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San Diego State University Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

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This is the complete guide for transferring to San Diego State University. We suggest you read until the end...

I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

At San Diego State University, 38.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

To read about regular admission requirements for San Diego State University, click here

What are the transfer requirements for San Diego State University?

San Diego State University requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

Admission Item Required?
High School Transcript Recommended of Some
College Transcript Required of All
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
Interview Not Required
Standardized Test Scores Recommended of Some
Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Not Required

In addition to the above requirements, San Diego State University also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

San Diego State University requires a minimum of 60 credits.

What are San Diego State University’s Transfer Deadlines?

Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down San Diego State University transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

Closing Date Reported Deadline
Fall Transfer Deadline November 30
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline -
Summer Transfer Deadline -

Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

When are decision dates for San Diego State University transfer applicants?

If you applied to transfer to San Diego State University on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

Deadline Notification Dates
Fall Transfer Deadline in March
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline -
Summer Transfer Deadline -

Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

What is San Diego State University’s transfer acceptance rate?

In 2019, San Diego State University received 25350 transfer applicants.

The school accepted 5046 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for San Diego State University is 19.91%.

This indicates how hard it is to transfer into San Diego State University...

Additionally, of the 5046 accepted transfer students, 3437 students enrolled - that means the yield was 68.11%.

San Diego State University accepts 20 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

What are the San Diego State University transfer GPA requirements?

San Diego State University requires a minimum college GPA of 0.00 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

Will you enjoy transferring to San Diego State University?

There are a lot of reasons to transfer to San Diego State University. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

Or perhaps you’re drawn to San Diego...

Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

Finding success at San Diego State University is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

If you’re considering transferring to San Diego State University then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

Final Verdict: How to transfer into San Diego State University

Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the San Diego State University website for more info.
San Diego State University accepts 19.91% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

To have a shot at transferring into San Diego State University, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.7 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.85. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of San Diego State University students.

25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
SAT Math 510 620 565
SAT Reading 490 600 545
2018 Total SAT Score 1000 1220 1110
25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
ACT Math 23 - 23
ACT Reading 22 28 25
2018 Total ACT Score 45 28 36

San Diego State University’s average SAT score is 1110. To be a competitive applicant for San Diego State University your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

If you’re considering transferring to San Diego State University, you may also want to consider the schools:

Transfering to California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Transfering to California State University-Northridge