Admissions

Fall 2017 Freshman Applicants

SDSU receives thousands of applications during the filing period. Over the next few months, special attention will be given to reviewing each application. Initial admission decisions will be based on the information you reported on your application and the academic qualifications of the applicant pool. Notices of admission will be available in your WebPortal by mid-March 2017.

In the meantime, there are steps you can take to make sure you have a smooth admissions experience.

  1. Create your SDSU WebPortal account.
  2. Check your admission status periodically using the WebPortal and keep your email address updated.
  3. Review the Required Testing information for freshman applicants. The California State University (CSU) requires that all first-year freshmen fulfill the Entry-Level Mathematics (ELM) and English Placement Test (EPT) requirements. You must fulfill these testing requirements by May 6, 2017.
  4. Freshmen who are admitted to SDSU and have remediation needs in English and/or math will be required to enroll in remedial course(s) in summer prior to attending a CSU campus in the fall. Learn more about the mandatory Freshmen Academic Success Track (FAST) program. Freshmen who are admitted to FAST are required to take the ELM and EPT by May 6, 2017 or they will not be allowed to enroll at SDSU.
  5. Request an on-campus housing license agreement if you plan to apply for on-campus housing. To do so, go to the Admission Status section of your WebPortal account and request a Housing License Agreement.
  6. Note that admitted first-time freshmen from outside SDSU's local admission area will be required to live on campus. Students are in SDSU's local admission area if they graduate from a high school in San Diego County located south of state route 56 and extending eastward AND Imperial County high schools.

Keep Your Grades Up!

If you are admitted, courses you listed on your application as in progress or planned must be completed with grades of C or higher by the end of the spring 2017 term. You must also maintain your reported overall grade point average. If you earn a grade of D or F during your senior year, or if your grade point average drops below what was reported on your application, or if you misreported a required course, any offer of admission may be withdrawn.

Admission Criteria

For information about SDSU's freshman admission requirements, please review the freshmen admission criteria.

If you are denied admission, or if you miss an admission deadline, it is unlikely that our decision will be reversed on appeal. Learn about our appeals process.

Admission Status Check

  • Log in to WebPortal
  • Check your SDSU WebPortal for the latest information on your admission status.
  • Fall admission notices will be available by mid-March in your SDSU WebPortal.

No WebPortal account?

Use your RedID number to create an SDSU WebPortal account. Your RedID will be emailed to you within two weeks of applying to SDSU.