Admissions

Step 3—Submit Official High School Documents

The deadline to submit required documents will be indicated in your SDSU WebPortal. All official documents must be submitted in sealed (unopened) envelopes issued by your high school or the Ministry of Education. SDSU will not process transcripts received by email or in an opened envelope.

  • High School Transcripts
    You are required to submit official high school transcripts in sealed envelopes issued by the school or Ministry of Education to the SDSU Office of Admissions. Official transcripts or grade reports are required from all high schools attended and must include grades 9 through 12 or grades 10 through 12 depending on country. Review the Requirements by Country for country specific information.
  • High School Diploma
    If you have completed high school at the time of your application, you must submit a certified copy of your diploma or graduation certificate with your official transcripts. If you are in your final year of high school, you will be required to submit a certified copy of diploma or graduation certificate if admitted to SDSU.
  • English Translation
    If the transcript and diploma/graduation certificate are not issued in English, you must submit a certified literal English translation of each document, which must come directly from your high school or from a professional, certified translator in sealed envelopes. The translation must contain all information shown on the original language documents in the same format. SDSU recommends that you request more than one official transcript if a certified English translation is needed.

Guidelines for Submitting Official High School Documents

  1. Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the high school or Ministry of Education. Official transcripts are defined as documents submitted in sealed envelopes issued by the school or Ministry of Education. Envelopes should not be opened by the applicant. Transcripts that arrive opened will be considered unofficial and will not be reviewed for file completion. Transcripts submitted by email will not be accepted.
  2. Courses and grades (either domestic or international) listed on transcripts that are from a school other than the school issuing the transcript are considered third party and will be considered unofficial; therefore, applicants must submit official transcripts from each high school attended.
  3. If your school will not mail transcripts directly or if you prefer to mail the transcript yourself, you must place the sealed envelope (unopened) issued by the school inside another envelope and mail to the SDSU Office of Admissions.

Deadline to Submit High School Documents

The deadline to submit documents will be indicated in your WebPortal under "Admission Status." SDSU recommends that all documents are submitted to the university using a guaranteed delivery service, such as Federal Express or DHL, which allows you to confirm document delivery. Please retain all receipts and tracking numbers for your reference. Official documents should be submitted to:

Office of Admissions
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7455

Document Processing Time

Allow up to three weeks for processing AFTER documents have been delivered to SDSU. The status of documents and test scores will be updated in your student WebPortal AFTER they are evaluated by the Office of Admissions.