How to Submit Test Scores and Transcripts
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:
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.
Have mailed transcripts sent to SDSU 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)
GRE Requirement Suspended for Spring and Fall 2021
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, SDSU has suspended the requirement that applicants for graduate study submit GRE scores for the Spring and Fall 2021 admissions cycle. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact the program advisor.
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:
- Thomson Prometric Testing Service at 800-473-2255
- SDSU Testing Services Office at 619-594-0968
(A computer-based version of the exam is offered Monday through Saturday.)
Note: GRE scores may be waived for those who hold a master's from an accredited university. Check with SDSU Graduate Admissions.
- GRE test registration
- GRE official preparation materials
- GRE prep books available at Amazon
- Free sample GRE exams
- GRE Test Prep Courses
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) TOEFL using SDSU’s Institution Code 4682.