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At SDSU, we are committed to creating educational opportunities that contribute to your intellectual development and equip you to succeed in a global society. Start exploring your academic journey today!

What type of student are you?

I am a:

  • Freshman

    You can apply to SDSU as a first-time freshman if you have:

    • Not yet graduated high school, but are on track to graduate with a high school diploma by spring 2021
    • Graduated high school, but have not taken college courses beyond the summer after graduation
  • Transfer Student

    If you have taken any college-level classes since the summer beyond your high school graduation, you are a transfer student. SDSU accepts transfer applications only from upper-division transfer or readmission applicants who will have completed 60 or more transferable semester (or 90 or more quarter) units by the end of spring 2021. SDSU accepts transfer applications only from upper-division transfer or readmission applicants who will have completed 60 or more transferable semester (or 90 or more quarter) units by:

    • the end of summer 2020 for spring 2021 admission or
    • the end of spring 2021 for fall 2021 admission

    We do not accept transfer applications from lower-division students with fewer than 60 transferable semester units.

  • International Freshman

    You can apply to SDSU as a first-time freshman if you have:

    • Not yet graduated high school, but will graduate with a high school diploma/certificate by spring 2021
    • Graduated high school, but have not taken any college courses after graduation.

    Note: If you have earned ANY college or university credit (international or domestic) after graduating from high school, you are considered a transfer student and must meet the CSU transfer admission requirements. SDSU is not accepting applications for a second bachelor's degree except in nursing.

    Transfer Student
    Download a international admissions handbook

  • Graduate Student

    You can apply to SDSU as a graduate student if you:

    • Have earned an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association
    • Will have earned an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association, in the term immediately prior to enrollment
  • Lifelong Learner

    Admission
    Though no formal admission procedures are required for most individual courses, students seeking to complete degree or certificate programs must meet admission requirements specific to their desired degree or certificate program.

    Registration
    You may register for SDSU Global Campus courses in person, via the Internet, by mail, and by telephone. Registrations that cannot be processed due to full classes, missing signatures or information, illegible registration forms, or payment discrepancies will be returned to you with a letter of explanation. You will not be registered in any classes until you re-submit your registration form. A $25 late fee and/or deadline penalties will apply if you do not meet registration deadlines.

    Full fee payment or credit card information must accompany the registration form. We accept cash, checks, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Visa. Make checks payable to SDSU. Any prerequisite listed in the course description must be completed prior to the beginning of the course. Advance registration is strongly recommended because it will assure you a place in class and is required for some classes.

How to Start

Five Steps

#1 Choose a Major

find your future

Explore our academic programs and choose a program of study. Review your degree requirements by visiting MyMap.

#2 Review Admission Criteria

get started

Read the selection criteria for freshman, transfer, international, graduate students or lifelong learners.

#3 Learn More About SDSU

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Sign up to receive personalized information about admissions - including important deadlines, updates - and student life at sdsu.edu/stayconnected.

#4 Gather Your Information

have your information ready

Make sure you have your unofficial transcripts, Social Security number, citizenship status, credit card, and annual income ready when applying. If you are applying to the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), then you also need your parent’s employment background and two recommendations.

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