Admissions

How and When to Apply

When to Apply

We accept undergraduate applications for fall admission during the October 1 to November 30 filing period. We do not accept undergraduate applications for spring admission.

How to Apply

SDSU uses the Cal State Apply application through the Cal State Apply website. A nonrefundable filing fee of $55 must be paid at the time of your application. If you cannot apply online, contact the Office of Admissions to make special arrangements to apply electronically with campus assistance.

  • Submit the Cal State Apply application and $55 fee during the October 1–November 30 filing period.
  • Take the SAT or ACT by the November test date and request the electronic scores be sent to SDSU.
  • Music majors: You must meet the CSU admissions requirement and successfully pass an audition, which are scheduled in January/February, for admission to the major and the university.
  • Dance majors: You must meet the CSU admissions requirement and successfully pass an audition,which are scheduled in January/February, for admission to the major and the university.
  • Theatre Arts–Performance Acting and Musical Theatre major: You must meet the CSU admissions requirement and successfully pass an audition, which are scheduled in January/February, for admission to the major and the university.
  • Nursing Major: You must meet the CSU admissions requirement and you will be ranked for admission with other Nursing applicants by college preparatory courses GPA and SAT evidence-based reading and writing or ACT English and SAT or ACT mathematics. You must also earn a B or better grade in high school intermediate algebra, biology and chemistry with lab courses. If AP or IB level courses were taken in these areas, you must earn a B or better grade in the course.
  • Admission decisions are initially based on self-reported data on the application, so we do not need your transcripts until after you are admitted. You must provide complete and accurate information on your application, such as high school GPA, course titles and grades. Transcripts will be used to verify your self-reported information and any misreporting will jeopardize your admission status.

Cal State Apply Freshman Student Application Guide

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 report your parents income. If you are independent, then report your income.
  • Your parent's employment background and two recommendations. This applies only if you are applying to the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).