With a gap year and our crippled economy, the silver lining is that some colleges are changing policies and admitting more students. San Francisco State University just announced that they will accept transfer students with as few as 6 credits! Normally they require community college students to complete 2 full years of courses and apply to transfer with a minimum of 60 credits. The new rules mean that students could take one fall semester of courses at a community college and then transfer spring semester to SFSU.
Thanks to thousands of students who will not be attending the online classes this fall, the admissions dept has opened up these 2500 spaces to transfer students. All that’s required for eligibility under these pandemic times are the following:
High School GPA: B- average
Community College GPA: C average
SAT/ACT: not required
Required course completion: (1) basic writing; and (2) basic math
So the silver lining is a huge bonus for students of color and students who are the first in their families to go to college. SFSU is partnering with City College of San Francisco to implement these new guidelines and to help community college students get into a 4-year university. All community college students will be considered, and other California State Universities may follow suit. Stay tuned!