Fall 2017 Steps to Apply
(October 1–November 30, 2016)
SDSU uses the California State University common admission application through the Cal State Apply website. A nonrefundable filing fee of $55 must accompany your application. If you cannot apply online, contact the Office of Admissions to make special arrangements to apply electronically with campus assistance.
You must choose a major when you apply to SDSU. All majors are competitive, meaning every major has more applicants than available slots (the CSU calls this impaction). Transfer students are admitted based on their intended major for a bachelor's degree at SDSU. Therefore, you will not be able to change your major as an applicant or admitted student. You must report all transfer coursework from all institutions you have previously attended.
Set up your SDSU WebPortal. The SDSU WebPortal serves admission, enrollment, and registration needs across campus. Students use the WebPortal for application status check, class schedule and registration, transcripts, and to update official contact information.
Application (January 2017)
The supplemental application is available in your SDSU WebPortal. All undergraduate upper division transfer and readmission applicants must complete this supplemental application for admission consideration. This step is not optional. Your admission to SDSU will be based on the information you provide on the supplemental application. The supplemental application will be available early January and the deadline to complete the supplemental application is January 23, 2017. Your admission is based on the information provided on both the Cal State Apply and supplemental applications. Do not skip this very important step.
Admission decisions are made in March. Check your admission status in your SDSU WebPortal.