Freshmen 

CSU Eligibility Requirements

Freshmen applicants must first meet the CSU eligibility requirements for admission. Applicants are then reviewed for provisional admission through Fresno State’s admission selection process, called Impaction.

Admission Selection Process (Impaction)

Fresno State is an impacted campus for all first-time freshmen. This means admissions to Fresno State is competitive because Fresno State continues to receive more qualified applicants than can be accommodated by state funding.  In order to ensure capacity is not exceeded, the more rigorous standard is applied to the freshman application pool. This means meeting the minimum California State University (CSU) eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission to Fresno State.

It is important to understand that though all majors are impacted, the admission threshold for each major varies, depending on the capacity of the major to take new students, and the number of students applying for that major for that term.

Choose your major wisely:

We encourage you to apply for the major in which you intend to earn a degree. Change of major is prohibited during the application and admission review process. After you are admitted, change of major is never guaranteed and is by petition only. Your mandatory orientation, advising and registration will all be based on your choice of major.

In addition, we encourage you to look at the admission GPA thresholds by major at Fresno State for recent terms, and to apply to an alternative CSU campus that offers your major.

You must enter an alternate major on your application to Fresno State. Beginning with the Fall 2017 admission cycle, we will consider the alternate major for those applicants who did not meet the impaction threshold of their first choice major. We will only admit to alternate majors if there is additional capacity for new student enrollment in those majors.

View a complete list of degrees, including graduate degrees and credentials

Fresno State is committed to our region and gives priority to our local applicants.  Non-local applicants must anticipate meeting a higher admission Eligibility Index.

Impaction Results: Fall 2019 

Fall 2020 results will be posted after April 1st.

Admit to Program Threshold

Program (Major) Local SAT Local ACT Non-Local SAT Non-Local ACT

Africana Studies, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Agricultural Business, B.S.

3400

810

3900

935

Agricultural Education - Agricultural Communications Option, B.S.

3400

810

3500

835

Agricultural Education - Teacher Preparation Option, B.S.

3400

810

3500

835

Animal Science - Production Mgt Option-Dairy Science Emphasis, B.S.

3400

810

3500

835

Animal Science - Production Mgt Option-Equine Science Emphasis, B.S.

3400

810

3500

835

Animal Science - Production Mgt Option-Livestock Business Mgt Emphasis, B.S.

3400

810

3500

835

Animal Science - Production Mgt Option-Meat Technology Emphasis, B.S.

3400

810

3500

835

Animal Science - Science Option-Pre Veterinary Emphasis, B.S.

3900

935

4000

960

Animal Science - Science Option-Preprofessional Emphasis, B.S.

3400

810

3800

910

Anthropology, B.A.

3400

810

4200

985

Art - Graphic Design Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Art History, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Art, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Biochemistry, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Biology, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Biomedical Physics, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Chemistry, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Chemistry, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Chicano Studies, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Child and Family Science - Child Development Option, B.S.

3500

835

3600

860

Child and Family Science - Family Science Option, B.S.

3400

835

3600

860

City and Regional Planning, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Civil Engineering, B.S.

3500

835

4200

1010

Cognitive Science, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Communication, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Communicative Disorders - Audiology Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Communicative Disorders - Deaf Education Option, B.A.

3400

810

3500

835

Communicative Disorders - Deaf Studies Option, B.A.

3400

810

3500

835

Communicative Disorders - Interpreting Option, B.A.

3400

810

3500

835

Communicative Disorders - Speech Pathology Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Computer Engineering, B.S.

3500

835

4200

1010

Computer Science, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Construction Management, B.S.

3400

810

3500

835

Criminology - Corrections Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Criminology - Forensic Behavioral Sciences, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Criminology - Law Enforcement Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Criminology - Victimology Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Dance, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Economics, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Electrical Engineering, B.S.

3400

835

4200

1010

English - English Education Option, B.A.

3400

835

4200

1010

English - English Major Option, B.A.

3400

835

4200

1010

Enology, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Environmental Sciences, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Fashion Merchandising, B.A.

3400

810

3500

835

Food & Nutritional Sciences - Culinology Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Food & Nutritional Sciences - Dietetics & Food Administration Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Food & Nutritional Sciences - Food Science Option, B.S.

3400

810

3500

835

French, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Geography, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Geology, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Geomatics Engineering, B.S.

3400

810

3500

835

Graphic Design, B.F.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Health Science - Community Health Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Health Science - Environmental/Occupational Health & Safety Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Health Science - Health Administration Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

History, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Industrial Technology - Agricultural Systems Management Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Industrial Technology, B.S.

3400

810

3500

835

Interior Design, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Kinesiology - Exercise Science Option, B.S.

3500

835

3900

925

Kinesiology - Physical Education Blended Option

3400

810

4200

1010

Kinesiology - Physical Education Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Kinesiology - Sport Administration, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Latin American Studies, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Liberal Studies - Blended Program, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Linguistics - Computational Linguistics Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Linguistics - General Linguistics Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Linguistics - Interdisciplinary Language Studies Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Linguistics - Teaching English as a Second Language Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Mass Communication & Journalism - Advertising Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Mass Communication & Journalism - Multimedia Production Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Mass Communication & Journalism - Public Relations Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Mass Communication and Journalism - Broadcast Journalism Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Mass Communication and Journalism - Print Journalism Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Mathematics - Applied Math Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Mathematics - General Math Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Mathematics - Integrated Credential Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Mathematics - Pure Math Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Mathematics - Statistics Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Mathematics - Teaching Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

3400

835

4200

1010

Music - Composition Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Music - Instrumental Music Education Emphasis, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Music - Instrumental Performance Keyboard Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Music - Instrumental Performance Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Music - Jazz Studies, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Music - Music As A Liberal Art Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Music - Music Education Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Music - Music Education, Choral/Vocal Music Education Emphasis, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Music - Vocal Performance Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Philosophy - Prelaw Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Philosophy - Religious Studies Option, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Philosophy, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Physics, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Plant Science - Crop Production Mgt Option, B.S.

3400

810

3700

885

Plant Science - Plant Health Option, B.S.

3400

810

3700

885

Political Science, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Pre Veterinary Prerequisites

3900

935

4000

960

Pre-Athletic Training

 

     

Pre-Business

3400

810

4200

1010

Pre-Child and Family Science

3400

835

3600

860

Pre-Health, B.S.

 

 

 

 

Pre-Nursing

3500

835

3900

935

Pre-Psychology

3400

810

4200

1010

Pre-Social Work

3400

810

4200

1010

Psychology, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Recreation Administration - Adventure Recreation & Tourism Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Recreation Administration - Commercial Recreation & Event Planning Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Recreation Administration - Community Recreation & Youth Services Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Recreation Administration - Sports & Entertainment Facility Management Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Recreation Administration - Therapeutic Recreation Option, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Recreation Administration, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Social Work, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Sociology, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Spanish, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

Viticulture, B.S.

3400

810

4200

1010

Women's Studies, B.A.

3400

810

4200

1010

 

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