Fall 2018 Freshman Admissions Calendar



  • February 9—SDSU 2018–19 scholarship applications due.
  • Accept your offer of admission by submitting your online Intent to Enroll $400 nonrefundable deposit as soon as possible.
  • If you haven't done so already, file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible at 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.




  • May 1—Deadline to accept your offer of admission by submitting your online Intent to Enroll $400 nonrefundable deposit, official transcripts (including fall grades), and official test scores.
  • May 4—Deadline to submit your Housing License Agreement and $375 nonrefundable initial payment for
    on-campus housing.
  • May 10New Student Orientation online reservation system will open at 10 a.m. Do not make travel arrangements before you have made a reservation for New Student Orientation.
  • Check AidLink to make sure you have submitted all requested financial aid documents.


  • Class registration information sent to new students.
  • Pay your basic tuition and fees as soon as possible.
  • Sign up online for Direct Deposit to receive the balance of your financial aid and scholarship awards after the funds pay university charges.
  • Request that your final high school and/or college transcripts (including spring grades and graduation date) and official test scores be sent to the SDSU Office of Admissions by July 15. Request personal copies for yourself to keep in an advising file.
  • EOP First Contact programs begin.
  • Make sure that you have made your New Student Orientation reservation.


  • July 15—All final official high school and/or college transcripts must be received by the SDSU Office of Admissions. If we do not receive your transcript by this date, an administrative hold will be placed on your University record and you will be unable to register for fall classes. This transcript is in addition to the transcripts you submitted with your Intent to Enroll.
  • July 24—Deadline to cancel Housing License Agreement.
  • Pay your basic tuition and fees in full and clear any holds listed on your SDSU WebPortal at least two weeks prior to attending New Student Orientation.
  • Activate your student loan(s) and request your Parent PLUS loan to receive funds when school begins.
  • Attend New Student Orientation on your registered date.