Fall 2013 Freshman Admission: Eligibility Index
All California State University campuses use the eligibility index as part of the freshman admission decision. The eligibility index is the combination of your high school grade point average and your SAT/ACT test scores.
For fall 2013 admission, you must take one of the two major college admission tests by November 2012:
- SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test): We consider only the SAT Reasoning portion of the test, which includes critical reading and math; no writing scores. Therefore, we consider your SAT score on a 1600-point scale.
- ACT (American College Test): We consider the ACT composite score, which does not include the writing section.
Grade Point Average
Your official GPA for admission to any California State University, including SDSU, may be different than the GPA on your high school transcript. This is because we calculate your high school GPA using your 10th–12th grade a–g courses.
Also, honors points for A, B and C grades are awarded for a maximum of eight semester courses taken in 11th and 12th grades, including up to two IB or AP courses, or honors courses with 11th or 12th grade content taken in the 10th grade.
Estimate your GPA using the CSU Grade Point Average Calculator.
Calculating Your Eligibility Index
Now that you know your test scores and your CSU GPA, you can calculate your eligibility index. Use the calculator below or use the formulas to do the math yourself. Remember not to include ACT or SAT writing scores.
|If you took the SAT||Eligibility Index Calculator|
|(High School GPA X 800)
+ (SAT Critical Reading + Math Score)
= Eligibility Index
|If you took the ACT|
|(High School GPA X 200)
+ (10 X ACT Composite Score)
= Eligibility Index
The minimum eligibility index for admission to a CSU differs depending on your residency status for tuition purposes, and on whether your calculation used the SAT or the ACT:
Nonresident of California
|Eligibility Index Using SAT
|Eligibility Index Using ACT
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