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Psychology College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

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Impaction

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 2022 admission and have questions or need assistance with your application, please:

  1. Start by watching the Fall 2021 Recorded Information Session.
  2. Attend a Q&A session (RSVP link and session dates below)
  3. Drop in to the SSIS Student Success Center. Be sure you are logged in to Zoom with your Sac State credentials.
  4. Email psycapply@csus.edu.

Q&A Information Sessions: Fall 2021

Watch Fall 2021 Recorded Information Session. Bring your questions to one of the listed sessions below!

Below are the scheduled Q&A Information Sessions for the Fall 2021 semester. Sign up for an information session!

Session 1: Wednesday, September 15, from 2 - 3 p.m.

Session 2: Friday, October 8, from 10 -11 a.m.

Associate of Arts / Associate of Science for Transfer

For the AA-T or AS-T to be considered in the Psychology Major 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.

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 GPA boost will be in addition to and/or separate from the GPA boost that students completing an ADT in Psychology will receive.

Application

The Psychology Undergraduate Supplemental Application for Spring 2022 will open on September 1, 2021 and close on October 15, 2021. To access the application:

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