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Fall 2021 Admitted First-Time Freshmen

Accept your offer of admission and reserve your place for fall 2021 by completing the Steps to Enroll listed below.

Reserve your place in the fall 2021 class by submitting all of the following items to the Office of Admissions no later than the deadlines listed below. If all of the items are not received or postmarked by the date listed, it will be assumed that you do not plan to attend SDSU and your offer of admission will be canceled.

Due May 1, 2021

  • Accept the offer of admission and submit your online Intent to Enroll

    Visit the SDSU WebPortal and select the Intent to Enroll link to submit the online Intent to Enroll form and the $400 nonrefundable deposit. This deposit will apply toward your fall basic tuition and fees.

  • Request official transcripts be sent to SDSU as soon as grades are posted
    • High School Transcript(s) including fall 2020 grades. You must submit transcripts from all high schools attended.
    • Community College Transcripts. If you have community college transcripts to submit, please note that SDSU will accept only electronic transcripts from the schools listed on the Transcripts web page. Be sure to indicate this preference when making your request. If your community college does not send electronic transcripts, then they can mail the official transcript to the address listed on the Transcript Submission and Status web page.
    Transcript Status and Submission

    Review the information on how to submit and check the status of your transcripts on the Transcript Submission and Status web page.

  • Request official test scores for SAT, ACT, and/or AP exams (if applicable)

    Test scores will only be used for course placement.

    • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and/or the American College Testing Program (ACT) electronic test scores for all exams you have taken (if not listed on your high school transcript).

      SAT and/or ACT scores can be used for placement in English and mathematics. If you did not indicate SDSU as a destination for your scores when you took your test(s), you must contact the testing agency to request the electronic scores be sent to SDSU. Please contact the appropriate testing agency listed below.

      The College Board SAT Program
      P.O. Box 8057
      Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
      (866) 756-7346
      The College Board website
      CSU code: 3594

      ACT Records
      P.O. Box 451
      Iowa City, Iowa 52243-0451
      The ACT Test website
      SDSU code: 0398

    • Advanced Placement (AP) exam score reports should be sent electronically to SDSU

      Advanced Placement exam score reports and passing scores are required in order to obtain college credit for AP high school courses taken. If you took AP exams prior to your senior year in high school, submit the results for those AP exams by May 1, 2021. Results for AP exams taken during your senior year will need to be submitted by the July 15, 2021 deadline. Obtain your AP test scores by calling the AP Grade Reporting Service toll-free at (888) 225-5427 or writing the following address if your exam scores were taken within the last four years. SDSU's AP school code is 4682.

      AP Services
      P.O. Box 6671
      Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
      The College Board website

  • Apply for on-campus housing on the Housing Portal

    More information is available in Step 4—Apply for Housing.

Due July 15, 2021

  • Request final official transcripts be sent to SDSU
    • High school transcript(s) including spring 2021 grades/credits. Your school needs to send final official transcripts, which include spring 2021 grades/credits and date of graduation. All courses you listed as in progress or planned in your senior year must be completed with grades of C- or higher. You must also maintain your reported overall grade point average. If your grade point average and/or current course grades drop, or if there is a discrepancy in what you reported on your application compared to your transcript(s), your offer of admission may be withdrawn.
    • Transcripts from all colleges you attended while in high school including spring 2021 grades. If your school is listed on the Transcripts web page, you must send an electronic transcript. Please ensure that you indicate this preference when making your request. For colleges that do not supply electronic transcripts, then they can mail the official transcript to the address listed on the Transcript Submission and Status web page.
    Transcript Status and Submission

    Review the information on how to submit and check the status of your transcripts on the Transcript Submission and Status web page.

  • Request official test scores for AP exams taken during your senior year (if applicable)

    Advanced Placement (AP) exam score reports should be sent electronically to SDSU. Advanced Placement exam score reports and passing scores are required in order to obtain college credit for AP high school courses taken. Results for AP exams taken during your senior year need to be submitted by the July 15, 2021 deadline. Obtain your AP test scores by calling the AP Grade Reporting Service toll-free at (888) 225‑5427 or writing the following address if your exam scores were taken within the last four years. SDSU's AP school code is 4682.

    AP Services
    P.O. Box 6671
    Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
    The College Board website

  • Request official International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores for all exams (if applicable)

    International Baccalaureate exam score reports and passing scores are required in order to obtain college credit for the IB exam. Send results for senior year IB courses by July 15, 2021. To place a request to have your official IB test scores sent to SDSU and view additional information, visit www.ibo.org or call (301) 202-3000.

    Americas Global Centre
    7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200 West
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    (301) 202-3000
    www.ibo.org

Once you submit your Intent to Enroll, you will receive an email with instructions on how to activate your SDSUid account, which will be used to log in to multiple systems at SDSU for business and academic purposes, and you will also be given an SDSU email address. Complete the steps in the email to activate your account. Future official communication from the university may be delivered to your official SDSU email address so check this email regularly. After May 1, all future communication will be sent to your email address from SDSU, which means you will no longer receive email from SDSU to the email address listed on your application. More information about SDSUid is available at sdsuid.sdsu.edu.

What is the Difference Between SDSUid and RedID?

SDSUid is an online account, which looks like an email address (e.g. [email protected]). Activate your account on the Activate Your SDSUid web page.

Your RedID is a nine digit number beginning with an 8. You used your RedID to log in to the SDSU WebPortal to view your application status check.

Once you submit your Intent to Enroll, you will use your SDSUid account to log in to many online SDSU systems.

Know What to Expect

Attaining a higher education degree is likely one of the most important investments you will make and we want you to understand what your costs at San Diego State University will be so that you can make informed decisions as you and your family prepare for the next step in your education. You and your family should begin carefully budgeting and planning now. Don't wait until you start school! Student and parent loans are available, however, federal regulations limit the annual amount of student loans, and parent loans require a credit check.

Scholarships

Once you complete your Intent to Enroll, and activate your SDSUid, log in to the application portal, Aztec Scholarships, during the application period, which is mid-spring to mid-August. Families should make financial arrangements to pay for university expenses in full. Scholarships are not guaranteed.

Types of Expenses

The expenses are broken down into three different categories because how you are notified about the expenses and pay for them is different.

  • Tuition Expenses: these expenses are referred to as Basic Tuition and Fees. SDSU does not bill students for these fees. These fees must be paid prior to registering for courses each term through your Online Student Account.
  • Living Expenses: these expenses include housing and food. Housing and meal plan fees are billed to students in four installments each semester. An email notification (eBill) is sent each month a payment is due. These fees are paid through your Online Student Account. For more information, visit the Housing and Residential Education's Rates and Payments web page and SDSU Dining's Meal Plan web page.
  • Additional Expenses: these expenses are an estimate of how much you can expect to pay for transportation, books and supplies, and miscellaneous and personal costs. These expenses are not paid to an office since they reflect your daily expense and are paid as you purchase them.

Plan Your Finances Checklist

For the most up-to-date costs, visit the Estimated Cost of Attendance web page.

  • Calculate Your Costs
    Use the SDSU Net Price Calculator to estimate your eligibility for undergraduate federal grants and loans. You can also approximate the net price you and your family should expect to pay using your own funds.
  • Apply for Financial Aid
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible at fafsa.gov to be considered for all types of federal aid: grants, student and parent loans, and work study. Be sure to include SDSU (School Code 001151) on your list of schools so that we receive your information.
    • Once you receive a confirmation email from AidLink, visit the AidLink website to review your Financial Aid Estimate.
    • Compare the total cost of attendance with your Financial Aid Estimate and determine how you and your family will cover the remaining cost.
  • Check Your SDSU AidLink for Updates
    AidLink gives you access to the current status of your financial aid application. Be sure to submit additional requested information and/or documents as soon as possible to avoid delays.
  • Apply for Scholarships
    Log it to the scholarship application portal, Aztec Scholarships, during the application period, which is mid-spring to mid-August, and apply for scholarships.

Learn more about applying for financial aid by visiting the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

Admitted first-time freshmen from outside SDSU's local admission area are required to live on campus for two years. If applicable, the Student Housing License Agreement will be available to you online through the Housing Portal on March 1. A nonrefundable fee of $375 is due with your license agreement.

Visit the Office of Housing Administration website for the most up-to-date information on the housing application process and for more information.

All students must meet specific immunization requirements. Log in to the HealtheConnect portal on or after February 15 and upload your proof of immunizations and complete your Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment. Visit the Immunization Requirements website ahead of time to review the requirements that apply to you and begin working with your healthcare professional to ensure you have completed all of the required immunizations. Make sure you have acceptable proof of completed immunizations available for submission. Acceptable proof includes records from your high school, private healthcare provider, local health department, or campus health center.

Health Care Insurance

Medical care is an important part of taking care of one's own health and well-being. SDSU Student Health Services (SHS) is a vital program, but it does not cover medical emergencies, after-hours care, a full range of medical specialists, hospital facilities or other medical services provided outside of SHS. In addition, access to SHS does not meet the government mandate for health insurance. Therefore, it is recommended that students arrange with their health plan to have a local primary care physician.

While the University does not provide accident or health insurance coverage to students, we do have services available to assist students with obtaining or utilizing health care. Students can meet with a specialist in the Well-being & Health Promotion Department to learn more about their health insurance, to find local providers who accept their insurance, to learn where to go in an emergency, and to obtain assistance in accessing specialists. Students can also be connected with an Enrollment Specialist if they are looking to obtain health insurance or to better understand their options. To make an appointment call (619) 594-4133 or find out more on the Well-being & Health Promotion website.

Your basic tuition and fees must be paid by the fee payment deadline listed in your SDSU WebPortal account. Log in to your SDSU WebPortal account, select the Admitted tab and select the My Registration link. Your fee payment deadline will be listed under Fee Payment Information. Students from outside California must pay their additional nonresident tuition by August 22.

Please keep in mind that payments made with a 529 plan (which involve mailing a check to SDSU) may take up to two to three weeks for SDSU to receive these payments. Please plan accordingly if you plan on paying with a 529 plan.

Things to do before attending New Student Orientation:

All New Students Are Expected to Register and Participate in Orientation

SDSU is committed to your academic success. Therefore, you are expected to complete this summer's New Student Orientation program to help you learn the essentials for being a successful student.

When you participate in New Student Orientation, you will:
  • Be assigned a personal Orientation Leader.
  • Learn about all of the valuable student services and academic resources available to promote your personal and academic success.
  • Learn the importance of being involved in student life, and many of the options available to commuter and residential students alike.
  • Complete the registration process for fall 2021 classes on your orientation date*.

*You must complete the Pre-Orientation modules and have basic tuition and fees paid or financial aid to register for classes on your orientation date.

Why You Must Complete Orientation
  • Understand General Education, major, testing, and graduation requirements.
  • Receive essential academic planning and course registration assistance.
  • Learn how to use SDSU's registration system and other SDSU WebPortal services.
  • Meet with assistant deans, advisors, and trained student ambassadors.
  • Learn more about SDSU's programs designed specifically for first-year students.
  • Learn what it means to be a member of the SDSU community.

You can make your reservation online beginning on May 11, 2021 at 10 a.m. PDT.

All new students are expected to participate in New Student Orientation. Specific details about New Student Orientation will be available March 22, 2021 on the Office of New Student and Parent Programs website. For more information, email the Office of New Student and Parent Programs at [email protected].

Parent and Family Involvement

Parents of Admitted Students: Be sure to review the Steps to Enroll with your student and visit the Parents of Admitted Students and the Aztec Parents Program websites to learn more about involvement opportunities available to you at SDSU.

Parent and Family Orientation

Parent and family involvement plays a key role in the academic success of students during their college years. For this reason, SDSU provides a Parent and Family Orientation program. Research shows that students of parents who complete Parent and Family Orientation are more likely to earn a higher grade point average and continue on to their second year of school.

By participating in orientation, parents and family members will:

  • Learn how to contribute to the personal development and academic success of their student.
  • Learn what it means to be a member of the SDSU community.
  • Learn about academic programs, including General Education and graduation requirements, and student support services.
  • Participate in a session with the assistant dean for your student's college.
  • Become members of the Aztec Parents Association.

Families registered for Parent and Family Orientation automatically become members of the Aztec Parents Association.

Disability Services

The Student Ability Success Center (SASC) at San Diego State University authorizes and provides a variety of services and accommodations, which are determined on a case-by-case basis and in consultation with an SASC counselor. Their goal is to remove barriers that disability creates so that all students have an equal opportunity to be successful in college. If you will be applying for services from the SASC, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible to assure that accommodations are in place by the time you begin your academic journey. Visit Applying to the Student Ability Success Center to learn more about the process.