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  • Welcome Fall 2020! August 7, 2020

    Welcome, Fall 2020 Semester at SDSU Students!

    We’re delighted that you’ve chosen to study with us here at Semester at SDSU.  Orientation begins at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 13th, 2020. Zoom link will be provided to you via email. Be sure to refer to our Calendar for all important upcoming dates.

    In order to better assist you and your process of getting started for the upcoming semester, we’ve put together a checklist for you to refer to.  At your convenience, please take the time to familiarize yourself with the things you’ll need to consider and organize before joining us here in San Diego.  You can of course contact us here at the ALI for any clarifications or questions you might have about this process.

    We look forward to seeing you soon here at SDSU!

    Semester at SDSU Pre-Arrival Checklist

  • Semester at SDSU Fall 2020 August 7, 2020

    Class Enrollment begins on August 18th at 9:00 a.m.

    Click here for Miffy’s Office Hours.

    Click here for instructions on how to add classes.

    Click here for instructions on how to use blackboard/webportal.

  • Important Reminder: Friday, August 28th August 7, 2020

    Dear Semester at SDSU Students:

    Friday, August 28th is the last day that you may add yourselves into open seats in SDSU classes.  Starting on August 29th, you can add yourselves to waitlists, but not into classes, even if there are open seats available.  Only professors can add students into classes beginning August 29th.

  • Full-Time Requirement and Extra Units August 7, 2020

    Reminder to all students:  To be in status with your F-1 visas, you must be enrolled full-time.  Full time is defined as 12 undergraduate units or 9 graduate units.

    There is a per-unit charge of $282 (undergraduate) and $342 (graduate) for any units above 12 undergraduate or 9 graduate.

    If you are enrolled in more than 12 undergraduate units or 9 graduate units after the schedule adjustment deadline of September 4th at 7:59 p.m. , you will have to pay for the additional units.

    Questions?  Please contact

  • DEADLINE: Friday, September 4th August 7, 2020

    Friday, September 4th at 7:59pm is the schedule adjustment deadline for the Fall 2020 semester at SDSU.  There can be no changes to schedules after 7:59 p.m. on Friday, September 4th.  Students will be charged for any extra units beyond 12 undergraduate or 9 graduate units that they are enrolled in.  The rate is $282 per undergraduate unit and $342 per graduate unit.

    Please make sure to remove yourselves from any waiting lists that you no longer wish to be on, and drop yourselves from any unwanted classes.

    Students enrolled in fewer than 12 undergraduate or 9 graduate units will be out of status with their F-1 student visas, and may need to return home.

    Questions?  Email

  • BAföG Forms August 7, 2020

    German students – you may begin turning your completed BAFoG forms to starting Monday, September 7th.  Please allow 5 working days for processing.  When your form is ready, it will be sent to you via email.

  • Parking Permit Information for Semester at Students August 7, 2020

    If you wish to purchase a parking permit for the Fall 2020 semester, the permit cost is $174. You will need the vehicle license number, make, and model to purchase one.

    You may purchase a semester a parking permit online with SDSU Parking Services, but you must have a credit card and a valid San Diego mailing address since the permit will be mailed to you. Students who do not yet have a local San Diego mailing address should speak with the ALI Front Desk for additional mailing instructions.

    If you wish to purchase the parking permit in person, the Parking Services Office is located in the Public Safety Building on campus. In Fall 2020, please call or email them to confirm their opening hours.


    Please contact the ALI if you need further assistance or have questions regarding purchasing a parking permit.


  • How to Order Your Official SDSU Transcript – Grades August 6, 2020

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    Verify that your grades are posted and accurate before ordering official transcripts. 
    (Grades appearing on Blackboard or Canvas are NOT official.)



    1. Login to SDSU WebPortal (if you need help, see “Can’t log in?”)
    2. Select “Unofficial Transcript” (NOT “My Grades”)
    3. When you have verified that your Unofficial Transcript is accurate, select “Official Transcript” in WebPortal
    4. Select your desired format: “Certified Electronic PDF” or “Hard Copy Paper”
    5. Select “Continue”
    6. Complete all fields and follow all instructions.

    Important Information

    • The fee for each official transcript is $10.
    • Ordering an official transcript before your grades are posted on WebPortal will result in a blank transcript.
    • Transcripts will be sent to the address or email address that you indicate. It is your responsibility to enter a complete and accurate address.
    • For electronic transcripts, check with your university to ensure they accept PDF documents.
    • All transcripts will say “Undergraduate Transcript.” Graduate classes are designated by a course level 600 and above. If needed, we can provide a letter stating you were enrolled as a graduate student.
    • You will receive a confirmation from the registrar’s office once your order has been sent.
    • Paper transcripts should arrive 6–8 weeks from the send date. If yours do not arrive, please email the Transcript Unit at

    Please note: You will not have Blackboard access after the semester ends. If you need documents from Blackboard, such as a course syllabus, we strongly advise that you download or print them now. It will be difficult and time-consuming to obtain these documents after the semester ends.



  • Safety Message from the Chief of Police, SDSU Police Department April 28, 2019

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    On behalf of the University Police Department, welcome to the new semester.  Your safety is our top priority.  We encourage you to review the following safety information and reminders.



    • Call 9-1-1 from your cell phone or any campus phone to report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency. “Blue Light” emergency phones are located throughout campus and can be used for reporting emergencies.
    • Call 619-594-1991 to report non-emergencies or to contact the police department.
    • Be aware of your surroundings and avoid distractions such as talking on your cell phone. Walk in groups whenever possible and report suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1.
    • Aztec Shield App is a free app for text and video reporting of crimes and other police-related issues.  You may download this app from your app store.
    • Secure your belongings by locking your doors and windows, including properly locking your bike and keeping valuables out of sight.
    • Free bicycle U-locks are available when you register your bike at the SDSU Police Department.
    • Do not leave valuables unattended such as backpacks, laptops or cellphones.
    • Use the Safety Escort Service available from dusk to dawn to and from on-campus locations by calling 619-594-6659.  The SDSU library shuttle also operates from the library to any on-campus location or parking area.
    • SDSU Alert is the primary way the campus communicates during emergencies.  You may register to receive emergency text messages at
    • Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

    The University Police Department is located at the intersection of 55th Street and Remington Road, across from the Aztec Recreation Center.

    The police department is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    The Parking Office and Key Issue Office are also housed in the University Police Department and operate during normal business hours.

    Emergency:            9-1-1
    Non-emergency:   619-594-1991
    Parking Office:       619-594-6671
    Escort Service:      619-594-6659

    Please visit our website for additional information at