Admissions

Fall 2014 International Admission Criteria

San Diego State University accepts freshman and transfer international applications each year between October 1, 2013 and May 1, 2014 for admission for the following fall. An international student is an individual planning to attend a U.S. institution on either an F-1 or J-1 student visa. International students who are attending a U.S. high school must apply by November 30, 2013. Get started by reviewing the admission criteria below.

Who is an International Freshman?

You can apply to SDSU as an international first-time freshman if you have:

  • Not yet graduated high school
  • Graduated high school, but not taken college courses since the summer after graduation

Note that as a first-time freshman, you are required to live in on-campus housing for your first year if you are from outside SDSU's local admission area or are a participant in the University Honors Program.

Who is an International Transfer Student?

If you have taken any college-level classes since the summer beyond your high school graduation, you are an international transfer student.

International transfer students who are attending a U.S. college or university must apply by November 30, 2013.

SDSU accepts transfer applications only from upper-division transfer or readmission applicants who will have completed 60 or more transferable semester units by the end of spring 2014. We do not accept transfer applications from lower-division students with fewer than 60 transferable semester units.

San Diego State University accepts applications for second bachelor's degrees ONLY for the Nursing major.

Who is an International Graduate Student?

You may apply to San Diego State University for Graduate or Post-baccalaureate study if you hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or one approved by the Ministry of Education in your host country.

To be considered for admission to SDSU, international graduate applicants must meet the minimum CSU eligibility requirements and SDSU requirements listed in the Graduate Bulletin as well as the requirements for the specific degree or credential program they are applying to.