Transfer Impaction Results

Fall 2018 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 Fall 2018 admission.

For Fall 2018, 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 (November 30).

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 Fall 2018 applicants in early March. 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Withdrawn unaccommodated: Applicants in this category include:

  • 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your alternate major, but because there is no additional enrollment capacity in that major, your application will be withdrawn as unaccommodated.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 coursework completed as submitted on the supplemental application.

Program (Major) 

 Admit to Program Threshold

Advertising^ 2.00 
Aerospace Engineering^  See below 
African-American Studies   2.00 
Animation and Illustration^ 3.80 
Anthropology^ 2.80 
Applied Math - Applied & Computational^ See below 
Applied Math - Economics & Actuarial  See below 
Applied Math - Statistics  See below 
Art - Art History and Visual Culture 2.00 
Art - Digital Media Art^  3.20 
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^  2.20 
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^ 3.30 
Business Admin. - Accounting Info Syst^  2.40 
Business Admin. - Business Analytics^ 3.30 
Business Admin. - Corporate Accounting Finance^ 3.60 
Business Admin. - Entrepreneurship^  2.60 
Business Admin. - Finance^ 3.30 
Business Admin. - General^ 3.65 
Business Admin. - Global Operations Management^ 2.30 
Business Admin. - Human Resource Mgmt^ 2.90 
Business Admin. - International Business^  2.70 
Business Admin. - Management^ 2.90 
Business Admin. - Management Info Systems^ 3.10 
Business Admin. - Marketing^ 2.80 
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^ 2.40 
Communicative Disorders & Sciences^ 2.20 
Computer Engineering^ See below 
Computer Science^ See below 
Creative Arts  2.00 
Dance  2.00 
Design Studies  2.00 
Earth Science See below 
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 - all concentrations^ 2.20 
Forensic Science - Biology^  2.80 
Forensic Science - Chemistry^  2.90 
French  2.00 
Geography  2.00 
Geology  See below 
Global Studies 2.20 
History^  2.30 
Hospitality, Tourism & Event Mgmt 2.00 
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^ 3.70 
Industrial Tech - Comp. Electronics & Network Tech.^  See below 
Industrial Tech - Manufacturing Systems^ See below 
Japanese  2.00 
Jazz Studies  2.00 
Journalism  2.00 
Justice Studies^  3.20 
Justice Studies - Criminology^ 3.20 
Kinesiology^  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^  2.40 
Nutritional Science - Dietetics^ 3.00 
Nutritional Science - Packaging 2.30 
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^ 2.30 
Psychology, B.A.^ 2.85 
Psychology, B.S.^ 2.85 
Public Health^ 2.50 
Public Health - Health Services^ 2.80 
Public Relations^  2.60 
Recreation 2.50 
Recreation - Recreation Management^  3.10 
Recreation - Therapeutic Recreation^ 3.10 
Social Science (Prep for Teaching, MS) 2.30 
Social Science (Prep for Teaching, SS) 2.30 
Social Work^ 2.30 
Sociology^ 2.40 
Sociology - Community Change 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 
Speech-Communications (Prep for Teaching, SS)^  2.40 
Television, Radio, Film  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. 

 

Aerospace Engineering

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

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

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

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

Aviation

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 3.00 GPA.

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

Biological Sciences - without a concentration

Applicants who completed two or more course requirements were admitted above a 2.70 GPA. 

Applicants who completed one course requirement were admitted above a 3.70 GPA.

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

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

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 three course requirements were admitted above a 2.50 GPA.

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

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

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

Chemical Engineering

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

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

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

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

Chemistry, B.A.

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

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 4.00 GPA.

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

Chemistry, B.S.

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

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 4.00 GPA.

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

Chemistry - Biochemistry

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

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 4.00 GPA.

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

Civil Engineering

Applicants who completed three course requirements were admitted above a 2.80 GPA.

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

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

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

Computer Engineering

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

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

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

Computer Science

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

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

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

Earth Science

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2018. 

Electrical Engineering

Applicants who completed four course requirements were admitted above a 3.20 GPA.

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

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

General 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. 

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

Geology

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2018. 

Industrial & Systems

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

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 4.00 GPA.

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

Industrial Technology - Computer Electronics and Network Technology 

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2018.

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

Industrial Technology - Manufacturing Systems

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2018. 

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

Kinesiology

Applicants who completed one course requirement were admitted above a 2.80 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 3.30 GPA.

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

Kinesiology - Prep for Teaching

Applicants who completed one course requirement were admitted above a 2.80 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 3.30 GPA.

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

Materials Engineering

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2018.

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

Mathematics - all concentrations

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2018.

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

Mechanical Engineering

Applicants who completed three course requirements were admitted above a 3.25 GPA.

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

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

Meteorology

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2018.

Meteorology - Climate Science

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2018.

Nursing - RN to BSN

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2018.

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

Nursing - Pre-Nursing Undeclared

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

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

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

Physics

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2018.

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

Software Engineering

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

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

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