FILING INFORMATION, DATES & DEADLINES

Do you know how to access your SSU Online Services? Find out about MySSU and other online services.

SPRING 2016 ADMISSIONS

Programs in the School of Extended and International Education have different deadlines. Please see the SEIE website for program and application information.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

August 1 to August 31

Sonoma State University will be accepting applications for the Spring 2016 term. However, please be advised that due to enrollment constraints and space availability we may be unable to process your application regardless of the major you apply to. We recommend that you also apply to other CSU campuses. We will notify applicants by October 1, 2015 if their application will be reviewed or if we are not able to accommodate all the applications.

In the event that Sonoma State University receives a large volume of applications, priority will be given as follows based on space availability by major:

  • Associate Degree for Transfer students (SB1440) from our local service area, based on availability by major.
  • Local service area students, based on availability by major. Service area will be determined based on address, county of residence and last college or university attended.
  • Applicants from outside our service area will be accommodated based on capacity. Please be advised that you should apply to other CSUs that are also open for spring as Sonoma State University cannot guarantee that your application will be processed.
  • All applications will be processed based on first choice major; alternate majors may be considered based on space availability. Once an offer of admissions is made into a major no subsequent major changes are guaranteed. Major changes are subject to department approval.
  • If you are applying to an impacted major please refer to the impacted major criteria for additional admissions criteria.

**Due to enrollment constraints, we advise students to apply to more than one CSU campus.**

Please Note: The Nursing program only accepts applications for the fall term.

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS

August 1 to Expected Closure Date as listed

  • Biology – Expected closure October 31, 2015.
  • Education (MA and Credential) – Expected closure varies by program. Priority deadline of September 2015, afterward on a space‐available basis (to be determined by department).
  • Engish – Expected closure October 31, 2015.
  • ITDS – Must contact department for approval to apply.
  • MPA – Expected closure October 31, 2015.
  • Kinesiology – Expected closure October 31, 2015.

Graduate programs not listed will not be accepting applications for Spring 2016.

FALL 2015 ADMISSIONS

Programs in the School of Extended and International Education have different deadlines. Please see the SEIE website for program and application information.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

October 1 to November 30

  • First Time Freshmen - CLOSED
  • Upper Division Transfer - CLOSED
  • Lower Division Transfer - (SSU does not accept applications at this level.)
  • Second Bachelors - CLOSED (SSU does not accept applications at this level.)

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS

October 1 to Expected Closure Date as Listed

  • OPEN to the following programs:
    • Biology Program (Closed)
    • Counseling Program (Closed)
    • Credentials and Education Program (Deadline varies by program. For details go to the Credentials and Education Program website)
    • Cultural Resource Management Program (Closed)
    • English Program (Closed)
    • History Program (Closed)
    • Interdisciplinary Studies Program (Closed)
    • Kinesiology Program (Expected closure May 29, 2015. Applications received after May 29, 2015 will be reviewed on a space-available basis)
    • Master's in Business Administration Program (MBA) (Expected closure May 25, 2015)
    • Master's in Computer & Engineering Science (Expected closure June 30, 2015. For details go to the Master's in Computer & Engineering Science website )
    • Master's in Public Administration Program (MPA) (Closed)
    • Nursing Program (Closed)
    • Organization Development (Expected closure June 30, 2015. For details go to the Organization Development website)
    • Psychology. For details go to the Psychology website)
  • CLOSED to Second Bachelors
  • CLOSED to Unclassified Post baccalaureate

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS

October 1 to April 30

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Sonoma State University is hereby notifying the public that starting in Fall 2016 the sociology major will be impacted, meaning that applications of fully qualified students have exceeded the number of available spaces. Therefore, supplementary admission criteria will be utilized. If you are planning to apply for the Fall 2016 admission cycle in sociology click here to find out what will be the supplemental impaction admission criteria for the fall 2016 term.

SOCIOLOGY MAJOR

Impaction Criteria starting fall 2016

First-time Freshmen

  • First-time freshmen will be ranked according to eligibility index and/or incoming GPA and offered admission according to higher ranking.
  • Can be Subject to department review and approval.

Transfer Students

  • Completion of 60 Transferable units
  • Completion of 30 GE units
  • Area A1, A2, A3 and B4 completed with a C or better
  • Cumulative CSU transferable GPA of 2.5
  • Completion of one course in sociology with a letter grade of "C-" or better.
  • Can be subject to department review and approval.

LATE APPLICATION APPEAL

To appeal the submission of a late application, please follow these steps:

  • Complete and turn in the paper application available on the CSU website.
  • Include the application fee (check or money order) for $55 or fee waiver.
  • Include a letter of appeal.
  • Include official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Send to:
Sonoma State University
Admissions and Records Office
1801 E. Cotatie Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Attention: Natalie Kalogiannis