Admissions

Contact Us and Office Hours

Freshman and Transfer Applicants
Mailing Address:
Office of Admissions
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7455 *
Applicants from California:
Prospective Student Center
(619) 594-6336
(855) 594-6336 Toll Free
admissions@sdsu.edu

Applicants from other states:
Out-of-State Admissions
(619) 594-3983
(855) 594-3983 Toll Free
prospective@sdsu.edu
International Applicants:
Student Services West 1575
(619) 594-1847
intladmission@sdsu.edu
Graduate Applicants
Mailing Address:
Graduate Admissions
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7416 *
Applicants from the U.S.:
Prospective Student Center
(619) 594-6336
(855) 594-6336 Toll Free
admissions@sdsu.edu
International Applicants:
Student Services West 1575
(619) 594-1847
intladmission@sdsu.edu

* When you send us mail, please include the last four digits of the ZIP code to ensure your mail arrives directly to the Office of Admissions.

Office Hours

The Prospective Student Center is located in Student Services West, at the base of the clock tower. Our hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. PST, except for the following campus holidays.

Closed for holidays
Fall 2017
Sept. 4
Nov. 10
Nov. 23-24
Dec. 25-28
Spring 2018
Jan. 1
Jan. 15
March 30
 

Directions and Parking

Driving Directions to SDSU and Parking
From Interstate 8, exit at College Avenue and go south. San Diego State University will be on your right. Continue on College Avenue South through the Canyon Crest Drive/Alvarado Road stop light. Cross under two pedestrian bridges and turn left at your first opportunity. Parking 3 will be directly in front of you. You may park on levels one through five of P3. Purchase a $6 parking permit ahead of time on the Aztec Parking Portal website or from any of the yellow machines located on levels one, two, and three of the structure on the day of your visit for $2 per hour. Remember to leave it on your dashboard. It is recommended that you purchase a permit for three hours ($6) to cover the length of your visit.

Walking Directions from Parking 3
Your tour departs from the Prospective Student Center, the glass-enclosed office in the Student Services West building directly beneath the clock tower. After you park in P3, exit the parking structure and walk west toward the residence halls and the large arched bridge. Cross the bridge and walk through the courtyard of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. When you exit the courtyard, the Student Services West building will be on your right.

More Information
Find custom driving directions to SDSU Campus Parking—P3 with Google Maps. Consult Directions to SDSU and SDSU Parking Information as you plan your visit to campus. You can also print a campus map prior to your visit.

Hotels and Airport Shuttles

SDSU has arranged special discounts on airport shuttles and hotels.

Transportation in San Diego
There are multiple options for public transportation in San Diego, including the Metro Bus and Trolley, which have stops on campus. To learn more about San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System, visit www.sdmts.com. There you will also find an Online Trip Planner, which you can use to map your route to SDSU. If you are coming from the San Diego airport, visit www.san.org and click on "Transportation" to view available options.

For a 10-day weather forecast for the San Diego area, please visit weather.com.