Veterans Center

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Veterans, Active Duty Military and Military Spouses

San Diego State University values its veterans, active duty military and dependent students. We will do everything in our means to assist you as you embark on an exciting academic career with us.

Who is a Transfer Student?

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

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

San Diego State University is not accepting applications for a second bachelor's degree except in Nursing.

Fall 2014 Admission

Applications for the fall 2014 semester and admission for upper division transfer students: The application period for the fall 2014 semester is October 1 until November 30, 2013 at www.csumentor.edu (note that you are applying to SDSU almost one year in advance of attendance). If you are active duty or a veteran and an upper division transfer student, you will receive additional consideration for admission. Subject to change, and at a minimum, you must meet the following criteria:

60 Units: Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units by the end of spring 2014. Transferable units are defined as course units that are applicable to a baccalaureate degree.
General Education: Complete a certified package of General Education courses, to include a grade of 'C' or higher in each of the "Golden Four" GE courses by the end of spring 2014, i.e. oral communication, written communication/composition, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning (math above the level of college intermediate algebra).
Major Preparation: To have the highest admission priority, veterans and military applicants should have completed all major preparation courses by the end of spring 2014. For more information visit Transfer Admission Planner or www.assist.org.
Grade Point Average: Meet and maintain the cumulative GPA required for your major.
Your GPA is based on all transferable units attempted.
Prior SDSU Coursework: If applicable, maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA for any SDSU Regular Session, Special Session, Open University or Cross Enrollment coursework. This is in addition to the cumulative GPA listed above.
Applying for the fall 2014 semester: SDSU will accept applications from October 1 through November 30, 2013 at www.csumentor.edu.
Late Application or Appeals: SDSU will accept late applications or appeals from active duty personnel, military spouses and veterans for fall 2014 after the application deadline if you meet the above criteria. SDSU will not accept late applications or appeals from majors in Athletic Training, Television, Film and New Media-Production, Nursing, Music, Dance, Theater Arts-Performance and Theatre-Design and Technology.

SDSU President's Military Admission Program

SDSU provides direct admission opportunities for highly qualified active duty military that will soon separate from the service. This program is for undergraduate admission only and includes slots for both the fall and spring semesters (note: Majors in Athletic Training, Television, Film and New Media-Production, Nursing, Music, Dance, and Theater Arts-Performance and Theatre-Design and Technology majors are not eligible for this program for spring admission).

For eligibility and application information:

Marine Corps: www.leadershipscholarprogram.com
Navy (for sailors assigned within Naval Installations, Southwest): Mr. William Garcia, Navy College, Naval Station San Diego at William.garcia6@navy.mil
Coast Guard (for Coast Guard personnel assigned within San Diego Sector): Mr. James Sampson, Education Office, Coast Guard Station Harbor Drive at james.c.sampson@uscg.mil

California State University (CSU) Special Admission Program (Military)

The CSU Chancellor's Office also has a special admission program for the fall semester and undergraduate admission only. There are five slots available for each of the 23 CSU campuses for a total of 115 slots. For more information about this program, contact your base Education Service Officer or the contacts above. Marines would apply through the Leadership Scholar Program.

Another way to get to SDSU

If you have few or no transferable units, we encourage you to attend a California community college to become eligible to apply as an upper-division transfer student in a future term. Counselors at any community college can assist you with an academic plan of General Education (GE) and major preparation courses.

SMART/AARTS/CCAF Transcript Units

Refer to the Academic Credit page under the Prospective Students > Getting In section of this website.

Other local university contacts

University of California, San Diego: Mr. Timothy Borch (858) 822-0348 or tborch@ucsd.edu
University of San Diego: Mr. Sean Green seangreen@sandiego.edu
California State University (CSU) San Marcos: Vicki Hernandez (760) 750-4808 or vhernand@csusm.edu

Other resources

SDSU Transfer Admission Planner (TAP): Determine SDSU course requirements in general education (GE) and your major, and determine potential equivalent or transferable courses from other colleges, universities or out-of-state institutions
Assist: Determine transferable classes in GE and your major if you have attended or are attending a California community college
California Virtual College: Determine available online courses from a clearinghouse of California community colleges
California Community Colleges