International Freshman Registration Guide

Step 4: Identify Your First Semester Courses

Identifying your first semester courses is a two step process:

Log in to the SDSU WebPortal and select My Personal Map from the menu.

The map for your major, which is the recommended sequence of courses you must complete to graduate from SDSU, will be displayed.

Example of MyMap for a Business Administration major.

This is an example of a map for the business major. Your first semester courses are identified on the left-hand column under First Year. Some of the courses listed may have a prerequisite, which may need to be met before you are eligible to enroll in the class.

GE Composition

All students are required to complete GE Composition within their first year at SDSU. Your placement into these courses relies on your high school GPA, SAT or ACT scores, if available. If these measures are not available, you will be placed into a Composition support course in your first semester.

GE Mathematics/Major Prep

All students are required to complete GE Mathematics within their first year at SDSU. Your placement into GE Math relies on your high school GPA, SAT or ACT scores, if available. If these scores are NOT available, you will be required to take the SDSU Mathematics Placement Assessment in August 2018.

The score you receive on the Mathematics Placement Assessment determines what GE math course(s) you will need to complete for your degree. Taking the Mathematics Placement Assessment in August 2018 will allow you time to adjust your schedule for your required GE math course, if necessary, before the deadline to add or drop classes which is September 10, 2018. SDSU encourages you to begin the Mathematics Placement Assessment as soon as possible. This will allow you to prepare for the proctored assessment in August 2018 on campus. Please visit the Testing Services website to register for the Mathematics Placement Assessment in preparation of your arrival to SDSU.

If you do not complete the Mathematics Placement Assessment in the required time frame, you will not be eligible to enroll for your spring 2019 courses.

If you are a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) major and 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 105 (MATH 105), College Algebra, and register for the Mathematics Placement Assessment. Based on your score on the Mathematics Placement Assessment, you may substitute MATH 105 with MATH 124, 141 or MATH 150.

If you are a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) major and 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 on the Testing Services website. 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.

Proceed to reviewing the remaining requirements/courses listed on your MAP.