisites:
      • None specified at this time

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    Environmental Studies (all concentrations)

    • First-time Freshmen may apply
    • Upper Division Transfers may apply
    • No additional supplemental application required; applicants will be ranked according to data provided on the CSU Mentor application and on official transcripts.
    • Prerequisites:
      • None specified at this time

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    Industrial Arts, Industrial Design, and Visual Communication Design

    • First-time Freshman interested should apply as an Undeclared major with an interest in Industrial Arts, Industrial Design or Visual Communication Design
    • Upper Division Transfers only may apply
    • Additional supplemental application information required: design.sfsu.edu/programs
    • Prerequisites:
      • Industrial Arts, Industrial Design, and Visual Communication Design:
        • One (1) College Level Drawing, Sketching, or Drafting course - 3 units
        • One (1) Computer-Graphic related course (such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, or CAD - 3 units
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      Nursing

      • First-time Freshmen should apply as an Undeclared major with an interest in Nursing. Note that this status does not guarantee that students will be eligible for the Nursing major. Students will need to apply for the Nursing major during their 2nd year.
      • Upper-division Transfers only may apply
      • Additional supplemental application information required: www.nursing.sfsu.edu/
      • Visit the School of Nursing website to determine which program to apply to: www.nursing.sfsu.edu/
        • 1. On-Campus Program (California Residents Only)
        • 2. Off-Campus (Sequoia Hospital) Program
        • 3. Advanced Placement Option: On-campus program for applicants who are already Registered Nurses.
      • Prerequisites: No more than one course should be outstanding at the time 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 with lab

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      Psychology (College of Health and Social Sciences)

      • First-time Freshmen should apply as an Undeclared major with an interest in Psychology. Students will need to apply to Psychology during their 2nd year. Note that interested students will compete for eligibility to the Psychology major based on criteria established by the Psychology Department faculty.
      • Upper Division Transfers only may apply
      • No additional supplemental application required; applicants will be ranked according to data provided on the CSU Mentor application and on official transcripts.
      • Prerequisites:
        • Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology course

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      Social Work

      • First-time Freshmen should apply as an Undeclared major with an interest in Social Work. Students will need to apply to Social Work during their 2nd year. If accepted, they may declare Social Work as a major in their junior year.
      • Upper Division Transfers only may apply
      • Additional supplemental application information required: http://socwork.sfsu.edu/content/school-social-work-admissions
      • Prerequisites:
        • Human Biology
        • Macroeconomics
        • General Psychology
        • Intoductory Sociology

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