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Impaction of Accounting Program -- How to apply

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10/01/2013

Impaction of Accounting Program

The number of accounting majors at SF State has steadily increased from 2002 to 2012 resulting in a 58 percent increase in enrolled students. 

As a result, in the spring of 2013 the CSU Chancellor’s Office approved SF State’s request that the undergraduate accounting program be impacted at the upper-division level beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year.

Upper-division transfer students will indicate Business -- Accounting as their first choice of major when applying for admission to the SF State campus (See item B below).

Continuing SF State students who are not accounting majors will apply for the Accounting Program before they have completed 60 units (See item C below).  

Both groups of students will then compete for admission into the Accounting Program based on the criteria established by the Accounting Department faculty. 

Spring 2014 Admissions

Spring 2014 admission to the Accounting Program is closed. The Accounting Program will not accept applications for new transfer students, or first time freshman, for Spring 2014. 

Current SF State Students:

Anyone who is currently a declared accounting major will not be affected.

Current SF State students who would like to change their major to Accounting must:

  • file a Change of Major Petition before November 30, 2013.
  • have completed fewer than 96 units by the end of the Fall 2013 semester.
  • meet all requirements to take ACCT 301 in Fall 2013 or Spring 2014.
  • receive approval of the Department of Accounting Department Chair.

How to Apply to be an Accounting Major (Concentration) for Fall 2014

A. Eligible first-time freshman

Eligible first-time freshman applicants can be admitted to the University as Undeclared with an interest in Accounting. These students will need to apply for admission into the Accounting Program during their second year at SF State. See item C below for additional information.

B. Transfer Students

For Fall 2014, all transfer students who wish to be admitted to the Accounting Program must submit an application to the CSU Mentor.  Students are admitted to the Accounting Program based on their level of preparation and performance. 

  • Students must meet all University requirements for admission. These requirements are listed at http://www.sfsu.edu/future/apply/transfer.html.
  • Students should complete as many of the following courses as possible: microeconomics, macroeconomics, business calculus, statistics, information systems, financial accounting, and management accounting. Students who have not completed these courses before transfer will have difficulty making progress towards their SF State degree in accounting. Although these courses are not absolutely required for admission, the department may review completion of these courses when making admissions decision.
  • After students have submitted the CSU Mentor application, they will receive an email from the Accounting Department.  There will be a link for the supplemental application in the email.  The supplemental application must be submitted to the Department of Accounting by December 10, 2013, before 11:59 p.m.

C. Current SF State students

Current SF State students who are not accounting majors:

  • An online application must be submitted to the Department of Accounting by November 30, 2013.  Please visit the following website at https://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_29omtUWpUhPgTSB to access and complete the application. When students are notified that they have been admitted in April 2014, they are required to complete and submit the Request for Change/Declaration of
    Undergraduate Primary Major form (pdf)
    to the Department of Accounting in SCI 300 by April 30, 2014.
  • Complete a minimum of 60 units of college work (junior class standing) before the start of the Fall 2014 semester. 
  • It is preferred for admissions that these 60 units include the following courses as possible: microeconomics, macroeconomics, business calculus, statistics, information systems, financial accounting, and management accounting.

Admission Decisions

The Accounting Department faculty uses a combination of quantitative, e.g., GPA, and qualitative criteria to rank applicants. The university notifies all students of the admission decision.

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