Transfer Impaction Results

Fall 2016 Impaction Results by Major

All majors at SJSU are impacted for transfers, meaning that all applicants compete for space in the major, based on the applicant's cumulative GPA for all transferable courses completed at the time of application.* In addition, all transfer applicants must have submitted a supplemental application to be considered for Fall 2016 admission.

For Fall 2016, SJSU ranked all transfer applicants by major based on self-reported grade point average (GPA) (as submitted on the supplemental application) and offered admission to sufficient numbers of students to meet the individual major's capacity.

For those who did not meet the individual major's  impaction threshold, but who met the CSU eligibility criteria, SJSU offered admission to the "Undeclared" major in sufficient numbers to meet the University capacity. Preference was given to local applicants who earned the majority of their transferable units at the time of application from a Santa Clara county or Santa Cruz county college.

For CSU eligible applicants who did not meet the impaction thresholds below, the applicant's Fall 2016 application was withdrawn as unaccommodated. Applicants in this category met minimum CSU eligibility requirements but did not meet the individual major's impaction threshold.

*Beginning Fall 2016, some SJSU programs gave preference to transfer applicants who completed program-specific preparatory courses. Please see the programs with supplemental coursework section below for the impaction results for those majors. For these majors, applicants were ranked on a combination of the self-reported GPA and coursework completed as submitted on the supplemental application.

Program (Major) 

 Admit to Program Threshold

Advertising  2.60 
Aerospace Engineering  See below 
African-American Studies  2.00 
Animation and Illustration  3.70 
Anthropology  2.30 
Applied Math - Applied & Computational  See below 
Applied Math - Economics & Actuarial  See below 
Applied Math - Statistics  See below 
Art - Art History  2.00 
Art - Digital Media Art  2.00 
Art - Photography  2.00 
Art - Pictorial Arts  2.00 
Art - Spatial Arts  2.00 
Art - Studio (Prep for Teaching, SS)  2.00 
Art - Studio Practice  2.00 
Aviation  See below 
Behavioral Science  2.30 
Biological Sciences See below 
Biological Sciences - Cons. & Organismal Biology  See below 
Biological Sciences - Marine Biology  See below 
Biological Sciences - Microbiology  See below 
Biological Sciences - Molecular Biology  See below 
Biological Sciences - Systems Physiology  See below 
Biomedical Engineering  See below 
Business Admin. - Accounting  3.10 
Business Admin. - Accounting Info Syst  2.40 
Business Admin. - Business Analytics 2.40 
Business Admin. - Corporate Accounting Finance  2.40 
Business Admin. - Entrepreneurship  2.60 
Business Admin. - Finance  2.40 
Business Admin. - General  3.20 
Business Admin. - Global Operations Management 2.40 
Business Admin. - Human Resource Mgmt  2.90 
Business Admin. - International Business  2.60 
Business Admin. - Management  2.40 
Business Admin. - Management Info Systems  2.90 
Business Admin. - Marketing  2.60 
Chemical Engineering  See below 
Chemistry - Biochemistry  See below 
Chemistry, B.A.  See below 
Chemistry, B.S  See below 
Child & Adolescent Dev. (Prep for Teaching, MS)  2.00 
Child & Adolescent Development  2.00 
Chinese  2.00 
Civil Engineering  See below 
Communication Studies  2.80 
Communicative Disorders & Sciences  2.40 
Computer Engineering  See below 
Computer Science  See below 
Creative Arts  2.00 
Creative Arts (Prep for Teaching, MS)  2.00 
Dance  2.00 
Design Studies  2.40 
Economics, B.A.  2.30 
Economics, B.S.  2.30 
Electrical Engineering  See below 
Engineering  See below 
English  2.00 
English - Career Writing  2.00 
English - Creative Writing  2.00 
English (Prep for Teaching, SS)  2.00 
Environmental Studies, B.A.  2.30 
Environmental Studies, B.S.  2.30 
Environmental Studies - Energy  2.30 
Environmental Studies - Environmental Impact  2.30 
Environmental Studies - Environmental Restoration  2.30 
Environmental Studies (Prep for Teaching, MS)  2.30 
Forensic Science - Biology  3.00 
Forensic Science - Chemistry  3.00 
French  2.00 
Geography  2.00 
Geology  See below 
Global Studies  2.30 
Graphic Design  2.40 
Health Science  2.80 
Health Science - Health Services  2.80 
History  2.30 
Hospitality, Tourism & Event Mgmt  2.40 
Humanities - American Studies  2.00 
Humanities - Asian Studies  2.00 
Humanities - European Studies  2.00 
Humanities - Liberal Arts  2.00 
Humanities - Middle East Studies  2.00 
Humanities - Religious Studies  2.00 
Industrial & Systems Engineering  See below 
Industrial Design  3.00 
Industrial Tech - Comp. Electronics & Network Tech.  See below 
Industrial Tech - Manufacturing Systems  See below 
Interior Design  2.40 
Japanese  2.00 
Jazz Studies  2.00 
Journalism  2.60 
Justice Studies  2.40 
Kinesiology  See below 
Kinesiology - Athletic Training  See below 
Kinesiology (Prep for Teaching, SS)  See below 
Liberal Stud (Prep for Teaching, MS)  2.40 
Liberal Studies, Cross Cultural Studies in Mex. & Amer. Ed.  2.40 
Linguistics  2.00 
Materials Engineering  See below 
Mathematics  See below 
Mathematics (Prep for Teaching, SS)  See below 
Mechanical Engineering  See below 
Meteorology  See below 
Meteorology - Climate Science  See below 
Music - Composition  2.00 
Music - Performance  2.00 
Music Education  2.00 
Music, B.A.  2.00 
Nutritional Science   2.40 
Nutritional Science - Dietetics  3.40 
Nutritional Science - Packaging  2.40 
Organizational Studies  2.30 
Philosophy  2.00 
Physics, B.A.  See below 
Physics, B.S.  See below 
Physics (Prep for Teaching, SS)  See below 
Political Science  2.30 
Psychology, B.A.  2.50 
Psychology, B.S.  2.50 
Public Relations  2.60 
Recreation  2.50 
Recreation - Recreation Management  2.50 
Recreation - Therapeutic Recreation  2.50 
Social Science (Prep for Teaching, MS)  2.30 
Social Science (Prep for Teaching, SS)  2.30 
Social Work  2.60 
Sociology  2.40 
Sociology - Race & Ethnic Studies  2.40 
Sociology - Social Interaction  2.40 
Sociology - Women,Gender,Sexuality  2.40 
Software Engineering  See below 
Spanish  2.00 
Spanish (Prep for Teaching, SS)  2.00 
Speech-Communications (Prep for Teaching, SS)  2.40 
Television, Radio, Film  2.40 
Theatre Art (Prep for Teaching, SS)  2.00 
Theatre Arts  2.00 
Undeclared (Assigned) - Local  3.10 
Undeclared (Assigned) - Non Local  3.75 
Undeclared - Pre-Nursing  See below 

 

Impaction Results for Programs with Supplemental Coursework

Applicants to the majors below were ranked on a combination of self-reported GPA and major-specific coursework completed. 

Aviation

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2016.

Aerospace Engineering

Applicants who completed three course requirements were admitted above a 2.40 GPA. 

Applicants who completed two course requirements were admitted above a 3.30 GPA.

Biological Sciences (all concentrations)

Applicants who completed five course requirements were admitted above a 2.0 GPA. 

Applicants who completed four course requirements were admitted above a 2.0 GPA. 

Applicants who completed three course requirements were admitted above a 3.0 GPA. 

Biomedical Engineering

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2016.

Chemical Engineering

Applicants who completed three course requirements were admitted above a 2.70 GPA. 

Applicants who completed two course requirements were admitted above a 3.60 GPA.

Chemistry, B.A.

Applicants who completed four course requirements were admitted above a 2.0 GPA. 

Applicants who completed three course requirements were admitted above a 3.40 GPA.

Chemistry, B.S.

Applicants who completed six course requirements were admitted above a 2.00 GPA. 

Applicants who completed five course requirements were admitted above a 2.30 GPA.

Applicants who completed four course requirements were admitted above a 2.75 GPA. 

Chemistry - Biochemistry

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2016. 

Civil Engineering

Applicants who completed three course requirements were admitted above a 2.70 GPA. 

Computer Engineering

Applicants who completed four course requirements were admitted above a 2.70 GPA. 

Applicants who completed three course requirements were admitted above a 3.80 GPA.

Computer Science

Applicants who completed five course requirements were admitted above a 3.70 GPA.

Electrical Engineering

Applicants who completed four course requirements were admitted above a 2.70 GPA. 

General Engineering

Applicants who completed three course requirements were admitted above a 2.70 GPA.

Geology

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2016.

Industrial & Systems

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2016.

Industrial Technology - Computer Electronics and Network Technology 

Applicants who completed two course requirements were admitted above a 2.00 GPA.

Applicants who completed one course requirement were admitted above a 2.70 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 3.50 GPA.

Industrial Technology - Manufacturing Systems

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2016.

Kinesiology

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2016.

Kinesiology - Athletic Training

Applicants who completed one course requirement were admitted above a 2.90 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 3.50 GPA.

Materials Engineering

Applicants who completed three course requirements were admitted above a 2.40 GPA.

Applicants who completed two course requirements were admitted above a 3.40 GPA.

Mathematics - all concentrations

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2016.

Mechanical Engineering

Applicants who completed three courses were admitted above a 3.0 GPA.

Meteorology

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2016.

Meteorology - Climate Science

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2016.

Nursing - RN to BSN

Applicants who completed five course requirements* were admitted above a 2.75 GPA.

Applicants who completed four course requirements* were admitted above a 3.35 GPA.

Nursing - Pre-Nursing Undeclared

Applicants who completed five course requirements* were admitted above a 2.70 GPA.

Applicants who completed four course requirements* were admitted above a 3.35 GPA.

Physics

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2016.

Software Engineering

Applicants who completed four course requirements were admitted above a 2.60 GPA.

Applicants who completed three course requirements were admitted above a 3.60 GPA.