The timeline is for first-year and transfer applicants.

If you will be applying as a graduate student, please review the Graduate I Want to Apply web page. If you are an applicant who will study in the U.S. on an F-1 Visa, review the International Graduate I Want to Apply web page. Deadlines also differ by program, so be sure to review the individual graduate program for details.


Office Closures

Due to campus holidays, this office will be closed on the following dates:

  • 2024: January 1, January 15, April 1, May 27, June 19, July 4, September 2, November 11, November 28–29, December 24–27
  • 2025: January 1, January 20, March 31, May 26, June 19, July 4, September 1, November 11, November 27–28, December 23–26

*Dates are subject to change.

Fall 2024

First-year and Transfer Applicants

October 1-November 30

Apply online through Cal State Apply.

December 31-May 2

Apply for financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

January 5-31

Transfer applicants update course information and submit the mandatory Academic History Update on the Cal State Apply website.


Admission decisions are emailed to students and the Housing License Agreement is available.

April 13

Attend Explore SDSU Admitted Student Day.

May 15* (Intent to Enroll deadline)

Deadline to submit the following items:

  1. Intent to Enroll nonrefundable $400 deposit
  2. Official transcripts
  3. Test scores
  4. Housing License Agreement and nonrefundable $375 initial payment (if applicable)

May 20

First-year deadline to complete the Student Success Pathway Preference form.

June 30

Transfer deadline to submit final college transcripts, including spring grades.

July 15

First-year deadline to submit final official high school and college transcript(s), including spring grades.

Deadline to provide proof of immunizations and complete the Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment.


New Student Orientation.

August 19

Fall semester begins.

August 22-23

Move-in for first-year students.

August 22-31

Welcome Week.

August 24

New Student and Family Convocation.

August 26

Classes begin.

*The California State University (CSU) extended the Intent to Enroll deadline for fall 2024, in response to the further delays in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) processing announced by the U.S. Department of Education. This extension applies to SDSU.