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Fall 2022 Steps to Enroll

Accept your offer of admission and reserve your place for fall 2022 by completing the Steps to Enroll listed below. Please continue to monitor the Steps to Enroll. More information will be added in spring 2022.

For your reference, the International First-Year Admitted Booklet (PDF) is also available.

Officially accept your offer of admission by submitting both the required online Intent to Enroll $400 nonrefundable deposit and Housing License Agreement by the deadline indicated in your SDSU WebPortal. If both the Intent to Enroll and Housing License Agreement are not submitted by the deadline, it will be assumed that you do not plan to attend SDSU and your offer of admission will be canceled.

  1. Submit Intent to Enroll

    You must submit the online Intent to Enroll $400 nonrefundable deposit by the deadline in your SDSU WebPortal to guarantee your space in the incoming first-year class. Your Intent to Enroll deposit will be applied toward your first payment of basic tuition and fees.

    • Information for Government Sponsored Students: As a government sponsored student, you must accept your offer of admission in the SDSU WebPortal. The Intent to Enroll fee will be deferred once you provide a Prospective Financial Support Letter from your country's Cultural Office, a SDSU Financial Statement Form, and a copy of your passport. In addition, accepting your offer of admission also requires you to submit a Housing License Agreement, which is a legally binding contract between you and the university.
  2. Activate your SDSUid

    As an admitted student, you will receive instructions via email explaining how to activate your SDSUid account, which will be used to log in to multiple systems at SDSU for business and academic purposes. Complete the steps provided in the personal email to activate your account. After you complete your Intent to Enroll, you will receive information about your official SDSU Gmail address. Future official communication from the university will be delivered to your official SDSU Gmail address after your Intent to Enroll is submitted. More information about SDSUid is available on the SDSUid website.

  3. Submit Housing License Agreement

    Admitted first-year students 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 in early March. A nonrefundable fee of $375 is due with your license agreement.

    Review the Apply web page on the Housing and Residential Education website for more information.

  • Proof of Funding

    All admitted international students planning to attend San Diego State University on an F-1 student visa must submit financial documents issued within the past six months through your SDSU WebPortal to provide evidence of funding for a minimum of one academic year. Once your SDSU Financial Statement Form and supporting documents are approved by the International Student Center, you will receive an email with instructions on receiving your Form I-20, "Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status."

  • F-1 Visa

    A valid F-1 student visa is required for entry into the United States. To learn more about the necessary steps to obtain your F-1 visa, and/or to transfer your I-20 record if you are already in the U.S. in valid F-1 status, visit the International Student Center (ISC) website.

  • Health Insurance

    SDSU requires all enrolled international students to have adequate health insurance that meets the SDSU F-1 requirements before the first day of the semester. Review and follow the health insurance information on the ISC website.

  • Housing

    All admitted international students living on campus are required to submit the Housing Early Arrival. Check the Housing and Residential Education website to stay updated on how to request Early Arrival.

  • Stay alert to communication from the International Student Center (ISC)

    The International Student Center will send multiple emails between now and the beginning of the semester with more details on the items listed above, pre-arrival instructions, and completing the orientation and immigration process upon arrival at SDSU. Please look out for those emails. If you have any questions about these steps, please email [email protected].

New Student Orientation for first-year students is offered in July. There are several orientation programs to choose from; not all majors are represented on each orientation date. An email notification will be sent to you with additional information.

  1. High School Transcripts

    Check your SDSU WebPortal admission status to determine when official transcripts will need to be submitted. Official transcripts must be submitted by the deadline indicated in your SDSU WebPortal.

    • You must submit transcripts from all high schools attended, including fall 2021 grades.
    • If you have coursework in progress, you will be required to submit a final official high school transcript which includes your spring 2022 grades/credits by July 15, 2022.
    • San Diego State University will accept electronic PDF high school transcripts directly from your high school registrar or authorized vendor using one of the following methods:
      • Parchment
      • Docufide
      • Naviance
      • SCOIR
      • [email protected] (SDSU will not accept transcripts that are emailed by the student).
      • If your high school does not send electronic transcripts, then they can mail the official transcript to:

        Office of Admissions
        San Diego State University
        5500 Campanile Drive
        San Diego, CA 92182-7455

    • Review the information on how to submit and check the status of your transcripts on the Transcripts web page.
  2. Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Score Reports (if applicable)

    Advanced Placement exam score reports and passing scores are required in order to obtain college credit for AP high school courses taken (for students attending a U.S. high school or U.S. accredited overseas high school).

    • May 1, 2022 is the submission deadline for AP exams taken prior to your senior year in high school.
    • July 15, 2022 is the submission deadline for AP exams taken during your senior year of high school.
    • Submit electronic score reports to SDSU. You can contact the AP Grade Reporting Service to obtain your AP test scores if your exam scores were taken within the last four years.

      AP Services
      P.O. Box 6671
      Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
      (888) 225-5427
      College Board website
      SDSU code: 4682

  3. Official International Baccalaureate (IB) Test Scores (if applicable)

    San Diego State University grants up to six units of credit for each International Baccalaureate Higher Level subject examination passed with a score of 4 better. To receive credit, you must request that your International Baccalaureate transcript of grades be sent to the Office of Admissions electronically.

    • All International Baccalaureate exam score reports and passing scores are required in order to obtain college credit for the IB exam.
    • To place a request contact:

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

All first-year students are placed in a student success pathway to connect you academically and socially to the campus community. Your student success pathway, which includes your first-year learning communities, pre-enrolled courses, and your assigned Coordinated Care Advisor, is determined using the information provided on either the Residential or Commuter form listed below. The completion of one of these forms is critical to your fall course registration and your experience at New Student Orientation. You must complete the form that is most applicable to you by May 1, 2022.

Immunization Requirements

All students must meet specific immunization requirements, including the university's COVID-19 requirement.

COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster – Due Prior to Your Orientation Date

Prior to attending New Student Orientation, incoming students must provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccine and booster. Log in to the HealtheConnect portal and upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster. You will not be able to register for fall 2022 courses during New Student Orientation if you have not met this requirement.

Remaining Non-COVID Immunizations – Due Prior to August 18, 2022

Provide proof of your remaining immunizations and complete your Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment prior to August 18, 2022. Review the Immunization Requirements web page 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. Log in to the HealtheConnect portal and upload your proof of immunizations.

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.

All international students with an F-1 visa are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 units each semester. However, it is recommended that you enroll in 15 units each semester to stay on track to complete your degree in four years. An email notification will be sent to you with additional registration information.

Information about your basic tuition and fees will be available to you on the Money Matters web page on the Student Account Services website.

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.

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