Application and Admission Status

Already applied? Review your next steps.

Within two weeks of submitting your Cal State Apply application, you will receive an acknowledgement email from San Diego State University that includes your RedID number, which is your SDSU student identification number. You will use this number to create and log in to your SDSU WebPortal account.

The SDSU WebPortal is used to keep you informed of the current status of your application and admission.

Next Steps

  • Create your SDSU WebPortal account.
    1. Visit the SDSU WebPortal home page and select Create New Account.
    2. Enter your RedID, which is listed in your acknowledgment email, and your birthdate, and then select Activate.
    3. Once you select Activate, an email with a temporary password will be sent to you.
    4. Go back to the SDSU WebPortal home page and select Log In.
    5. On the Account Authentication screen, enter your RedID in the RedID/User Name field, and the temporary password that was just emailed to you.
    6. Select Log In.

    If you previously applied to SDSU and have an existing SDSU WebPortal account, Log In, and enter the password that you previously created. Do not select Create New Account.

    If you cannot remember your password:

    1. Go to the SDSU WebPortal home page
    2. Select Log In
    3. Select Can't Log In
    4. Select Reset Password
    5. Once you select Reset Password, an email with a temporary password will be sent to you.
    6. Go back to the SDSU WebPortal home page and select Log In.
    7. On the Account Authentication screen, enter your RedID (which is listed in your acknowledgment email) in the RedID/User Name field, and the temporary password that you just received.

    If you need assistance, please contact the Office of Admissions.

    • You must have a valid email address to create your SDSU WebPortal account.
    • Check your spam and junk email folders to ensure your privacy settings are not preventing you from receiving email from SDSU. Email is SDSU's official form of student communication.
    • You will be asked to enter your Social Security Number (SSN) to create your SDSU WebPortal account. If you do not have a SSN or if you did not report your SSN on the application, enter your RedID number in this field instead.
    • Your RedID was provided in your application acknowledgment email. If you cannot find it, use the Forgot RedID? web page. Contact the Office of Admissions if your RedID is not found.
    • If you need additional assistance activating your SDSU WebPortal account, please contact the Office of Admissions.
  • Keep your email address updated in your SDSU WebPortal account as email is SDSU's official form of student communication. It is recommended that you check your email account regularly.
  • Dance, music, and theatre arts-performance applicants will receive an email with further instructions from the department regarding the audition requirement.
  • Check your application and admission status periodically.
    1. Log into your SDSU WebPortal and select Admission Status.
    2. Deadlines to submit required documents will be listed under Documents Required for Admission.
    3. A green checkmark (icon green checkmark) indicates the required document has been received and determined to be complete.
    4. A red "X" (icon red X) indicates a required admission document or test score is missing or an admission requirement has not been completed.
  • Notices of admission will be available in your SDSU WebPortal and an email notification will be sent. Fall first-year and transfer applicants will be notified by mid-March. Graduate applicants have different deadlines and should refer to their SDSU WebPortal or contact Graduate Admissions.

Applicants

Keep Your Grades Up!

Admission is based on self-reported information from your Cal State Apply application. Once you are provisionally admitted, we will verify this information against your official transcript(s).

Your admission may be rescinded for the following reasons:

  • Your GPA or course grades are lower than what you reported on the application.
  • You earn D or F grades and did not maintain your GPA.
  • You miss any admission deadlines.
  • You misreported or did not complete a required course.

Timeline

Notices of admission will be available in your SDSU WebPortal by mid-March 2022.

How Long Will it Take to Process My Documents?

Allow up to three weeks for processing after documents have been sent to SDSU. The status of documents and test scores will be updated in your SDSU WebPortal account after they are received and evaluated by the Office of Admissions.

  • If you applied for fall 2022, complete your SDSU Supplemental Application in the SDSU WebPortal by January 24, 2022. Review Step 3 on the Fall Steps to Apply page for more information.
  • If you applied to a major with special instructions:
    • Dance; Music; Television, Film and New Media: Production; and Theatre Arts: Performance applicants will receive an email with further instructions from the department regarding audition or application requirements.
    • Upper-division nursing transfers and second bachelor's in nursing applicants for fall 2022 admission must also complete the SDSU Supplemental Application and answer the specific nursing questions.

Keep Your Grades Up!

Admission is based on self-reported information from your Cal State Apply and SDSU Supplemental Applications. Once you are provisionally admitted, we will verify this information against your official transcript(s).

Your admission may be rescinded for the following reasons:

  • You did not complete the SDSU Supplemental Application by the published deadline.
  • Your GPA or course grades are lower than what you reported on the application.
  • You miss any admission deadlines.
  • You earn D or F grades.
  • You misreported or did not complete a required course.
  • You misreported earning an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) similar to your intended major by spring 2022 for fall 2022 admission.
  • You do not complete 60 transferable units (90 quarter units) by the end of spring 2022.

Timeline Fall 2022 Admission

  • March 2022: Notice of admission will be available in your SDSU WebPortal.
  • May 1, 2022: Accept offer of admission by completing and submitting the online nonrefundable Intent to Enroll deposit and official transcripts with fall 2021 grades.
  • June 30, 2022: Submit final official transcripts with spring 2022 grades.

Contact Admissions

We are here to help you with every step of the admissions process, we encourage you to contact us.

Appeals

If you are denied admission, or if you miss an admission deadline, it is unlikely that our decision will be reversed with submission of an appeal unless you have serious and extenuating circumstances. Learn about our appeals process.