Transfer Credit

San Diego State University will accept courses from accredited colleges and universities that are designated as baccalaureate level at the institution where the work was completed. Some courses may be used to meet specific requirements in General Education or the major. Transferable courses that do not meet any specific requirement will be accepted as elective credits.

Evaluation of Courses

Students who need to submit transcripts for evaluation of courses taken outside SDSU must request official transcripts be sent directly to SDSU from the school. The Academic Advising Center will not accept hand-delivered transcripts. 

SDSU will accept only electronic transcripts from the schools listed on the Transcripts page. Please ensure that you indicate this preference when making your request.

For colleges that do not supply electronic transcripts, the school should send the transcripts directly to:
Office of Admissions
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182-7455

Online Resources

Use the following online systems to show how transfer course credits can be used to meet SDSU General Education and major preparation course requirements.

  • The Transfer Admission Planner (TAP) includes course equivalency information for colleges and universities throughout the United States. You can also use TAP to identify any specific grade requirements for individual courses or combination of courses. TAP is updated annually to reflect the most current SDSU General Catalog information.
  • The ASSIST Web site is the official repository of articulation for California’s public colleges and universities.