Step 1—Complete the Cal State Apply Application

Complete the Cal State Apply online application with the $55 USD nonrefundable application fee. Submit the online application with the nonrefundable $55 USD application fee before submitting any other documents. Your application to San Diego State University cannot be submitted unless the $55 application fee is paid.

Guidelines for Completing the Cal State Apply Application

  1. The name on your Cal State Apply application should match the name as it appears on your passport.
  2. Date of birth must be written in Month/Day/Year format (mm/dd/yyyy).
  3. You are required to select an intended major/program of study. Undeclared is not an option.
  4. If you are applying to the International Business major, then you must select a language emphasis that is not your native language.
  5. After you submit your application you will receive an email confirmation.
  6. Do not submit transcripts or test scores prior to submitting the online application.