Transfer Impaction Results

Fall 2020 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 Fall 2020 admission.

For Fall 2020, 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 (December 1).

As of Fall 2019, 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 Fall 2020 applicants in mid-February. 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Withdrawn unaccommodated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 was updated in late February 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^ See below
Anthropology 2.00
Applied Math - Applied & Computational^ See below
Applied Math - Statistics^ See below
Art - 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 2.30
Computer Engineering^ See below
Computer Science^ See below
Creative Arts 2.10
Dance 2.10
Design Studies 2.00
Earth Science See below
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
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 - Prep for Teaching, SS^ 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^ See below
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 See below
Public Relations 2.00
Recreation 2.10
Recreation - Recreation Management 2.10
Recreation - Therapeutic Recreation 2.10
Social Science - Prep for Teaching, MS 2.00
Social Work^ See below
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^ 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.

Animation and Illustration

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

Applicants who completed one course requirement were admitted above a 3.80 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.

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 2.20 GPA.

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

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 2.20 GPA.

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

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.

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 2.20 GPA.

Biological Sciences - all concentrations

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2020.

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.

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

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 2.20 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 2.20 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 2.20 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.

Earth Science

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.

Ecology and Evolution

This major had the enrollment capacity to admit all eligible applicants for Fall 2020.

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.

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

Geology

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 & 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.

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

Industrial Technology - Computer Electronics and Network Technology

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.

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

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 Fall 2020.

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 2.20 GPA.

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

Mathematics - 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 2.20 GPA.

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

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 2.20 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 2.20 GPA.

Nursing - Pre-Nursing Undeclared

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.

Physics

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.

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

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

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.

Social Work

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.

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

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.