Advising and Evaluations, International Freshman Registration Guide

Step 4: Review Your Academic Plan (MyMap)

The Major Academic Plan (MyMap) is a tool designed to help you identify the courses you need to take each semester in order to graduate in four years. The courses are listed in a recommended sequence. Some of the courses listed may have a prerequisite, which may need to be met before you are eligible to enroll in the class.

During the International Student Orientation, you will have an opportunity to learn more about your program requirements. At this time, we are going to provide you with the information you need to register for the first semester only.

Let's Get Started and Identify Your First Semester Courses

Begin by logging into the SDSU WebPortal and selecting My Personal Map from the navigation on the left-hand side.

The next screen will show your MyMap, the recommended sequence of courses you must complete to graduate from SDSU. Although all four years are displaying, at this time you only need to focus on the left-hand column under First Year.

Screen shot of the MyMap for Sociology, zooming in on a sample of the fall semester courses.

GE Composition

The first class listed is either LING 94 or GE Composition. All students must complete Linguistics 94 (LING 94), Developmental Writing for International or Bilingual Students, or a GE Composition course in their first semester. The English Placement Test (EPT) requirement determines which course you will need to take. Your SDSU WebPortal will indicate if you are required to take the EPT.

SDSU WebPortal Indicates You Have NOT Met the EPT Requirement

If your SDSU WebPortal indicates that the EPT is required, you must register online at www.ets.org/csu for the August 24, 2017 test date. The exam fee is $20 USD, which is paid at the time of online registration. If you have not registered for this exam, register now.

You will be automatically enrolled in LING 94. If you score a 147 or higher on the EPT, you may adjust your schedule by substituting LING 94 with Linguistics 100 (LING 100), English Composition for International Students, a GE Composition course.

SDSU WebPortal Indicates You HAVE Met the EPT Requirement

You need to register for a GE Composition course (for example, LING 100).

Advisers will be available to further clarify this course requirement during New International Student Orientation.

GE Math/Major Prep

The second class listed may be a GE Math/Major Prep. The Entry-Level Mathematics (ELM) requirement determines which course you will need to take. Your SDSU WebPortal will indicate if you are required to take the ELM exam.

SDSU WebPortal Indicates You Have NOT Met the ELM Requirement

If your SDSU WebPortal indicates that the ELM is required, you must register online at www.ets.org/csu for the August 24, 2017 test date. The exam fee is $20 USD, which is paid at the time of online registration. If you have not registered for this exam, register now. Your ELM test score will determine which math course you need to take. You may need to enroll in a remedial math course, General Math Studies 90 (GMS 90), Fundamentals of Mathematics, or General Math Studies 91 (GMS 91), Intermediate Algebra, depending on your ELM test score.

SDSU WebPortal Indicates You HAVE Met the ELM Requirement

You need to register for a GE Math course. If your MAP lists Mathematics 124 (MATH 124), Calculus for the Life Sciences, or Mathematics 150 (MATH 150), Calculus I, you initially need to enroll in Mathematics 141 (MATH 141), Precalculus, and register for the Precalculus Assessment. If you pass the Precalculus Assessment, then you will substitute MATH 141 with MATH 124 or MATH 150.

Your major will determine which type of class is the next one listed on your MAP. If GE Physical Science/Lab/Major Prep is listed, please review the information listed under the GE Physical Science/Lab/Major Prep heading below. If it is not listed, then please proceed to the Remaining Courses Listed on Your MAP section below.

GE Physical Science/Lab/Major Prep

The third class listed may be a GE Physical Science/Lab/Major Prep. If your MAP lists Chemistry 200 (CHEM 200), General Chemistry, or Chemistry 202 (CHEM 202), General Chemistry for Engineers, you initially need to enroll in Chemistry 100 (CHEM 100), Introduction to General Chemistry with Laboratory, and register for the Chemistry Department Placement Exam. If your score is high enough on the Chemistry Department Placement Exam, then you will substitute CHEM 100 with CHEM 200 or CHEM 202. If your score on the Chemistry Department Placement Exam is not high enough, then you will remain enrolled in CHEM 100.