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Fall 2022 Steps to Enroll

Accept your offer of admission and reserve your place for fall 2022 by completing the Steps to Enroll.

Reserve your place in the fall 2022 class by submitting all of the following items to the SDSU Office of Admissions no later than the deadlines listed. 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, 2022

  1. 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.

  2. Request official transcripts from all colleges you attended including fall 2021 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.

  3. 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
    College Board

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

  4. 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

    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, 2022

  1. Request final official transcripts be sent to SDSU from all colleges attended as soon as spring 2022 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
  • As an admitted student, you will receive an email from [email protected] with instructions on how to activate your SDSUid account. Complete the steps in the email to activate your account. This account will be used to log in to multiple systems at SDSU for business and academic purposes.
  • After you submit your Intent to Enroll, you will receive information about your official SDSU Gmail email address. Future official communication from the university will be delivered to your official SDSU Gmail address after your Intent to Enroll is submitted.
  • More information about SDSUid is available on the SDSUid website.

To begin the financial aid application process, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Application as soon as possible. If you are eligible to complete the FAFSA, 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.

SDSU will receive your information electronically. Once your application has been received you’ll receive an email from the SDSU Financial Aid Office. You’ll be directed to log into your my.SDSU portal to check the status of your application.

It is very important that you check your my.SDSU account regularly for financial aid information. All outstanding documents or requests for additional information will be listed on your Tasks list.

Be sure you activate your SDSUid account. You will not be able to access your financial aid information without an SDSUid. Refer back to Step 2 for SDSUid activation instructions.

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.


Scholarships are available in the Aztec Scholarship portal during the application period, which takes place mid-spring to mid-August. Families should make financial arrangements to pay for university expenses in full. Scholarships are not guaranteed. Apply on the application portal, Aztec Scholarships during the application period.

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. Your basic tuition and fees will be due after you register for fall 2022 classes. An email notification will be sent to you with additional fee payment information. Review the Student Account Services website for more information.
  • 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. Review the Housing and Residential Education's Rates and Payments web page for more information about housing fees and SDSU Dining's Meal Plan web page for meal plan information.
  • 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 expenses and are paid as you purchase them.

Plan Your Finances Checklist

For the most up-to-date costs, review the 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 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. You will use my.SDSU to check your financial aid status. Review the Student Financial Center website for additional information.
  • Apply for Scholarships: Log in to the scholarship application portal, Aztec Scholarships, during the application period, which is mid-spring to mid-August, and apply for scholarships. Once students are admitted, complete their Intent to Enroll, and activate their SDSUID, they may log in to Aztec Scholarships during the application period.

Learn more about applying for financial aid by visiting the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

Immunization Requirements

All students must meet specific immunization requirements, including the university's COVID-19 requirement.

COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster – Due Prior to Your Orientation Date

Prior to attending New Student Orientation, incoming students must provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccine and booster. Log in to the HealtheConnect portal and upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster. You will not be able to register for fall 2022 courses during New Student Orientation if you have not met this requirement.

Remaining Non-COVID Immunizations – Due Prior to August 18, 2022

Provide proof of your remaining immunizations and complete your Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment prior to August 18, 2022. Review the Immunization Requirements web page ahead of time 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. Log in to the HealtheConnect portal and upload your proof of immunizations.

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 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. 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.

All new students are expected to attend New Student Orientation, which is offered in August for transfer students. There are several orientation programs to choose from; not all majors are represented on each orientation date. We advise you to not make any travel arrangements to San Diego until after you've registered for orientation.

During orientation you will register for fall 2022 classes. You will not be able to register for classes until you have submitted all required transcripts and have cleared any registration holds. Incoming students with questions about fall registration, academic advising and orientation should contact the New Student and Parent Programs Office at [email protected].

You can make your reservation online beginning on May 10, 2022 at 10 a.m. PDT. Specific details about New Student Orientation will be available 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.

Information about your basic tuition and fees will be available to you on the Money Matters web page on the Student Account Services website.

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.

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.

Keep your grades up!

Your admission may be rescinded for reasons such as 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, or you misreported or did not complete a required course

Learn how to submit and check the status of your transcripts.

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