If you are planning on applying to SDSU, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is November 30 and the fee for the application is $70.
Students who apply to SDSU for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than March 31.
Here's an overiew of some of SDSU's admissions stats.
|SDSU 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.8|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||24%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not considered|
These are the application deadlines for San Diego State University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||November 30||March 31|
SDSU does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult.
In 2022, SDSU waitlisted 6,917 students and 3,206 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 326 eventually received an admissions offer.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.
Curious about the factors that are considered by SDSU during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
Make sure to check with SDSU for more information on admission factors.
To apply to SDSU, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with SDSU's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to SDSU have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8. SDSU considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.
Out of all students that were admitted, 42% submitted a class rank. At SDSU 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 61% were in the top 25% and 91% were in the top 50%.
At San Diego State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||31.5%|
|3.50 and 3.74||19.6%|
|3.25 and 3.49||9.6%|
|3.00 and 3.24||4.1%|
|2.50 and 2.9||1.2%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.2%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to SDSU directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
SDSU does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
SDSU does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to SDSU.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is November 30. Applicants should hear back by March 31.
Transfer students can enroll in SDSU during the following terms:
• Fall Term
Can I defer my acceptance to SDSU?
❌ Students who are admitted to SDSU must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does SDSU accept transfer credits?
✅ SDSU accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. SDSU accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Excelsior College Examinations
Does SDSU accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ SDSU accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to SDSU?
✅ SDSU is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is SDSU's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for SDSU is 38%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at SDSU?
❌ SDSU does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into SDSU? SDSU is a somewhat selective institution. The SDSU acceptance rate is 38%. This means that the institution accepts 37 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SDSU is Nov 30.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SDSU is Nov 30.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At SDSU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.82. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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