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Campus Specific Admission Practices Natha Kraft Manager, Prospective Student Center. Services and Activities. Financial Aid and Scholarships On-campus Housing Academics: Academic Advising Center, Study Abroad, EOP, University Honors Program
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Manager, Prospective Student Center
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Academics: Academic Advising Center, Study Abroad, EOP, University Honors Program
Health and Wellness: Student Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Disability Services
Student Involvement: Student Life and Leadership, Greek Life, Student Government, Athletics
New Student and Parent Programs: Orientation (students and parents), Welcome Week, New Student and Family Convocation, Aztec Nights, Family Weekend
61,800 Applications received
3,534 Freshmen enrollment spaces
2,624 Transfer enrollment spaces
3.78 Average High School GPA
1148 Average SAT (math and reasoning)
4172 Average CSU Eligibility Index
First-time freshmen applicants are admitted to the pre-major (including undeclared) in which they apply.
There is a limited number of enrollment slots in each pre-major.
Applicants will be ranked by their Eligibility Index, which is a combination of GPA and SAT/ACT test scores.
Students must complete the pattern of college preparatory curriculum ("a-g" courses) by the end of spring 2011.
First-time freshmen from outside the SDSU service area are required to live in on-campus residence halls their first year.
Students are in SDSU's service area if they graduate from a high school in San Diego County located south of state route 56 and extending eastward AND Imperial County high schools.
CSU Grade Point Average
All grades earned in the 15-unit college “a-g” preparatory pattern of approved courses taken in 10th -12th grades are used to calculate your grade point average.
Honors points for “A,” “B” and “C” grades will be awarded for a maximum of eight semester courses taken in 11th and 12th grades, including up to two IB or AP courses, or honors courses with 11th or 12th grade content taken in the 10th grade.
First-Time Freshmen Eligibility Index
The Eligibility Index is the combination of the high school grade point average and test score on either the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT.
The Eligibility Indexis calculated by multiplying the grade point average by 800 and adding the combined critical reading and math score on the SAT Reasoning Test.
For the ACT, multiply the grade point average by 200 and add ten times the composite score from the ACT.
SDSU does not include the writing scores from either tests in the computation of the Eligibility Index.
Fall admission is based on self-reported information and the major to which students apply.
Students cannot change their major during the application process.
Admission is provisional pending verification of the self-reported information on the application from official transcripts.
Admission will be rescinded if the GPA, test scores or course grades are lower than what is reported on the application.
Students must receive "C" or higher grades in all coursework taken during senior year or their admission will be rescinded.
Applicants receive the following notifications.
E-mail from SDSU within two weeks after CSUMentor application is filed. This e-mail contains their SDSU RedID that students will use to set up their SDSU WebPortal.
Students can check the status of their application in the “Admission Status” section of the SDSU WebPortal.
Applicants are encouraged to read the SDSU “I Have Applied” Web site for “next steps” in the admission process.
Admission and denial notifications – along with enrollment instructions – will be sent via hard copy letter in March.
October 1 to November 30, 2010 - Apply electronically at www.CSUMentor.edu
November 2010 – Last month to take the SAT/ACT for fall admission.
January 1 - March 2, 2011 - File FAFSA (financial aid application)
Early February 2011 – First deadline to apply for SDSU scholarships
March 2011 – Admission decisions sent
March 19, 2011 – Explore SDSU Open House
May 2, 2011 – Deadline to submit Intent to Enroll $400 deposit, official transcripts and test scores
May 2, 2011 – Deadline to submit housing license agreement and $800 initial payment (for student required to live on campus)
May 3, 2011 – Second deadline to apply for SDSU scholarships
July 15, 2011 – Deadline to submit final transcripts with spring 2011 grades
Due to the number of applications SDSU receives, it is unlikely an appeal will be granted. However, SDSU will accept appeals, especially for extreme circumstances.
If a student thinks their situation qualifies for an admissions appeal, a letter from the student and any supporting documentation should be sent to the following address:
University Admission Appeals Committee
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7455
Students will be notified in writing of the appeal decision.
Costs of Undergraduate Attendance – 2010/11*
Registration Fees $5,206*
Books and Supplies $1,638
On-campus Housing and Food $11,485
Miscellaneous Costs $2.657
Total Costs $22,306
Non-California residents pay tuition of $372 per unit in addition to these fees.
*As of August 2010
Office of Admissions / Prospective Student Center
Students: (619) 594-6336
Counselors: (619) 594-6966*
*This is a counselor line only. Thank you for not giving this number to students.