Admissions

Step 2—Request Mailing of I-20

Once your SDSU Financial Statement Form and supporting documents are approved by the SDSU Office of Admissions, you will receive an email with instructions on receiving your I-20. The mailing process differs for students living outside the United States and students living in the U.S. attending a U.S. Institution. Please review the section below that applies to you.

+Students Living Outside of the United States

Students living outside of the United States can receive their I-20 by one of three options:

  1. Mailed to an address outside the U.S.
    1. Go to the University Express Mail Services website, select "Sign Up," and complete the student registration form.
    2. You will then receive an email with the subject line "UEMS-Activation." Open this email and click on the link to activate your eShipGlobal account.
    3. Once you activate your account, select "Student/Scholar Login" at the top of the page and login to your account.
    4. Click "Receive documents from your University" and type "San Diego State University" in the University Search.
    5. Complete "Step 1- Shipment Creation" and click "Continue." You will need to include your RedID number, mailing address, email address and phone number. Please make sure you have entered the correct address before submitting your order.
    6. Complete "Step 2- Carrier Selection, Cost and Transit Time." Select the desired service (DHL or Federal Express) and click "Continue." SDSU will pay for the cost of shipping once. Subsequent costs will not be paid by SDSU.
    7. SDSU International Admissions will be notified of your request and will schedule the shipping of your documents. You can track the delivery status of your I-20 by logging into your eShipGlobal account.
  2. Mailed to a U.S. address
    If you would like your I-20 mailed to an address in the United States (via the U.S. Postal Service), email your request to intladmission@sdsu.edu. Your email should include your full name, RedID number, and the U.S. address where you would like your documents mailed.
  3. Picked up in the SDSU International Admissions Office
    If you, a friend or family member want to pick up your I-20 at the SDSU International Admissions Office, email your request to intladmission@sdsu.edu. Your email should include your full name, RedID number, and the name of the person who will pick up your I-20. They must provide photo ID in order to receive your I-20.
+Students Attending a U.S. Institution

You must notify the International Student Adviser at your school that you have been admitted to SDSU and your SEVIS record will need to be transferred. Your offer of admission, emailed from the Dean of Graduate and Research Affairs, is your official notification of acceptance to SDSU. SDSU does not have a transfer-in form.

Students living in the U.S. can receive their I-20 by one of two options:

  1. Mailed to your U.S. address
    When you complete your program and your SEVIS record is transferred to SDSU, your I-20 will be sent to the U.S. mailing address listed in your WebPortal using the U.S. Postal Service.
  2. Picked up in the SDSU International Admissions Office
    If you, a friend or family member want to pick up your I-20 at the SDSU International Admissions Office, email your request to intladmission@sdsu.edu. Your email should include your full name, RedID number, and the name of the person who will pick up your I-20. They must provide photo ID in order to receive your I-20.