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Impaction

Due to a CMS upgrade, the Psychology supplemental application will be unavailable from 5 pm Friday, October 14, 2022, through Sunday, October 16, 2022. If you are experiencing problems or receiving an error message when trying to access the supplemental application during this time, then please wait until Monday, October 17, 2022, to submit your application. The Psychology Department has extended the application deadline to Monday, October 17, 2022, at 11:59 pm to account for this issue. If you encounter issues with the application on Monday, October 17, 2022, please contact the IRT service desk team at servicedesk@csus.edu. All other supplemental application questions should be directed to expressedinterestpsyc@csus.edu.

The Chancellor's Office of the California State University has granted the Psychology Department impaction status for its undergraduate major program. Students applying to the major are required to submit a supplemental application. New applicants, including transfer students, must be admitted to the University prior to applying to the major.

Admission of majors to the Psychology program is based on a rank ordering of eligible applicants according to their overall GPA and departmental capacity.

Application Requirements

Psychology Major Application Requirements

  • Applicant must be admitted to the university in order to have access to the application.
  • Applicant must be in “Good Academic Standing.”
  • PSYC 2, Introductory Psychology, (or equivalent) completed with a C or better within 3 attempts (for those who took the course in Spring 2020, a grade of CR (“credit”) will be accepted for the purpose of eligibility to apply to the Psychology major).
    • Note: Psychology Advanced Placement Test score of 3 or above will count as the PSYC 2 equivalent.
  • Completion of 30 or more college level units.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.30 in all college level units.
  • Meet that semester’s GPA cut-off.
  • All college-level transcripts must be in the system at the time of application.

Contact Information

If you are applying to the Psychology major for Spring 2023 admission and have questions or need assistance with your application, please:

  1. Start by watching the Fall 2022 Recorded Information Session.
  2. Drop in to the SSIS Student Success Center. Be sure you are logged in to Zoom with your Sac State credentials.
  3. Email PaHoua Lee with questions or concerns at expressedinterestpsyc@csus.edu.

Q&A Information Sessions: Spring 2023 Admission

Watch the Fall 2022 Recorded Information Session. Bring your questions to one of the listed sessions below!

Below are the scheduled Q&A Information Sessions for the Fall 2022 semester.

Session 1: Wednesday, September 7, 2022; 9am-10am; In Person, Amador Hall 262

Session 2: Thursday, September 29, 2022; 10:30am-11:30am; Virtual

Session 3: Tuesday, October 11, 2022; 2pm-3pm; In Person, Amador Hall 262

Associate of Arts / Associate of Science for Transfer

  • A supplemental application must still be submitted to be considered for the major.
  • For the AA-T or AS-T to be considered in the Psychology admission decision, the applicant must be pursuing the approved AA-T or AS-T in Psychology at the time of application and must be on-track for completing the approved program prior to their first semester at Sacramento State.
  • If the above is met, PSYC 2 - Introductory Psychology equivalent will be accepted in progress at time of application.
  • Incoming transfers and first-time applicants with an ADT in Psychology in progress at time of application will receive a 0.1 GPA boost to their cumulative GPA.

Local Admission Priority Policy

  • A supplemental application must still be submitted in order to be considered for the major.
  • Local area applicants are not guaranteed admission to the major.
  • Students identified as a local area applicant by the university will be awarded a 0.1 GPA boost to their cumulative GPA.
    • The following community colleges is considered to be local admission area: American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento City, Sierra, San Joaquin Delta, Solano, Woodland, and Yuba.

Application

The Psychology Undergraduate Supplemental Application for Spring 2023 will open on September 1, 2022 and close on October 17, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. To access the application:

  • Log into MySacState
  • Click on your Student Center
  • Click on Supplemental Application