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.
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Fall 2015 Admissions

October 1st to November 30th


  • 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.)


October 1st 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


October 1st to April 30th

Spring 2015 Admissions


CLOSED - All Majors


Open to the following programs:

  • Credentials and Education Program - closure dates vary by program

If you are applying for a program offered thru the School of Extended & International Education please visit their website for program and application information.

  • B.A. Liberal Studies at SSU
  • B.A. Liberal Studies Napa Valley
  • B.A. Liberal Studies Solano
  • Executive M.B.A.
  • M.A. Depth Psychology
  • M.A. Organizational Development
  • M.A. Spanish
  • M.S. Computer & Engineering

Late applications are subject to review by committee and exceptions are granted on a space available basis. Please make sure to include the following documents in your Late Application Appeal Packet:

  • A completed paper application
  • The application fee/check or money order for $55 or fee waiver
  • A letter of appeal explaining why your application is late and why an exception should be granted

The appeal packet should be sent to:
Sonoma State University
Admissions and Records Office
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Make attention to: Natalie Kalogiannis

Please note that this process is not a guarantee of acceptance.

CSU Intrasystem Concurrent/Visitor Program

Due to campus impaction, Sonoma State University will not be participating in the CSU Intrasystem Concurrent/Visitor Program for fall 2015 and spring 2015.

Work Related for SSU Staff

For more information, download Work Related CSU Faculty/Staff Admissions Application (pdf).