Fall 2018 Steps to Apply
(October 1–November 30, 2017)
SDSU uses the California State University common admission application through the Cal State Apply website. A nonrefundable filing fee of $55 must be submitted with 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 SDSU WebPortal to access the application status check, class schedule, registration, transcripts, update official contact information, and complete the SDSU Supplemental application.
Supplemental Application (January 2018)
The online SDSU Supplemental Application is available in your SDSU WebPortal. All undergraduate upper division transfer and readmission applicants must complete this application for admission consideration. This step is not optional. Your admission to SDSU will be based on the information you provide on the online SDSU Supplemental Application, which will be available early January. The deadline to complete the supplemental application is January 22, 2018. Your admission is based on the information provided on both the Cal State Apply application and online SDSU Supplemental Application. Do not skip this very important step.
Admission decisions will begin in March. Check your admission status in your SDSU WebPortal.