Accepting Applications for the following Majors

With the launch of the Homeland Security program at SDSU Imperial Valley (HSEC-IV) in Fall 2021, opportunities to reach homeland security professionals in the border region of Imperial County now exist, as well as the prospect to conduct research on vital sustainability issues unique to the region.

SDSU Imperial Valley, in partnership with SDSU Global Campus, is proud to offer unique degree completion programs in both Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Child Development.

Career opportunities for nurses with advanced degrees are growing exponentially. The School of Nursing offers a graduate curriculum leading to the Master of Science (MS) degree in Nursing.

At the Division of Education (DOE), courses and assignments are designed following the idea that the quality of teaching and learning are enhanced when educators, students and parents work together to ensure exemplary practices, student achievement, and active involvement.

Admission and Registration





Freshman Admissions

Barbara Romero


Transfer Advisor

Francisco Peraza


Transfer Admission

Christina Piña


Teacher Credentials

Betty Wong


Masters in Nursing

Helina Hoyt

Masters in
Homeland Security

David Jancsics

B.S. in Business Administration

Precious Jordan-Tally

B.S. in Child Development

Mark Grzeskowiak


Freshman Program

The full-time Freshman Program at SDSU Imperial Valley is available to all students that wish to major in Criminal Justice,  Pschology, and Liberal Studies. The full-time Freshman program offers an accessible, affordable, high quality education with a clear path to earning a bachelor’s degree in four years. The purpose of the full-time freshman program is to provide students in the Imperial Valley an opportunity to partake in an enriched university experience. This program provides students with full access to the following services:

Freshman Program


November 30

Last Day to Apply


November Last Month to take the SAT/ACT
October 1
- March 2

Apply for financial aid at

Add SDSU's federal school code: 001151

February 28 Deadline to submit official high school transcripts with Fall grades and SAT/ACT Official Scores
Early February Deadline to apply for SDSU scholarships
March Admission decisions sent
May 1 Deadline to submit Intent to Enroll
June 30 Deadline to submit final official transcripts with Spring grades

All students must meet SDSU's admission criteria. No additional criteria is required.

All first-time freshmen applying must select one of the majors offered:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology
  • Liberal Studies

To Apply, Students Must:

  • Be a first-time freshman.
  • Complete, with a grade of C or higher, the pattern of college preparatory curriculum ("a-g" courses) by the end of spring.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0. This GPA is calculated based on grades earned on 10-12 grade "a-g" pattern courses only.
  • Take the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT Reasoning Test) and/or the American College Test (ACT)
    • SDSU's SAT code is 4682
    • If you list a CSU campus(es) as an SAT/ACT score report recipient, your scores will automatically be sent to all campuses to which you've applied.
    • You can also use the CSU system wide institution code (3594) on to ensure that all CSU campuses to which you apply receive your scores.
    • SDSU's ACT code is 0398
  • Meet the minimum Eligibility Index. The Eligibility Index is the combination of the student's high school grade point average and their SAT/ACT test scores.
  • The minimum CSU Eligibility Index required is:
    • 2950 using the SAT
    • 694 using the ACT
  • Submit an application

First-time freshman applicants must complete, with grades C or higher, the 15-unit comprehensive "a-g" pattern of college preparatory courses.


Social Science 2 years rquired, including one year of U.S. history and government.
English 4 years required. Literature and/or composition course are acceptable. Students may only use 1 year of ESL/ELD English.
Mathematics 3 years requierd (4 recommended). Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Other advanced courses that require algebra and geometry as prerequisites are also acceptable. Comptuer programming courses do not fulfill the math requirements. A fourth year of mathematics is highly recommended.
Laboratory Science 2 years required (3 recommened). Two units (equivalent to two years) of laboratory science are required (three units are strongly recommended), providing fundamental knowledge in two of the following: biology, chemistry, or physics. A year-long interdisciplinary, or integrated, or earth and space science course can meet one year of this requirement.
Foregin Language 2 years required (3 recommended). Two units equivalent to 2 years of the same language other than English.
Visual and Performing Arts 1 year required. Visual art, dance, drama/theatre or music. (Must be a year-long visual and performing arts course in a single area.)
Electives 1 year required. College preparatory courses selected from English, advanced mathematics, social studies, history, laboratory science, agriculture, and foreign language.




Transfer Students

Thank you for your interest in San Diego State University Imperial Valley. As a transfer student, you understand the importance of earning a bachelor’s degree and SDSU Imperial Valley is committed in helping you earn your degree in two years. As a student-centered university, we will provide you with personalized service along with the tools and guidance necessary to support you in accomplishing your academic goals. This transfer student guide provides detailed information about SDSU’s Imperial Valley admission requirements from a California Community College.

Transfer Student Guide


As a prospective transfer student from a California Community College, you may use the following four areas to complete the 60 semester (90) quarter units required for admission.

1. CSU-General Education Breadth coursework
Complete a minimum of 30 semester (45 quarter) units in the following areas:
Area A — English Language Communication and Critical Thinking Area B — Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
Area C — Arts and Humanities
Area D — Social Sciences
Area E — Lifelong Learning and Self-Development

2. Basic Skills Courses - The Golden Four

Complete the “Golden Four” courses with a grade of C- or better. These courses are part of the CSU General Education Breadth pattern listed above and are fulfilled by completing the following four areas within the CSU General Education Pattern:
A1: Oral Communication
A2: Written Communication
A3: Critical Thinking
B4: Mathematic/Quantitative Reasoning

3. Major Preparation coursework

It is important that you first select the major that you will pursue. The major selected will require that major specific courses be completed with a grade of C or better for admission to the major.

California Community Colleges require that students who pursue a Certificate, Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree complete specific courses for graduation for those specific certificates or degrees. Some of those courses may not fulfill major preparation requirements.

Please visit SDSU TAP for a list of transferable courses that meet SDSU preparation for the major.

4. CSU-Transferable Electives

Elective courses are those that count toward total transfer units needed for admission but are not used to fulfill lower-division admission, pre- major, general education, or graduation requirements. If you have not chosen a major, taking elective courses in different fields is a good
way to explore your career interests and aptitudes. Check your college catalog carefully to be sure these courses are transferable to the CSU for at least elective credit.

If you will have at least 60 semester or 90 quarter lower-division transferable units completed by the time you enter a CSU, you are considered an upper- division transfer applicant.
To be admitted to the California State University as an upper-division transfer (UDT) student, you must:
• be in good academic standing at last college or university attended, “good standing” means you are eligible to re-enroll at your last college or university;
• have earned an overall college GPA of a least 2.00; your GPA is calculated using all your transfer units attempted;
• have completed a minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter units of transferable coursework;
• have completed 10 lower-division general education courses (30 semester units or 45 quarter units) and four basic skills courses.


Step 1

Meet all Admission Requirements:
• 60 Semester Units/90 Quarter Units
• Complete Four Basic Skills Courses
• Minimum 2.00 GPA
• Good Standing At Last Institution Attended

Step 2 Apply online at www.calstate. edu/apply. Once admission application has been submitted SDSU Imperial Valley will contact you via mail or electronic correspondence in regards to the supplemental application process.
Step 3 Submit SDSU Supplemental Application and all official transcripts with fall and spring work in progress by Jan. 29 deadline.
Step 4 Retrieve your SDSU Red ID. To obtain your Red ID go to Next, activate your account through SDSU WebPortal at www. Check email for activation code and login to finalize the account.
Step 5 Check your admission status weekly through the SDSU WebPortal.