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

AFTER you submit your Cal State Apply application, have your official transcript(s) sent to SDSU Graduate Admissions.  SDSU requires 1 official transcripts from all schools attended (except SDSU):

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 on the Steps to Apply webpage (Step 3).

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 of 80 iBT/ 550 PBT, must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Services (ETS) TOEFL using SDSU’s Institution Code 4682.

Additional test options accepted by SDSU are listed on this SDSU Admissions webpage under Step #5: Submit Proof of English Proficiency