Transfer Impaction Results

Fall 2017 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 2017 admission.

For Fall 2017, 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 applicant's alternate major in sufficient numbers to meet the capacity for that major. 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.

For CSU eligible applicants who did not meet the impaction thresholds below, the applicant's Fall 2017 application was withdrawn as unaccommodated.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^ 3.80
Anthropology^ 2.70
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^  2.00
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^ 3.00
Business Admin. - Accounting Info Syst  2.00
Business Admin. - Business Analytics 2.40
Business Admin. - Corporate Accounting Finance 2.00
Business Admin. - Entrepreneurship  2.00
Business Admin. - Finance^ 2.00
Business Admin. - General^ 3.20
Business Admin. - Global Operations Management 2.40
Business Admin. - Human Resource Mgmt^ 3.00
Business Admin. - International Business  2.00
Business Admin. - Management^ 2.80
Business Admin. - Management Info Systems^ 2.80
Business Admin. - Marketing^ 2.50
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^ 2.70
Computer Engineering^ See below 
Computer Science^ See below 
Creative Arts  2.00
Dance  2.00
Design Studies  2.00
Earth Science 2.00
Economics, B.A.  2.00
Economics, B.S.  2.00
Electrical Engineering^ See below 
Engineering^ See below 
English  2.00
English - Professional and Technical 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  2.00
Forensic Science - Chemistry  2.00
French  2.00
Geography  2.00
Geology  See below 
Global Studies 2.30
Health Science^ 2.80
Health Science - Health Services^ 2.80
History^  2.00
Hospitality, Tourism & Event Mgmt^ 2.30
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^ 3.50
Industrial Tech - Comp. Electronics & Network Tech.  See below 
Industrial Tech - Manufacturing Systems  See below 
Interior Design  2.00
Japanese  2.00
Jazz Studies  2.00
Journalism  2.00
Justice Studies  2.00
Justice Studies - Criminology 2.00
Kinesiology^  See below 
Kinesiology - Athletic Training^  See below 
Kinesiology (Prep for Teaching, SS)^ See below 
Liberal Stud (Prep for Teaching, MS)  2.00
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
Nursing, RN to BSN only See below
Nutritional Science^  2.00
Nutritional Science - Dietetics^ 3.00
Nutritional Science - Packaging 2.40
Organizational Studies  2.00
Philosophy  2.00
Physics, B.A.  See below 
Physics, B.S.  See below 
Physics (Prep for Teaching, SS)  See below 
Political Science^ 2.80
Psychology, B.A.^ 2.60
Psychology, B.S.^ 2.60
Public Relations  2.00
Recreation^ 2.50
Recreation - Recreation Management  2.00
Recreation - Therapeutic Recreation 2.50
Social Science (Prep for Teaching, MS) 2.30
Social Science (Prep for Teaching, SS) 2.30
Social Work^ 3.10
Sociology^ 2.00
Sociology - Community Change 2.40
Sociology - Race & Ethnic Studies  2.00
Sociology - Social Interaction  2.00
Sociology - Women,Gender,Sexuality  2.00
Software Engineering^ See below 
Spanish  2.00
Speech-Communications (Prep for Teaching, SS)^  2.00
Television, Radio, Film  2.00
Theatre Art (Prep for Teaching, SS)  2.00
Theatre Arts  2.00
Undeclared - Pre-Nursing^ See below 

^This major did not have additional capacity to admit applicants as alternate majors.

 

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

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.80 GPA.

Aerospace Engineering

Applicants who completed 3 course requirements were admitted above a 2.10 GPA. 

Applicants who completed 2 course requirements were admitted above a 3.10 GPA.

This major did not have the enrollment capacity to admit applicants with fewer than 2 course requirements completed.

Biological Sciences - without a concentration

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2017.

Biological Sciences did not have the enrollment capacity to admit applicants as alternate majors.

Biological Sciences (all concentrations)

Applicants who completed 1 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 two or more course requirements were admitted above a 2.00 GPA.

Applicants who completed one course requirement were admitted above a 3.00 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 4.00 GPA.

Chemical Engineering

Applicants who completed 3 course requirements were admitted above a 2.70 GPA. 

Applicants who completed 2 course requirements were admitted above a 3.70 GPA.

This major did not have the capacity to admit applicants with fewer than 2 course requirements completed.

Chemistry, B.A.

Applicants who completed 1 or more course requirements were admitted above a 2.00 GPA. 

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.40 GPA.

Chemistry, B.S.

Applicants who completed 1 or more course requirements were admitted above a 2.00 GPA. 

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.40 GPA.

Chemistry - Biochemistry

Applicants who completed 1 or more course requirements were admitted above a 2.00 GPA. 

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.40 GPA.

Civil Engineering

Applicants who completed 3 course requirements were admitted above a 2.50 GPA. 

Applicants who completed 2 course requirements were admitted above a 3.50 GPA.

This major did not have the enrollment capacity to admit applicants with fewer than 2 course requirements completed.

Computer Engineering

Applicants who completed 4 course requirements were admitted above a 2.90 GPA. 

Applicants who completed 3 course requirements were admitted above a 3.90 GPA.

This major did not have the enrollment capacity to admit applicants with fewer than 3 course requirements completed.

Computer Science

Applicants who completed 5 course requirements were admitted above a 3.50 GPA.

This major did not have the enrollment capacity to admit applicants with fewer than 5 course requirements.

Electrical Engineering

Applicants who completed 4 course requirements were admitted above a 2.90 GPA. 

Applicants who completed 3 course requirements were admitted above a 3.90 GPA.

This major did not have the enrollment capacity to admit applicants with fewer than 3 course requirements completed.

General Engineering

Applicants who completed 3 course requirements were admitted above a 2.40 GPA. 

Applicants who completed 2 course requirements were admitted above a 3.40 GPA.

This major did not have the enrollment capacity to admit applicants with fewer than 2 course requirements completed.

Geology

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2017.

Industrial & Systems

Applicants who completed 2 or more course requirements were admitted above a 2.00 GPA. 

Applicants who completed 1 course requirements were admitted above a 3.00 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 4.00 GPA.

Industrial Technology - Computer Electronics and Network Technology 

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2017.

Industrial Technology - Manufacturing Systems

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2017.

Kinesiology

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2017.

This major did not have additional capacity to admit applicants as alternate majors.

Kinesiology - Athletic Training

Applicants who completed 1 course requirement were admitted above a 2.90 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 3.40 GPA.

Kinesiology - Prep for Teaching

Applicants who completed 1 course requirement were admitted above a 2.00 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.40 GPA.

Materials Engineering

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2017.

Mathematics - all concentrations

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2017.

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics-Applied and Computational, did not have the enrollment capacity to admit applicants as alternate majors.

Mechanical Engineering

Applicants who completed 3 course requirements were admitted above a 2.90 GPA. 

Applicants who completed 2 course requirements were admitted above a 3.90 GPA.

This major did not have the capacity to admit applicants with fewer than 2 course requirements completed.

Meteorology

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2017.

Meteorology - Climate Science

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2017.

Nursing - RN to BSN

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.30 GPA.

Nursing - Pre-Nursing Undeclared

Applicants who completed five course requirements* were admitted above a 3.00 GPA.

Applicants who completed four course requirements* were admitted above a 4.00 GPA.

Physics

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2017.

Software Engineering

Applicants who completed 4 course requirements were admitted above a 3.00 GPA. 

Applicants who completed 3 course requirements were admitted above a 4.00 GPA.

This major did not have the capacity to admit applicants with fewer than 3 course requirements completed.