Admissions

Step 9—Prepare for Your Arrival

You should plan to arrive in San Diego no later than August 20 if you are living in the residence halls. Listed below are steps you need to complete before arriving to San Diego.

+Check the SDSU WebPortal

Check the SDSU WebPortal to determine the status of:

  • Your final official transcript. If required, submit the final official transcript in a sealed envelope issued by the institution attended or Ministry of Education. Original language and literal English translation must be provided for all transcripts not officially issued in English.
  • Your certified copy of graduate certificate/diploma. If required, submit a certified copy of graduate certificate/diploma in a sealed envelope issued by the institution attended or Ministry of Education. Original language and literal English translation must be provided for all records not officially issued in English.
+Register for New International Student Orientation

You are required to register online to attend the mandatory New International Student Orientation. New International Student Orientation will provide you with important information on academic advising, immigration advising and the many campus resources available to support your success both academically and personally at SDSU. You may begin to register for orientation on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 10 a.m. PST.

For questions about the New International Student Orientation, contact the Office of New Student and Parent Programs by email at orientation@mail.sdsu.edu or by phone at (619) 594-1509.

+Submit Housing Early Arrival Form

International Freshmen living in on-campus housing must submit the Early Arrival Form in order to move into the residence hall on Sunday, August 20, in time for new student orientation. In July, the Early Arrival application will be available in your Housing Portal, after housing assignments are released.

+Submit Health Insurance and Proof of Immunizations
  • Health Insurance

    San Diego State University requires all enrolled international students to have adequate health insurance. Health care in the U.S. is costly and the health insurance requirement protects international students in the case of illness or injury, guaranteeing students affordable access to the U.S. health care system. For more information on purchasing health insurance, visit the International Student Center website. This requirement needs to be completed before your first day of classes.

  • Immunization Requirements

    SDSU requires vaccinations for measles, and rubella. You must provide proof of immunizations or have them administered by SDSU Student Health Services upon arrival.

    All students must meet specific immunization requirements. You must show medical documentation or laboratory evidence as proof of immunity to Student Health Services. If you do not provide proof of immunizations during your first semester at SDSU, you will not be allowed to register for classes the following semester. When mailing or faxing medical documentation, include your RedID number, phone number, and address.

    Students may also receive vaccines at Student Health Services, which provides a full range of medical services for students. For additional information, call (619) 594-7339 or visit the Student Health Services website.

    Student Health Services
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182-4701
    USA
    Fax (619) 594-7469

  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)—Required for All Students

    Two MMR immunizations are required for all new and readmitted students born on or after January 1, 1957. Requirements may alternatively be satisfied by providing the results of a blood test (titer) showing immunity to measles and rubella.

    The requirement must be met during your first semester at SDSU, or an immunization hold (I-Hold) will be placed on your registration for the second semester of classes.

    When providing medical documents, always include your RedID number, phone number, and address with the document.

    You may also receive vaccines at Student Health Services, which provides a full range of medical services for students. For information, visit the Student Health Services website.

    Student Health Services
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182-4701

    Phone (619) 594-4325, then press 6

  • Meningococcal Disease—Recommended

    Although immunization against this infection is not a requirement, all entering freshmen, particularly those living in residence halls, are recommended to consider vaccination. One vaccine is fairly effective against the majority of the strains (serogroups A, C, W,& Y) of this bacterium, but unfortunately its immunity effect declines over a few years. A second "booster" dose is recommended between the ages of 16 to 18 for those students who received their first vaccination at age 15 or younger. A different vaccine, effective against meningococcal serogroup B, is recommended routinely for certain high risk individuals age 10 or older, but may be administered to 16- to 23-year-olds (preferably at ages 16 to 18). As the risk of becoming infected with meningococcus declines with age, there is less of a reason to immunize older students, although they may do so if they desire, especially if they plan to travel to certain areas of Africa. The meningococcal vaccines are available at Student Health Services for a fee or you may discuss vaccination with your physician.

+Complete the Immigration Pre-Arrival Form