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Does SDSU look at applications holistically?

hichristenhichristen Registered User Posts: 203 Junior Member
Hi all,

I'm sorry if this question seems like it's been asked hundreds of times before, but I tried looking into the website and into the CSU application and it won't let me in. I will be applying to SDSU for Fall 2015 and I was wondering what do they require when applying. One of my friends said that I will need to write an essay, and the other two said an essay isn't required... but when I looked it up on the internet, I couldn't find an answer to my question. So what does SDSU look for in applications? Do they require an essay?

Replies to: Does SDSU look at applications holistically?

  • grgscrjrgrgscrjr Registered User Posts: 96 Junior Member
    There is no essay requirement for the CSU application (to date). You can review the admission criteria here:

    http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/admissions/freshmen/index.html

  • NCalRentNCalRent Registered User Posts: 5,682 Senior Member
    SDSU is one of the most selective CSUs. No essay, no consideration for ECs. They simply aggregate your test scores and relavent grades. The threshold varies a bit by major but, a 3.7 GPA and 1200/1600 SAT will probably get you in.

    Good luck.
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 23,151 Forum Champion
    Almost all the Cal States (except SLO) use the Eligibility Index for admission. For SAT: (Math+Critical Reading) + GPA Weighted x800. For ACT: (GPA Weighted x 200) + (10 x ACT Composite). The weighted GPA is the CSU/UC GPA using up to 8 semesters of Honors/AP Classes. If you above 4000 for SAT or 1000 For ACT then you have a good chance for acceptance at SDSU.
  • hichristenhichristen Registered User Posts: 203 Junior Member
    Awesome! Thanks so much everyone! :) So no ECs are considered either...? Wow!
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