Contact Us

Freshman and Transfer Applicants

Mailing Address:
Office of Admissions
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7455*

Graduate Applicants

Mailing Address:
Graduate Admissions
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7416*

*When you send us mail, please include the last four digits of the ZIP code to ensure your mail arrives directly to the Office of Admissions.

Meet the Staff

The San Diego State University recruitment teams are here to help you with every step of the admissions process. Whether you are trying to figure out if SDSU is the right school for you or you have questions about the admissions process, we encourage you to contact us. If you have already applied to SDSU and you have a question about your admission status, please refer to the SDSU WebPortal. We look forward to meeting you!

Office Hours

The Prospective Student Center is located in Student Services West, at the base of the clock tower. Our hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. PST, except for the following campus holidays:

2018: January 1, January 15, March 30, May 28, July 4, September 3, November 12, November 22-23, December 24-27
2019: January 1, January 21, April 1, May 27, July 4, September 2, November 11, November 28-29, December 23-26

Directions and Parking

Driving Directions to SDSU

From Interstate 8, exit at College Avenue and go south. San Diego State University will be on your right. Continue on College Avenue South through the Canyon Crest Drive/Alvarado Road stop light. Cross under two pedestrian bridges and turn left at your first opportunity. Parking 3 will be directly in front of you.


You may park on levels one through five of P3. You may purchase a parking permit by downloading the PayByPhone app, visiting in your browser, or calling 1 (888) 515-7275. The app allows you to extend your parking session from anywhere and will remind you when your parking session is about to expire.

Once you have registered for an account, you will need to enter the following information and pay using PayByPhone:

  • Enter the location number posted on the PayByPhone signs at the entrance of the parking lot or structure. The location number for P3 is 28503.
  • Select how long you would like to park. It is recommended that you select three hours to cover the length of your visit.
  • Confirm and pay.

For more information, please visit the PayByPhone website.

Walking Directions from Parking 3

Your tour departs from the Prospective Student Center, the glass-enclosed office in the Student Services West building directly beneath the clock tower. After you park in P3, exit the parking structure and walk west toward the residence halls and the large arched bridge. Cross the bridge and walk through the courtyard of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. When you exit the courtyard, the Student Services West building will be on your right.

More Information

Find custom driving directions to SDSU Campus Parking—P3 with Google Maps. Consult Parking & Transportation and SDSU Parking Information as you plan your visit to campus. You can also print a campus map prior to your visit.

Hotels and Airport Shuttles

SDSU has arranged special discounts on airport shuttles and hotels.

Transportation in San Diego

There are multiple options for public transportation in San Diego, including the Metro Bus and Trolley, which have stops on campus. To learn more about San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System, visit There you will also find an Online Trip Planner, which you can use to map your route to SDSU. If you are coming from the San Diego airport, visit to view available options.

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