I Have Been Admitted
Accept your offer of admission and reserve your place for fall 2022 by completing the Steps to Enroll.
Complete Your Intent to Enroll
To officially accept your offer of admission, you must submit the online Intent to Enroll by the deadline indicated in your SDSU WebPortal. If you do not submit the Intent to Enroll by the deadline, it will be assumed that you do not plan to attend SDSU and your offer of admission will be canceled.
The Intent to Enroll requires a $400 USD nonrefundable and nontransferable fee, paid electronically through your SDSU WebPortal. The $400 USD deposit will be applied toward your fall basic tuition and fees.
Once you submit your Intent to Enroll, you will receive an email with instructions on how to activate your SDSUid account. Complete the steps in the email to activate your account.
It is very important that you complete this step. You will use your SDSUid to log in to multiple systems at SDSU, which are used for business and academic purposes.
Final Official Transcripts
Please check your SDSU WebPortal account for the status of your transcripts. Submit official transcripts by the Intent to Enroll deadline listed in your SDSU WebPortal account.
- Degree in Progress - if your bachelor's degree was in progress at the time of admission, you are required to complete the degree prior to enrolling in your first semester at SDSU. A final official transcript and proof of degree, must be provided to Graduate Admissions as soon as possible but no later than the end of the first semester of enrollment. Failure to submit your final transcript and proof of degree will result in a registration hold being placed on your record, which will prevent you from registering the following term. Do not wait until the end of the term to submit your final transcript. If you do not complete your bachelor's degree prior to enrolling, then you are not eligible for admission. There are no exceptions to this policy.
- Unofficial International Documents - if you were admitted with unofficial transcripts and proof of degree, you are required to provide official documents to Graduate Admissions by the Intent to Enroll deadline listed in your SDSU WebPortal account. Failure to submit official transcripts and proof of degree by the Intent to Enroll deadline, will result in a registration hold being placed on your record.
- Other Coursework - if you have any other coursework in progress at the time of admission, you are required to provide a final official transcript to Graduate Admissions as soon as possible but no later than the end of the first semester of enrollment.
For an exact listing of the transcripts required by Graduate Admissions, please log in to your SDSU WebPortal account.
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 Mission, a SDSU Financial Statement Form, and a copy of your passport to the SDSU Office of Admissions.
- 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.
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].
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
SDSU requires all enrolled international students to have adequate health care insurance. Health care in the U.S. is costly and the health care insurance requirement protects international students in the case of illness or injury, guaranteeing affordable access to the U.S. health care system. For more information on purchasing health care insurance, visit the Health Insurance for International Students website. This requirement needs to be completed before your first day of classes.
Registration for fall 2022 classes will begin in July 2022. An email notification will be sent to you in late June, with additional information.
The F-1 student visa requires you to enroll as a full-time student each semester. International graduate students must take a minimum of 9 units per semester to meet the immigration requirements of the F-1 visa. Courses in Extended Studies or Open University do not count toward full-time status.
Please contact your department of study for assistance in selecting your classes. You should consult the University Catalog for a full listing of classes required by your program of study. You can begin planning your classes by visiting the Class Schedule website to determine which classes are being offered.
Information about your basic tuition and fees will be available to you on the Money Matters web page on the Student Account Services website.
Listed below are additional steps you need to complete before arriving to San Diego.
Check Your SDSU WebPortal
Check your SDSU WebPortal to determine the status of:
- Your final official transcript (academic record). If required, submit the final official transcript in a sealed envelope issued by the institution attended or Ministry of Education. Original language and literal English translation must be provided for all records not officially issued in English.
- Your certified copy of official degree certificate/diploma. If required, submit the certified copy of official degree certificate/diploma in a sealed envelope issued by the institution attended or Ministry of Education. Original language and literal English translation must be provided for all records not officially issued in English.
- Note: Your final documents must be provided as soon as possible but no later than the end of your first semester of enrollment. Failure to submit final documents will result in a registration hold being placed on your record, which will prevent you from registering the following term. Do not wait until the end of the term to submit your final documents.
Review Orientation Information
Make your reservation and attend New Graduate Student Orientation this summer.
- SDSU is committed to offering advanced student programs of the highest quality with a wide range of faculty expertise, research opportunities, and academic support services.
- New Graduate Student Orientation is offered the summer before graduate students begin their program at SDSU for the fall 2022 semester and is optional. You can make your reservation online on the New Student and Parent Programs Orientation website beginning on May 24, 2022 at 10 a.m. PDT.
- Additionally, some graduate departments offer program specific orientations leading up to the start of the academic year. You will be notified by your department of your program's orientation date and time. You are also expected to review the Handbook for New Graduate Students, which provides an overview of graduate programs and policies.
- In addition to the campus wide orientation hosted by New Student & Parent Programs for graduate students, and the graduate department orientations, international students are required to complete the online New International Student Immigration Orientation. Please visit the International Student Center Orientation Programming web page for a complete listing of welcome programming activities.
- If you have any questions, contact the International Student Center at [email protected] or (619) 594‑1982.
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.