Transfer Impaction Results

Spring 2019 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 domestic transfer applicants must have submitted a supplemental application to be considered for Spring 2019 admission.

For Spring 2019, SJSU will rank all transfer applicants by major based on self-reported grade point average (GPA) (as submitted on SJSU's supplemental application) and offer admission to applicants in sufficient numbers to meet that individual major's capacity. Please note that SJSU did not consider any updates made to your CalStateApply application after the priority filing period (August 31).

Preference was given to local applicants through a .20 GPA increase for those applicants who earned the majority of their transferable units at the time of application from a Santa Clara county or Santa Cruz county college.

SJSU began admitting Spring 2019 applicants in late October. Please continue to check your MySJSU account for updates to your admission status and messages posted about our progress in our admission process. Applicants in a Decision Pending (DP) status are still under consideration for admission.

Impaction results categories

Provisionally admitted: Additional details about requirements to maintain eligibility to enroll are included in admission materials. Applicants in this category include:

  • Applicants who met the impaction threshold for their primary major as listed below
  • Applicants who met the impaction threshold for their alternate major AND there was additional capacity to enroll students in that major.

Withdrawn unaccommodated: Applicants in this category include:s

  • Applicant who met minimum CSU eligibility requirements but did not meet the individual major's impaction threshold.

SJSU will admit an applicant to their alternate major only if there is additional capacity beyond those admitted as a primary major. This means that you might meet the threshold for your alternate major, but because there is no additional enrollment capacity in that major, your application will be withdrawn as unaccommodated.

**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 major-specific preparatory coursework completed as submitted on the supplemental application.

Program (Major) 

 Admit to Program Threshold

Advertising 2.60 
Aerospace Engineering Closed to applications 
African-American Studies   2.10 
Animation and Illustration Closed to applications 
Anthropology 2.30 
Applied Math - Applied & Computational See below 
Applied Math - Economics & Actuarial  See below 
Applied Math - Statistics  See below 
Art - Art History and Visual Culture 2.10 
Art - Digital Media Art Closed to applications 
Art - Photography  2.10 
Art - Pictorial Arts  2.10 
Art - Spatial Arts  2.10 
Art - Studio (Prep for Teaching, SS)  2.10 
Art - Studio Practice  2.10 
Aviation  See below 
Behavioral Science 2.30 
Biological Sciences See Below 
Biological Sciences - Ecology & Evolution 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 3.40 
Business Admin. - Accounting Info Syst Closed to applications 
Business Admin. - Business Analytics Closed to applications 
Business Admin. - Corporate Accounting Finance Closed to applications 
Business Admin. - Entrepreneurship Closed to applications 
Business Admin. - Finance 2.40 
Business Admin. - General 2.40 
Business Admin. - Global Operations Management Closed to applications 
Business Admin. - Human Resource Mgmt 2.40 
Business Admin. - International Business Closed to applications 
Business Admin. - Management 2.40 
Business Admin. - Management Info Systems Closed to applications 
Business Admin. - Marketing 2.40 
Chemical Engineering Closed to applications 
Chemistry - Biochemistry Closed to applications 
Chemistry, B.A. Closed to applications 
Chemistry, B.S. Closed to applications 
Child & Adolescent Dev. (Prep for Teaching, MS)  Closed to applications 
Child & Adolescent Development  2.20 
Chinese  2.10 
Civil Engineering Closed to applications 
Communication Studies 2.40 
Communicative Disorders & Sciences Closed to applications 
Computer Engineering Closed to applications 
Computer Science Closed to applications 
Creative Arts  2.10 
Dance  2.10 
Design Studies  2.40 
Earth Science See below 
Ecology and Evolution See below 
Economics, B.A.  2.30 
Economics, B.S. 2.30 
Electrical Engineering Closed to applications 
Engineering Closed to applications 
English  2.10 
English - Professional and Technical Writing 2.10 
English - Creative Writing  2.10 
English (Prep for Teaching, SS)  2.10 
Environmental Studies - all concentrations 2.30 
Forensic Science - Biology  3.00 
Forensic Science - Chemistry  3.00 
French  2.10 
Geography  2.10 
Geology  See below 
Global Studies 2.30 
Graphic Design Closed to applications 
History  2.30 
Hospitality, Tourism & Event Mgmt 2.40 
Humanities - American Studies  2.10 
Humanities - Asian Studies  2.10 
Humanities - European Studies  2.10 
Humanities - Liberal Arts  2.10 
Humanities - Middle East Studies  Closed to applications 
Humanities - Religious Studies  2.10 
Industrial & Systems Engineering Closed to applications 
Industrial Design Closed to applications 
Industrial Tech - Comp. Electronics & Network Tech.  See below 
Industrial Tech - Manufacturing Systems See below 
Interior Design Closed to applications 
Japanese  2.10 
Jazz Studies  2.10 
Journalism  2.60 
Justice Studies  2.40 
Justice Studies - Criminology 2.40 
Kinesiology  See below 
Kinesiology (Prep for Teaching, SS) See below 
Liberal Stud (Prep for Teaching, MS) 2.40 
Linguistics  2.10 
Marine Biology See below 
Materials Engineering  See below 
Mathematics  See below 
Mathematics (Prep for Teaching, SS)  See below 
Mechanical Engineering  Closed to applications 
Meteorology  See below 
Meteorology - Climate Science  See below 
Mexican American Studies 2.10 
Music - Composition  2.10 
Music - Performance  2.10 
Music Education  2.10 
Music, B.A.  2.10 
Nursing, RN to BSN only See below
Nutritional Science 2.40 
Nutritional Science - Dietetics 2.50 
Nutritional Science - Packaging 2.40 
Organizational Studies  2.10 
Philosophy  2.10 
Physics, B.A. See below 
Physics, B.S. See below 
Physics (Prep for Teaching, SS)  See below 
Political Science 2.30 
Psychology, B.A. Closed to applications 
Psychology, B.S. Closed to applications 
Public Health 2.80 
Public Health - Health Services 2.80 
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 Closed to applications 
Sociology 2.40 
Sociology - Community Change Closed to applications 
Sociology - Race & Ethnic Studies  2.40 
Sociology - Social Interaction  2.40 
Sociology - Women,Gender,Sexuality  2.40 
Software Engineering Closed to applications 
Spanish  2.10 
Speech-Communications (Prep for Teaching, SS)  2.10 
Television, Radio, Film  2.40 
Theatre Arts  2.10 
Undeclared - Pre-Nursing Closed to applications 

 

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. 

Aerospace Engineering

This major did not have enrollment capacity to admit applicants for Spring 2019

Aviation

Applicants who completed one or more course requirements were admitted above a 2.00 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.40 GPA.

Biological Sciences - without a concentration

Applicants who completed one or more course requirements were admitted above a 2.00 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.40 GPA.

Biological Sciences (all concentrations)

Applicants who completed one or more course requirements were admitted above a 2.00 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.40 GPA.

Biomedical Engineering

Applicants who completed one or more course requirements were admitted above a 2.00 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.40 GPA.

Chemical Engineering

This major did not have enrollment capacity to admit applicants for Spring 2019.

Chemistry, B.A.

This major did not have enrollment capacity to admit applicants for Spring 2019.

Chemistry, B.S.

This major did not have enrollment capacity to admit applicants for Spring 2019.

Chemistry - Biochemistry

This major did not have enrollment capacity to admit applicants for Spring 2019.

Civil Engineering

This major did not have enrollment capacity to admit applicants for Spring 2019.

Computer Engineering

This major did not have enrollment capacity to admit applicants for Spring 2019.

Computer Science

This major did not have enrollment capacity to admit applicants for Spring 2019.

Ecology and Evolution

Applicants who completed one or more course requirement were admitted above a 2.00 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.40 GPA.

Electrical Engineering

This major did not have enrollment capacity to admit applicants for Spring 2019.

General Engineering

This major did not have enrollment capacity to admit applicants for Spring 2019.

Geology

Applicants who completed one or more course requirements were admitted above a 2.00 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.40 GPA.

Industrial & Systems Engineering

This major did not have enrollment capacity to admit applicants for Spring 2019.

Industrial Technology - Computer Electronics and Network Technology 

Applicants who completed one or more course requirement were admitted above a 2.00 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.30 GPA.

Industrial Technology - Manufacturing Systems

Applicants who completed one or more course requirement were admitted above a 2.00 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.40 GPA.

Kinesiology

Applicants who completed one course requirement were admitted above a 2.10 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.60 GPA.

Kinesiology - Prep for Teaching

Applicants who completed one course requirement were admitted above a 2.10 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.60 GPA.

Marine Biology

Applicants who completed one or more course requirements were admitted above a 2.00 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.40 GPA.

Materials Engineering

Applicants who completed one or more course requirements were admitted above a 2.00 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.40 GPA.

Mathematics - all concentrations

Applicants who completed one or more course requirements were admitted above a 2.00 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.40 GPA.

Mechanical Engineering

This major did not have enrollment capacity to admit applicants for Spring 2019.

Nursing - RN to BSN

Applicants were admitted above a 2.30 GPA

Nursing - Pre-Nursing Undeclared

This major did not have enrollment capacity to admit applicants for Spring 2019.

Physics

Applicants who completed one or more course requirements were admitted above a 2.00 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.40 GPA.

Software Engineering

This major did not have enrollment capacity to admit applicants for Spring 2019.