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Fall 2021 Transfer Admitted Students

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

Are you a transfer ADT admit? Check out the California Promise.

Reserve your place in the fall 2021 class by submitting all of the following items to the SDSU 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 your offer of admission

    Log in to the SDSU WebPortal, select the Intent to Enroll link, review the steps and select Yes for attending, and submit the online Intent to Enroll $400 nonrefundable deposit in your SDSU WebPortal to accept your offer of admission. This deposit will apply toward your fall basic tuition and fees.

  • Request official transcripts from all colleges you attended including fall 2020 grades

    For colleges/universities that provide an option to send transcripts either electronically or by mail, electronic is preferred. Review the Transcripts web page for more information about ordering transcripts to send to SDSU.

    Official transcripts are required from all colleges you previously and/or currently attend even if you withdrew from the course(s) or the course(s) is not applicable to your degree.

  • Request official test scores for Advanced Placement (AP) exam(s) with scores of 3 or higher (if applicable)

    To request your AP test scores, write to the following address or call the AP Grade Reporting Service toll-free at (888) 225‑5427 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

    Call (888) 225-5427 or visit the AP Tests website for additional information.

  • Request official transcripts for International Baccalaureate (IB) (if applicable)

    To place a request to have your official IB test scores sent to SDSU electronically, visit the International Baccalaureate website or call (301) 202-3000.

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

    Your admission is based on self-reported information from your Cal State Apply and SDSU Supplemental Applications. Your application information will be verified upon review of your official transcript(s).

Due July 15, 2021

  • Request final official transcripts be sent to SDSU from all colleges attended as soon as spring 2021 grades are posted

    SDSU will only accept electronic transcripts from the schools listed on the Transcripts web page. Please ensure that you indicate this preference when making your request. For colleges that do not supply electronic transcripts, the school must send the transcripts directly to:

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

    Keep Your Grades Up

    Your admission may be rescinded for reasons such as the following:

    • Your GPA or course grades are lower than what you reported on the application
    • You miss any admission deadlines
    • You earn D or F grades
    • You misreported or did not complete a required course

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.


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.

All New Students Are Expected to Complete 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:
  • Receive essential academic planning and course registration assistance while you register for fall 2021 classes on your orientation date.*
  • Meet with assistant deans, advisors, and trained student Ambassadors.
  • Learn how to use SDSU's online registration system and other SDSU WebPortal services.
  • Explore career opportunities.
  • Find the answers you need to make your transition to SDSU successful.
  • Learn what it means to be a member of the SDSU community.

*You must complete the Pre-Orientation modules, submit all required transcripts on time, and have Basic Tuition and Fees paid to register for classes on your registered orientation date.

You can make your reservation online beginning on May 11, 2021 at 10 a.m. PDT. Specific details about New Student Orientation will be available on 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].

Things to do before attending New Student Orientation:
  • Request and submit final official transcripts be sent to SDSU from all colleges attended (if you haven't done so already).
  • Visit the How do I get my SDSUcard? website and follow the steps to obtain your SDSUcard. This is REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS.
  • Pay your basic tuition and fees before registration (review Step 5).
  • If you have a Financial Aid Fee Postponement, you do not need to pay fees before registration.

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.

Review the How to Pay Basic Tuition & Fees web page for more information.

New Student Orientation consists of online modules that will be sent to you before your registered orientation date, as well as live Zoom sessions with the assistant dean for your college, SDSU Ambassadors and other transfer students on your registered orientation date.

When you attend New Student Orientation during the summer you will have access to a preliminary degree evaluation with information about which degree requirements have been satisfied with your transfer courses. During orientation you will register for fall 2021 classes. You will not be allowed to register for classes until you have submitted all required transcripts and paid your basic tuition and fees.

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. Research shows that students of families who complete Parent and Family Orientation are more likely to earn a higher grade point average and persist in their academic pursuits.

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 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.

All students must meet specific immunization requirements. Log in to the HealtheConnect portal to upload your proof of immunizations and complete your Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment. Visit the Immunization Requirements website 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 your 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 you with obtaining or utilizing health care. You can meet with a Community Resource 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. You can also be connected with an Enrollment Specialist if you are looking to obtain health insurance or to better understand your options. To make an appointment call (619) 594-4133 or find out more on the Well-being & Health Promotion website.