Spring Steps to Apply

Spring 2021 Transfer Admission

San Diego State University is accepting applications for select majors from upper-division transfer students between August 1 and 31 for admission the following spring.

Cal State Apply Application Checklist

Plan ahead and apply early. Have the following items on hand before you begin your application:

  • Unofficial transcripts. You'll be asked to enter all courses you've completed, those currently in progress, and any you plan to take.
  • Your Social Security Number, if you have one.
  • Your citizenship status.
  • Credit card. Application fees are due at the time of submission and are paid by credit card.
  • Annual income. If you are a dependent, then use your parents income. If you are independent, then use your income.
  • CCCID and Campus ID. Required for ADT applicants from a California community college. These numbers should be printed on your transcript.
  • Your parent's employment background and two recommendations. This applies only if you are applying to the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).

How to Apply

SDSU uses the California State University common admission application through the Cal State Apply website. A nonrefundable filing fee of $70 must accompany your application. If you cannot apply online, contact the Office of Admissions to make special arrangements to apply electronically with campus assistance.

You must choose a major when you apply to SDSU. All majors are competitive, meaning every major has more applicants than available slots (the CSU calls this impaction). Transfer students are admitted based on their intended major for a bachelor's degree at SDSU. Therefore, you will not be able to change your major as an applicant or admitted student. You must report all transfer coursework from all institutions you have previously attended.

Admission decisions for spring 2021 will be based on self-reported information collected from your Cal State Apply application. If you are admitted, then you must request official transcripts from all colleges you attended including grades through summer 2020 and fall 2020 classes in progress, if applicable. 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.

Within two weeks of submitting your Cal State Apply application, you will receive an email from San Diego State University that includes your RedID number, which is your SDSU student identification number. You will use this number to create your SDSU WebPortal account and in the future, you will use this number to log in to your SDSU WebPortal account to check the status of your application.

Create SDSU WebPortal Account

Guidelines for Creating an SDSU WebPortal Account

  1. You must have a valid email address to create your SDSU WebPortal account.
  2. Check your spam and junk email folders to ensure your privacy settings are not preventing you from receiving email from SDSU. Your email privacy settings should be adjusted to receive SDSU emails.
  3. You will be asked to enter your Social Security Number (SSN) to create your SDSU WebPortal account. If you do not have a SSN or if you did not report your SSN on the application, enter your RedID number in this field instead.
  4. If you need additional assistance activating your SDSU WebPortal account, please contact the SDSU Office of the Registrar at [email protected].

Admission decisions will begin in September 2020. Check your admission status in your SDSU WebPortal account.