I Have Been Admitted

Fall 2019 Transfer Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admission to San Diego State University! Complete these steps to confirm your enrollment as an upper-division transfer, readmission or second bachelor's degree in nursing student.

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

Follow the Steps to Enroll

To accept your offer of admission and reserve your place for fall 2019, you must complete the seven Steps to Enroll. For your reference, a printable version of the Steps to Enroll are also available.

Parents of Admitted Students

For more information review the Steps to Enroll for admission deadlines and the future Aztec parents website.

Reserve your place in the fall 2019 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, 2019

  • Accept the offer of admission and submit your online Intent to Enroll

    Accept the offer of admission and submit the online Intent to Enroll $400 nonrefundable deposit in your SDSU WebPortal. This deposit will apply toward your fall basic tuition and fees.

  • Request official transcripts be sent to SDSU as soon as possible

    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. Please also include transcripts for all International Baccalaureate credit and Advanced Placement exam credit (if applicable). You must request official transcripts be sent directly to the SDSU Office of Admissions electronically or in a sealed envelope. 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. Request your transcripts as soon as grades are posted so that the transcripts will arrive by the deadline. Please keep in mind that it can take several weeks for a school to send a transcript once it is ordered.

    • Transcripts from all colleges you attended including fall 2018 grades

      SDSU will only accept electronic transcripts from the schools listed on the Transcripts webpage. 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

  • Send official test scores for Advanced Placement (AP) exam credit (if applicable)

    Advanced Placement exam score reports and passing scores are required in order to obtain college credit for the AP exam. Please provide your AP test results by the Intent to Enroll deadline. To obtain 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.

  • Send official test scores for International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores (if applicable)

    International Baccalaureate exam score reports and passing scores are required in order to obtain college credit for the IB exam. To place a request to have your official IB test scores sent to SDSU electronically and view additional information, 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

Due June 30, 2019

Keep your grades up. Your spring grades could impact your admission status.
  • Request final official transcripts be sent to SDSU from all colleges you attended including spring 2019 grades

    Your admission is based on self-reported information from your Cal State Apply and SDSU Supplemental Applications. Once you are provisionally admitted, we will verify this information against your official transcript(s). Please make sure to report accurate information.

    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

    SDSU will only accept electronic transcripts from the schools listed on the Transcripts webpage. 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

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. The test score from the WPA may either satisfy the GWAR requirement or place students 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 you are admitted and no later than the last WPA test date in October 2019. If you do not take the WPA prior to the last WPA test date in October 2019, you will not be allowed to register for spring 2020 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.

Test Dates

Visit the Testing Services website to view exam dates and registration deadlines for exams being offered at SDSU.

Test Score Information

  • Score 6: You will be required to take RWS 280 (or RWS 281 or Linguistics 281 if English is your second language) in the spring 2020 semester. The registration system will enforce this requirement. You will not be allowed to register until you are enrolled in the appropriate course. Once this course is completed, you will be required to take an approved upper division writing course prior to graduation.
  • Score 8: You will be required to complete an approved upper division writing course with a grade of C or higher prior to graduation.
  • Score 10: You will satisfy the statewide Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement and do not have to take a writing course, unless an upper division writing course is required by your major.

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.

San Diego State University provides federal and state financial aid (grants, part-time jobs, and student and parent loans), as well as private alternative loans and a variety of scholarships to eligible students. You will use AidLink, SDSU's online financial aid information system, to check the status of your SDSU financial aid and scholarship applications at any time.

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 SDSU Scholarships

A scholarship is free money that is usually awarded based on your achievements and qualifications. To be awarded, you must apply.

SDSU scholarships are competitive and each requires a separate application and essay. Some require additional application materials such as a letter of recommendation. Review each scholarship's application requirements carefully.

To begin the SDSU scholarship application process:

You are notified of your eligibility by late spring. Check AidLink regularly for your application and award status and the SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website for additional scholarship opportunities posted throughout the year.

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 and Scholarships

Priority Deadlines

Financial aid and scholarship 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. If you are registered for classes and your aid is available, payment toward university charges and direct deposit of funds to your designated bank account begins August 19. Direct deposit is the only method available to receive the balance of your financial aid and scholarship awards after paying university charges. To sign up for direct deposit and to view your university charges and payments, log in to your student account at the Student Account Services website.

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.

Residence Hall Payments and Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university will use your financial aid award (grants, loans, or scholarships), to pay any outstanding institutional charges, including housing fees. After you have paid the $375 nonrefundable initial payment due with your SDSU Housing License Agreement, the remaining amount of your semester's housing and meal charges will be deducted from your financial aid disbursement at the beginning of the semester.

If the amount of aid you receive is insufficient to cover all housing costs, you will be responsible for making payments with your own resources by each due date. Visit the Office of Housing Administration and Residential Education website for payment amounts and due dates.

If your award includes Direct Loans, keep in mind that the process to activate these loans (particularly parent loans) can take several weeks. Be sure to allow time for processing if you want to use the loan funds to make your housing payments.

All students must meet specific immunization requirements. Please visit the Student Health Services website for the latest information regarding immunization requirements.

Health Care Insurance

Medical care is an important part of taking care of one's own 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 students with obtaining or utilizing health care. Students can meet with a Community Resource Specialist in 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. Students can also be connected with an Enrollment Specialist if they are looking to obtain health insurance or to better understand their 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 a few weeks before your registration date. Students from outside California must pay their additional nonresident tuition before the first day of classes.

A registration notification will be sent to you in June, which will prompt you to go to My Registration in your SDSU WebPortal for your class registration date and fee payment information. Pay your fees by your fee payment deadline using the Student Account Services website in order to register on your assigned registration date. After your first semester, you are responsible for checking your SDSU WebPortal for this information.

Things to do before attending New Student Orientation:

If you are eligible for financial aid basic tuition and fee payment postponement, you may delay payment. You can determine your eligibility for financial aid fee payment postponement by accessing My Registration in your SDSU WebPortal account. When your financial aid is disbursed, amounts due for basic tuition and fees will be deducted automatically from the amount you receive. If your aid is unavailable or insufficient to cover all of your fees, you are responsible for paying your fees.

Any unpaid fees or additional fees incurred, due to lab fees or units added, will be billed to you after the schedule adjustment deadline. Student Account Services will send you an email directing you to the Student Account Services website so that you can download and pay your balance. It is a good idea to check your student account (select Online Student Account Services) every few weeks in case you do not receive an email. The Billing Statement Dates schedule is located on the Student Account Services website.

Costs of Attendance Note

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory system wide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory system wide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028-66028.6 of the Education Code)

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 2019 classes
  • Receive a preliminary degree evaluation showing how your classes will transfer to SDSU
  • Basic tuition and fees must be paid two weeks prior to your Orientation date.

*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 August. It is important you choose 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 9, 2019 at 10 a.m. PST.

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

What Last Year's Students Said About Orientation

The majority of students surveyed had an understanding of the requirements of their academic program.

After attending orientation, 95 percent have a better understanding of graduation requirements.

After completing last year's orientation program, 95 percent of the students who returned an evaluation would recommend attending orientation to future students.

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 will be 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

Ninety-seven percent of parents who completed a program evaluation recommended attending parent orientation to future Aztec parents. In addition, parents attending orientation automatically become members of the Aztec Parents Association for as long as their student is enrolled at SDSU.