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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.
To apply to the undergraduate psychology major, you must meet all of the following supplemental admission criteria:
- New and transfer students must meet the CSU admission requirements and must be in good academic standing.
- Current students must be in good academic standing.
- Students must have completed PSYC 2 (Introductory Psychology; 3 semester units), or its articulated equivalents, with a grade of “C” or higher within 3 attempts.
- Courses in progress at the time the supplemental application is submitted are not accepted.
- Students must have completed at least 30 college-level units.
- Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.3 in all college level courses.
Application Information Sessions
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.
The Psychology Undergraduate Supplemental Application for Spring 2020 is currently open; it will close on October 15, 2019. To access the application:
- Log into MySacState
- Click on your Student Center
- Click on Supplemental Application