Admissions

Confirm Mailing of I-20 Form

All international students must present evidence of funding to meet their financial obligations to attend SDSU. Your I-20 (document needed to obtain an F-1 student visa) will not be issued until the Financial Statement Form and proof of funds are received and approved by the Office of Admissions.

If you have not already done so, download and complete the Financial Statement Form. You must submit this form and supporting documents by email to intladmission@sdsu.edu or by mail to:

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

Students Living Outside of the United States

Your I-20 will be sent through express mail at your expense to guarantee delivery. You must use a credit card (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, or Discover, only) to pay for the express mail service.

Please follow these instructions to complete the process:

  1. Sign up on the University Express Mail Services website to have your I-20 sent to you. All communication regarding the mailing will be sent from the eShipGlobal service. On the website, create an account using your:
    • SDSU RedID number
    • your mailing address
    • email address
    • phone number
    • credit card information

    Please pay close attention to the information submitted. Errors in the credit card information or submitting an incorrect or incomplete address could delay the mailing of your I-20.

  2. Once you purchase the express mail service, the SDSU International Student Center will automatically be notified and will schedule a time for your I-20 to be mailed to you. As stated on the eShipGlobal website, you will receive your I-20 in five business days.

If you would like your I-20 mailed to an address in the United States, it can be mailed through the U.S. Postal Service and does not require express mail service. In this case, please send an email to the International Student Center at internationalstudents@mail.sdsu.edu with your request to send your I-20 to a U.S. address. In your email request, include your name, SDSU RedID, the U.S. address and the name of the person who lives at that address.

Students Attending a U.S. University or a U.S. Language School

If you are living in the United States and attending a U.S. school, your admission packet will be sent to your U.S. address. However, an SDSU I-20 can only be issued after your current school releases your SEVIS record to SDSU.

Please notify the International Student Adviser at your current school of your intent to attend SDSU. SDSU does not have a transfer-in form; therefore, your admission email should serve as evidence of your acceptance to SDSU. Your adviser must release your SEVIS record to San Diego State University (school code: SND214F00142000).

SDSU will issue you the new I-20 approximately five business days after the SEVIS release. The new I-20 will be sent to the U.S. mailing address you entered on your application at no expense to you. If you choose to have the I-20 mailed to your home country, you must use Express Mail at your expense to guarantee delivery. Credit card (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, or Discover, only) is the only form of payment accepted for the express mail service.

Please follow these instructions only for mailing outside the U.S.:

  1. Sign up on the University Express Mail Services website to have your I-20 sent to you. All communication regarding the mailing will be sent from the eShipGlobal service. On the website, create an account using your:
    • SDSU RedID number
    • your mailing address
    • email address
    • phone number
    • credit card information
  2. Once you purchase the express mail service, the SDSU International Student Center will automatically be notified and will schedule a time for your I-20 to be mailed to you. As stated on the eShipGlobal website, you will receive your I-20 in five business days.