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Transfer Credit

San Diego State University will accept courses from accredited colleges and universities that are designated as baccalaureate level at the institution where the work was completed. Some courses may be used to meet specific requirements in General Education or the major. Transferable courses that do not meet any specific requirement will be accepted as elective credits.

Evaluation of Courses

Students who need to submit transcripts for evaluation of courses taken outside SDSU must request official transcripts be sent directly to SDSU from the school. The Academic Advising Center will not accept hand-delivered transcripts.

Transcripts from the following schools MUST be sent electronically - be sure that you indicate this preference when making your request:

  • American River College
  • Bakersfield College
  • Butte College
  • California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Canada College (San Mateo County College District)
  • Cerritos College
  • Cerro Coso Community College
  • Chaffey College
  • College of San Mateo (San Mateo County College District)
  • College of the Canyons
  • College of the Sequoias
  • Cosumnes River College
  • Crafton Hills College
  • Cuesta College
  • Cuyamaca College
  • Cypress College
  • De Anza College
  • Evergreen Valley College
  • Folsom Lake College (Los Rios Community College District)
  • Foothills College
  • Fullerton College
  • Grossmont College
  • Imperial Valley College
  • Irvine Valley College
  • Lassen Community College
  • Long Beach City College
  • MiraCosta College
  • Moorpark College (Ventura County College District)
  • Mt. San Antonio College
  • Oxnard College (Ventura County College District)
  • Palomar College
  • Porterville College
  • Sacramento City College
  • Saddleback College
  • San Bernardino Valley College
  • San Diego Community College District
  • San Jose City College
  • Santa Ana College (Rancho Santiago Community College District)
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Santiago Canyon College (Rancho Santiago Community College District)
  • Shasta College
  • Sierra College
  • Skyline College (San Mateo County College District)
  • Southwestern College
  • University of Phoenix
  • Ventura College (Ventura County College District)

For colleges that do not supply electronic transcripts, the school should send the transcripts directly to:
Office of Admissions
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182-7455

Online Resources

Use the following online systems to show how transfer course credits can be used to meet SDSU General Education and major preparation course requirements.

  • The Transfer Admission Planner (TAP) includes course equivalency information for colleges and universities throughout the United States. You can also use TAP to identify any specific grade requirements for individual courses or combination of courses. TAP is updated annually to reflect the most current SDSU General Catalog information.
  • The ASSIST Web site is the official repository of articulation for California’s public colleges and universities.