First-Time First-Year Multi Factor Score

Multi Factor Score Information

**Note: The California State University (CSU) has temporarily suspended the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility for all CSU campuses for the 2021-2022 academic year. This temporary change of admission eligibility applies only for the Fall 2021, Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 admission cycles.

The "a-g" score is a calculation now based upon your High School Grade Point Average and your Multi Factor score.

The High School Grade Point Average is based on courses taken during 10th through 12th grades which are "college preparatory."

Honors or Advanced Placement (AP) courses taken in 11th and 12th grades with grades of C or higher are awarded an extra grade point.

Local Service Area

Preference is given to students within SSU’s local service area which encompasses the following counties: Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Lake, Solano and Mendocino.

Calculating Your "a-g" score

California Residents: 

  • If you are a California resident applying to a non-impacted major with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, you meet the eligibility requirements for Admissions.
  • If you are applying to an impacted major that requires minimum Multi Factor Score, your application will be subject to Multi Factor score listed below. (If you do not meet impacted major criteria, you will be considered for an alternate major). 
  • If you are a California Resident and a Graduate of a California High School with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.49, you will be ranked by using the score as indicated below.

Out-of-State

  • If you are an Out of State or Non resident applying to a non-impacted major with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, you meet the eligibility requirements for Admissions.
  • If you are an Out of State or Non Resident applying to an impacted major that requires minimum Multi Factor Score, your application will be subject to Multi Factor score listed below. (If you do not meet impacted major criteria, you will be considered for an alternate major). 
  • If you are an Out of State or Non Resident and Graduate of a non-California High School with a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99, you will be ranked by using the score as indicated below.

Category Admissions Values Points Awarded
Academic
"a-g" GPA x 800 1,600 to 3360 points
"a-g" Courses above the 30 semester minimum 70 points for each additional semester for a maximum of 700 points
School Attributes    
Local Admissions Area 300 points
A Free and Reduced Lunch School 300 points
Applicant Attributes    
Qualifier for a CSU Application Fee Waiver 200 points
Educational Program Participation
(AVID, Upward Bound, Talent Search, Education Opportunity Center, Puente Project, Independent Living Project, or MESA)
200 points
Youth Services (WARD of the Court, Foster Youth, or Unaccompanied Youth) 200 points
Military Status (Active Duty, Veteran, National Guard or Reserves) 200 points
Work Status (Works more than 15 hours per week) 200 points
First Generation (Single Parent or Both Parent - No High School, Some High School, High School Graduate) 200 points