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Fall 2020 Transfer Admitted Students

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Accept your offer of admission and reserve your place for fall 2020 by completing the Steps to Enroll. For your reference, a printable version of the Steps to Enroll is also available.

Reserve your place in the fall 2020 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, 2020

  • Accept your offer of admission

    Complete 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 2019 grades

    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.

    If your college(s) does not provide electronic transcripts, then your college(s) must send your transcript(s) directly to SDSU using the address listed below. For a transcript to be considered official, it must remain in its original sealed envelope. If opened, the transcript will no longer be valid. SDSU will not accept any transcripts delivered in person or handled by the student.

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

    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 June 30, 2020

Keep your grades up. Your spring grades could impact your admission status.
  • Request final official transcripts be sent to SDSU from all colleges attended as soon as spring 2020 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. 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.

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.

All undergraduates must demonstrate competency in writing skills at the upper division level as a requirement for the baccalaureate degree awarded by a California State University (CSU) campus. At San Diego State University, this graduation requirement is known as the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). SDSU uses a two-hour examination known as the Writing Placement Assessment (WPA) to assess writing competency. Your test score from the WPA will either satisfy the GWAR requirement or place you in the appropriate writing course(s) to fulfill the requirement.

If you are seeking a second bachelor's degree in nursing, you satisfied the GWAR with your first baccalaureate degree from a college/university accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting association. Therefore, you are exempt from taking the WPA.

If you are transferring from another CSU campus and you already fulfilled the GWAR in accordance to your former CSU's policy, then you satisfied the GWAR at SDSU. Therefore, you are exempt from taking the WPA.

If you are not exempt from taking the WPA, then you must take the WPA exam between the time your Intent to Enroll is complete and no later than the last WPA test date in October 2020. If you do not take the WPA prior to the last WPA test date in October 2020, you will not be allowed to register for spring 2021 classes or future terms at SDSU.

You are permitted to take the Writing Placement Assessment twice during the allowable timeframe. Plan accordingly so you will have the test results in time to register for a second attempt should you choose to do so. The testing fee is required each time you take the exam. You cannot opt out of taking the WPA and enroll in a writing class to take the place of the WPA.

Registering and Preparing for the WPA

Visit the Writing Placement Assessment (WPA) website to view exam dates and registration deadlines for exams being offered at SDSU. The WPA website offers test preparation information, scoring criteria, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Make a Plan

It's time to decide how you will finance your SDSU education. Take into account your overall cost of attendance, which includes basic tuition and fees, housing, transportation, books, and personal expenses. By combining grants, loans, scholarships, part-time employment, and savings, you can make this investment affordable.

However, this will take careful planning and not all students will qualify for grants. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships should you need help with planning on how to finance your education.

For the most up-to-date information regarding tuition and fees refer to the Student Account Services website.

Apply for Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid programs (grants, part-time jobs, and student loans) are awarded to students who apply and meet eligibility requirements.

To begin the financial aid application process:

  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Be sure to use the IRS data retrieval option when completing your FAFSA to reduce errors and list SDSU's federal school code (001151) on your FAFSA.
  • By March 2, California residents need to submit a GPA Verification Form to the California Student Aid Commission to be considered for a Cal Grant.

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 be covering the remaining cost.

Apply for External Scholarships

Organizations other than SDSU award countless scholarships each year. Students are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships as possible. Review External Scholarships and Scholarship Resources on the SDSU scholarships website to get started.

Guidelines for Financial Aid

Priority Deadlines

Financial aid applications are reviewed and aid is awarded throughout the year based on available funding. Some grant funds are limited so apply early and submit documents as soon as requested.

Email and AidLink

The SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships uses email and your AidLink account to communicate with you about documentation you need to submit to determine your award. Once awarded, you will be notified by email and you will be able to view your award through AidLink. We use the email address on record in your SDSU WebPortal account.

AidLink is our secure web-based, self-service system that enables you to keep informed about your financial aid and SDSU scholarship applications. Log in to AidLink to monitor your financial aid information and application status, download and print documents you need to submit, activate your student loans, and more.

Your Financial Aid Award and Disbursement

Log in to AidLink to view your Financial Aid Estimate. Disbursement of fall financial aid funds begins for enrolled and qualified applicants 7-10 days prior to the start of the fall semester. Check your Online Student Account and your designated bank account for transactions.

When your financial aid is disbursed, amounts due from Basic Tuition and Fees and housing will be deducted automatically from awarded aid. Student Account Services will send you an email and you may view the transactions in your student account.

All students must meet specific immunization requirements. Log in to the HealtheConnect portal to upload your proof of immunizations and 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.

Basic Tuition and Fees are due two weeks before your New Student Orientation date, which is the day that you will register for classes. Log in to your Online Student Account through the Student Account Services website and pay your basic tuition and fees. Students from outside California must pay their additional nonresident tuition before the first day of classes.

Things to do before attending New Student Orientation:

All New Students Are Expected to Attend Orientation

SDSU is committed to your academic success. Therefore, you are expected to attend New Student Orientation to help you learn the essentials for being a successful student.

Students who attend New Student Orientation* will:

  • Register for fall 2020 classes
  • Receive a preliminary degree evaluation showing how your classes will transfer to SDSU

*You must attend the full day program and have Basic Tuition and Fees paid to register for classes (approximately 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

Why You Must Attend

  • Receive essential academic planning and course registration assistance
  • Meet with assistant deans, faculty and trained student Ambassadors
  • Learn how to use SDSU's online registration system and other SDSU WebPortal services
  • Explore job and financial assistance 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

New Student Transfer Orientation is held in late July and early August. It is important that you register to attend orientation on a date when your specific major will be represented, so review the website carefully. Space is limited for each orientation program (to allow students to make connections). You can make your reservation online beginning on May 12, 2020 at 10 a.m. PST.

Specific details about New Student Orientation will be available on the Office of New Student and Parent Programs website in late April. For more information, call the Office of New Student and Parent Programs at (619) 594-1509.

Parent Orientation

Parent involvement plays a key role in the academic success of students during their college years. For this reason, SDSU sponsors a Parent Orientation program that runs concurrently with some of the New Student Orientation programs. After the welcome, students and parents are separated into different sessions. Research shows that students who bring parents to orientation are more likely to earn a higher grade point average and persist in their academic pursuits.

By attending orientation, parents 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
  • Meet faculty, staff and current students
  • Become members of the Aztec Parents Association

Parents attending 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.