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Sonoma State: Admissions

Admissions Office

Admissions officer: Natalie Kalogiannis,
Director of Admissions
Contacting the office: 707 664-2778
707 664-2060 (fax)

First-time Freshman Application Process & Requirements

Is there an application deadline for fall?yes
Priority filing date for fall:10/01/2016
Final filing date for fall:11/30/2016
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall:No
Percent of freshmen who enter in terms other than fall:1%
Application Fee:$55
Can the application fee be waived?yes
Are refunds available on the application fee?no
Is the Common Application form accepted?yes
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application:no
Admissions Requirements:Test scores and GPA are used to establish an eligibility index for admission purposes.
High school graduation is:required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is:required
Campus visit is:recommended
Interview is:neither required nor recommended
Standardized test requirements:SAT or ACT required, SAT Subject Test not used
School's test preference:no preference
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for:counseling, placement
Dates test scores should be received:December 30 for SAT/ACT
High School units required or recommended: Art:1 required, 1 recommended
English:4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign Language:2 required, 2 recommended
History:1 required, 1 recommended
Lab:2 required, 2 recommended
Social Studies:1 required, 1 recommended
Academic Electives:1 required, 1 recommended
Total:15 required, 16 recommended
Special requirements for admission to specific programs:Audition required of music program applicants.
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible:EOP
School has formalized early decision program:no
School has early action program:no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school:no

First-time Freshman Selection Process

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence very important
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Admissions is need blind: no
Average secondary school GPA: 3.2
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 100%

Undergraduate Notification for Fall Term

Notification of admission: on a rolling basis
Acceptance of admission: must accept by May 1

First-time Freshman Enrollment

Number of completed applications received: 16,488
Number of applicants offered admission: 12,588 (76%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 1,800 (14%)
School has a waiting list policy: yes
Tuition deposit amount: $200, partially refundable June 15th; Orientation fee is mandatory at time of tuition deposit.
Room deposit amount:$300, partially refundable June 15th
Admission may be deferred:no