Screen last updated on: March 2, 2015
The admissions information below is valid for the 2015-16 academic year.
Interim Director of Admissions
First-time Freshman Application Process & Requirements
Is there an application deadline for fall?
Priority filing date for fall:
Oct 1 to Nov 30
Final filing date for fall:
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall:
Percent of freshmen who enter in terms other than fall:
Can the application fee be waived?
Are refunds available on the application fee?
Is the Common Application form accepted?
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application:
Admission to Sonoma State University is competitive. Sonoma State University receives more applications than we can accommodate.
The following are the minimum requirements for admission:
Subject requirements must be completed with grades of C or better:
US History / Social Science - 4 semesters (including 2 semesters of US History or US History / Government)
English - 8 semesters
Math - 6 semesters (Algebra, Geometry & Intermediate Algebra)
Lab Science - 4 semesters (2 Physical / 2 Biological both with lab)
Foreign Language - 4 semesters (same language)
Visual / Performing Arts - 2 semesters (2nd semester must be a continuation of the 1st semester)
Electives - 2 semesters
Minimum SAT eligibility index for California residents is 2900 using 10th thru 12th grade college prep GPA and SAT Critical Reading and Math scores. Non-California residents must have a minimum 3502 index.
Minimum ACT eligibility index for California residents is 694 using 10th thru 12th grade college prep GPA and ACT composite score. Non-California residents must have a minimum 842 index.
Note: Some majors require additional admissions criteria.
High school graduation is:
required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is:
Campus visit is:
Standardized test requirements:
SAT or ACT required, SAT Subject Test not used
School's test preference:
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for:
Dates test scores should be received:
December 31 for SAT/ACT
High school units required or recommended:
Special requirements for admission to specific programs:
- Audition required of music program applicants.
- The following majors may require a supplemental questionnaire or departmental review:
Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible:
School has formalized early decision program:
School has early action program:
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school:
First-time Freshman Selection Process
- secondary school report very important
- class rank not considered
- recommendations not considered
- standardized test scores very important
- essay not considered
- interview not considered
- extracurricular activities not considered
- particular talent/ability considered
- character/personal qualities not considered
- alumni/ae relationship not considered
- geographical residence considered
- state residency considered
- religious affiliation/commitment not considered
- minority affiliation not considered
- volunteer work not considered
- work experience not considered
Average secondary school GPA:
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA:
Combined SAT middle 50% range:
450 - 560
Combined ACT middle 50% range:
19 - 24
Test taken by majority of applicants:
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores:
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score:
Undergraduate Notification for Fall Term
Notification of admission:
on a rolling basis, Notification is rolling starting in December with a notification termination date of March 31, 2015.
Acceptance of admission:
must accept by May 1
First-time Freshman Enrollment
Number of completed applications received:
Number of applicants offered admission:
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled:
School has a waiting list policy:
Number of students put on waiting list:
Tuition deposit amount:
$200, partially refundable May 1; 50% refundable if request is made in writing prior to the May 1st deadline for the fall term and December 15th for the spring term.
Room deposit amount:
$400, partially refundable May 1; 50% refundable if request is made in writing prior to the May 1st deadline for the fall term and December 15th for the spring term.
Admission may be deferred:
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