Parents & Families

Discover why SDSU is the right fit.

Congratulations on reaching this next chapter in your life. We understand how important this decision is as your student is about to embark on one of the most exciting times of their life.

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Prepare your student for the world.

At San Diego State University, we are committed to creating educational opportunities that contribute to intellectual development and equip your student to succeed in a global society.

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Feel the warmth of SDSU beyond the sun.

We welcome you with open arms and we are here to support you and your family.

Invest in your student's future.

Measured by a combination of academic excellence, affordability and career prospects, SDSU was identified on the Princeton Review's "Best Value Colleges" list. Learn just how affordable this is for you.

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Prepare for the application process.

As your student prepares to apply to SDSU, define a game plan for the deadlines. Use these resources to plan accordingly.


Learn what the dates and deadlines are for this next year.

Visit SDSU

We offer a variety of in-person and virtual events for prospective and admitted students and their families.

Stay connected with us.

If you are a parent or guardian of a student that applied, the Office of Admissions will communicate information to parents or guardians using the email addresses provided on Cal State Apply if your student granted permission. Parent or guardian email addresses are not updated after the application is submitted. If you are a parent or guardian of a student that has not applied, please complete the Prospective Parent/Guardian Interest Form listed below.