How to Submit Test Scores and Transcripts

On this page: Find instructions on how to submit your official test scores and transcripts along with your application, as well as how to register for the Graduate Record Exam and TOEFL.

Submitting Your Transcripts

Note: If you attended SDSU as an undergraduate student, then we do NOT require official transcripts from SDSU. We have access to this information.

  • To check the status of your transcripts and test scores,  see SDSU WebPortal.

Transcripts must be sent by the institution

Have your official test scores and transcripts sent to SDSU Graduate Admissions:

Via email
When requesting an electronic transcript, you can choose San Diego State University on the selection menu or have them emailed to:  [email protected].

  • SDSU will not accept transcripts emailed from students.
  • SDSU accepts electronic transcripts in PDF or EDI format.

Via mail
Have mailed transcripts sent to SDSU Graduate Admissions:

Graduate Admissions
SDSU - Enrollment Services
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182-7416

Information on submitting transcripts can also be found at: http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/admissions/grad/apply/step3.html

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE)


All students applying to a graduate degree at SDSU must take the Revised General GRE exam. (Note: If you are not applying for a graduate degree, you ARE NOT REQUIRED to take the GRE or submit GRE scores with your program application.)

GRE scores must be sent directly from Educational Testing Services (ETS) using SDSU’s Institution Code 4682.

Note that SDSU requires that all sections (verbal, quantitative, analytical writing) of the GRE be completed.

How to register for the GRE

To register for the exam, contact one of the following:

Note: GRE scores may be waived for those who hold a master's from an accredited university. Check with SDSU Graduate Admissions

GRE resources

 The TOEFL Exam

If you earned your degree in a country where English is not the primary language, then you will likely be required to take the TOEFL exam. TOEFL official scores, that are not more than 2 years old and have a minimum score of 100 (required by the program), must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Services (ETS) using SDSU’s Institution Code 4682.