Welcome, Counselors

San Diego State University is proud to partner with counseling staff from high schools and community colleges nationwide. We've gathered information to help you advise your students about SDSU admission criteria and procedures, financial aid, housing, and more.

Counselor Interest Form

Fill out SDSU's Counselor Interest Form to receive important admissions information, events notices, and more.

CSU Web Page for Counselors

SDSU is part of the 23-campus California State University system. Find information on CSU admission criteria and procedures, academic programs and majors, financial aid and student fees, outreach, housing, and more to help prepare students interested in attending a CSU campus.

Invite SDSU to Your College Fair

We'd love to attend your college fair or parent night! Please submit your invitation in writing by mail, email, or fax with at least three (preferably six) weeks notice.

Learn More About San Diego State University

Every day there are new discoveries, achievements, and accomplishments happening here at SDSU. Visit the NewsCenter website to read about all of the exciting things going on around campus and with our students, faculty, and alumni.

For High School Counselors

SDSU Admission Requirements for First-time Freshmen

SDSU ranks freshmen applicants by a combination of GPA and SAT/ACT test scores. Applicants must also complete the pattern of college preparatory curriculum (A–G courses).

Doorways A–G Course List Database

Use this search engine to find a list of A–G certified courses at a California high school, program, or community college.

Early Assessment Program

Learn how EAP can give California high school students an early signal about their college readiness and adequate time to avoid remediation requirements.

For Community College Counselors

SDSU admission requirements for transfer students

Transfer admission is based on a specific set of requirements including major GPA, General Education, preparation for major courses, and major impaction criteria.

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

Certain undergraduate students transferring from SDSU service-area community colleges in the fall term are guaranteed admission to SDSU. TAG

Cross Enrollment Program

Undergraduate students enrolled in the California Community Colleges or the University of California may cross-enroll at SDSU without formal admission.

Transfer Admission Planner (TAP)

The TAP website helps you identify courses required to meet transfer admission requirements for SDSU.


This student-transfer information system shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another.