Transfer Impaction Results

Spring 2021 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 SJSU's supplemental application to be considered for Spring 2021 admission.

For Spring 2021, 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).

Additional preference was given to local applicants through a .25 GPA increase for those applicants who earned the majority of their transferable units at the time of application from a Santa Clara or Santa Cruz county college.

SJSU began admitting Spring 2021 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 your 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Withdrawn unaccommodated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.

*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 SJSU's supplemental application.

Alternate Major Consideration

The capacity to admit applicants to their alternate major is still being evaluated. This page will be update in early November with alternate major admission information.

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.

Program (Major) Admit to Program Threshold
Advertising 2.10
Aerospace Engineering See below
African-American Studies 2.10
Animation and Illustration Closed to applications for SP2021
Anthropology 2.00
Applied Math - Applied & Computational See below
Applied Math - Statistics See below
Art History and Visual Culture 2.00
Art - Digital Media Art 2.00
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 2.10
Biological Sciences 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^ See below
Business Admin. - Accounting Info Systems See below
Business Admin. - Business Analytics See below
Business Admin. - Corporate Accounting Finance See below
Business Admin. - Entrepreneurship See below
Business Admin. - Finance See below
Business Admin. - Global Operations Management See below
Business Admin. - Human Resource Mgmt^ See below
Business Admin. - International Business^ See below
Business Admin. - Management^ See below
Business Admin. - Management Info Systems^ See below
Business Admin. - Marketing^ See below
Chemical Engineering See below
Chemistry - Biochemistry See below
Chemistry, B.A. See below
Chemistry, B.S. See below
Chicana and Chicano Studies 2.00
Child & Adolescent Dev. - Prep for Teaching, MS 2.00
Child & Adolescent Development 2.10
Chinese 2.10
Civil Engineering^ See below
Communication Studies 2.50
Communicative Disorders & Sciences Closed to applications for SP2021
Computer Engineering^ See below
Computer Science^ See below
Creative Arts 2.10
Dance 2.10
Design Studies 2.00
Ecology & Evolution See below
Economics, B.A. 2.00
Economics, B.S. 2.00
Electrical Engineering^ See below
Engineering See below
English 2.10
English - Professional and Technical Writing 2.10
English - Creative Writing 2.00
English - Prep for Teaching, SS 2.10
Environmental Studies - all concentrations 2.00
Forensic Science - Biology 2.10
Forensic Science - Chemistry 2.10
Forensic Science - Digital Evidence 2.10
French 2.10
Geography 2.10
Geology See below
Global Studies 2.10
History 2.10
Hospitality, Tourism & Event Mgmt 2.10
Humanities - American Studies 2.10
Humanities - Liberal Arts 2.10
Humanities - Religious Studies 2.00
Industrial & Systems Engineering See below
Industrial Tech - Computer Network System Mgmt See below
Industrial Tech - Manufacturing Systems See below
Japanese 2.10
Journalism 2.10
Justice Studies 2.80
Justice Studies - Criminology 2.40
Kinesiology See below
Kinesiology - Prep for Teaching, SS See below
Liberal Studies - Integrated Teacher Ed. 2.10
Liberal Studies - Integrated Teacher Ed. Spanish Bilingual 2.10
Liberal Studies - Prep for Teaching, MS 2.10
Linguistics 2.00
Marine Biology See below
Materials Engineering See below
Mathematics See below
Mathematics - Integrated Teacher Prep See below
Mechanical Engineering^ See below
Meteorology See below
Meteorology - Climate Science See below
Music, B.A. 2.00
Music, B.M. - Composition 2.10
Music, B.M. - Jazz Studies 2.10
Music, B.M. - Music Education 2.10
Music, B.M. - Performance 2.10
Nursing - Undeclared Pre-Nursing Closed to applications for SP2021
Nutritional Science - Applied Nutrition and Food Sci. 2.10
Nutritional Science - Food Management 2.10
Organizational Studies 2.10
Packaging 2.10
Philosophy 2.00
Physics, B.A. See below
Physics, B.S. See below
Physics - Prep for Teaching, SS See below
Political Science 2.00
Psychology, B.A.^ See below
Psychology, B.S.^ See below
Public Health, all concentrations See below
Public Relations 2.00
Recreation 2.10
Recreation - Recreation Management 2.10
Recreation - Recreation Therapy 2.10
Social Science - Prep for Teaching, MS 2.00
Social Work Closed to applications for SP2021
Sociology 2.10
Sociology - Community Change 2.10
Sociology - Race & Ethnic Studies 2.10
Sociology - Social Interaction 2.10
Sociology - Women, Gender, Sexuality 2.10
Software Engineering^ See below
Spanish 2.10
Television, Radio, Film 2.00
Theatre Arts 2.10
Undeclared - Pre-Nursing Closed to applications for SP2021

^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.

Animation and Illustration

This major was closed to applications for the Spring 2021 term.

Applied Math - Applied and Computational

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.10 GPA.

Applied Math - Statistics

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.10 GPA.

Aerospace Engineering

All applicants who complete six or more course requirements were admitted above a 2.10 GPA.

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

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

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

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

Applicants who completed one course requirement were admitted above a 3.10 GPA.

Applicants who did not complete any of the course requirements were admitted above a 3.30 GPA.

Aviation

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.20 GPA.

Biological Sciences - all concentrations

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Spring 2021.

Biomedical Engineering

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.20 GPA.

Business Administration - all concentrations

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

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

Applicants who completed one course requirement were admitted above a 2.30 GPA.

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.50 GPA.

Concentrations that did not have the enrollment capacity to admit applicants as alternate majors are denoted with a ^ symbol in the table above.

Chemical Engineering

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.20 GPA.

Chemistry, B.A.

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.10 GPA.

Chemistry, B.S.

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.10 GPA.

Chemistry - Biochemistry

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.10 GPA.

Civil Engineering

All applicants who complete six or more course requirements were admitted above a 2.0 GPA.

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

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

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

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

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

Applicants who did not complete any of the course requirements were admitted above a 3.10 GPA.

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

Computer Engineering

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applicants who completed one course requirement were admitted above a 4.10 GPA.**

Applicants who did not complete any of the course requirements were admitted above a 4.30 GPA.**

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 3.85 GPA.

Applicants who completed four course requirements were admitted above a 4.05 GPA.**

Applicants who completed three course requirements were admitted above a 4.25 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.

Ecology and Evolution

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Spring 2021.

Electrical Engineering

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

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

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

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

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

Applicants who did not complete any of the course requirements were admitted above a 2.90 GPA.

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 2.20 GPA.

Geology

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.10 GPA.

Industrial & Systems Engineering

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.20 GPA.

Industrial Technology - Computer Network System Management 

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.20 GPA.

Industrial Technology - Manufacturing Systems

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.20 GPA.

Kinesiology

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.20 GPA.

Kinesiology - Prep for Teaching

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.10 GPA.

Marine Biology

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Spring 2021.

Materials Engineering

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.20 GPA.

Mathematics

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.10 GPA.

Mathematics - Integrated Teacher Preparation

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.10 GPA.

Mechanical Engineering

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applicants who did not complete any of the course requirements were admitted above a 3.90 GPA.

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

Meteorology

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.10 GPA.

Meteorology - Climate Science

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.10 GPA.

Nursing - Pre-Nursing Undeclared

This major was closed to applications for the Spring 2021 term.

Physics

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.10 GPA.

Psychology

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

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

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

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

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

Applicants who did not complete any of the course requirements were admitted above a 3.90 GPA.

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

Public Health, all concentrations

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

All other applicants were admitted above a 2.10 GPA.

Social Work

This major was closed to applications for the Spring 2021 term.

Software Engineering

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

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

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

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

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

Applicants who completed two course requirements were admitted above a 4.0 GPA.

Applicants who completed one course requirement were admitted above a 4.20 GPA.

This major did not have the enrollment capacity to admit applicants with no course requirements completed.

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

**Applicants could achieve a GPA higher than 4.0 if they are a local applicant and/or they have earned an Associate Degree for Transfer in a similar degree program.