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San Diego State University - 2016

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Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


Application fee - $55.00. Admission of freshmen are based on the "Eligibility Index" of applicants:
EI = 800 x GPA + SAT (Critical Reading + Math Score) or 200 x GPA + 10 x ACT

For fall 2016, the average high school grade point average was 3.85. The average SAT Reasoning Test total score was 1,174; the average ACT composite score was 27.

First-time freshman applicants must complete with letter grades of C- or higher, the 15-unit comprehensive pattern of college preparatory courses.
A) Social Science - 2 years required - Must include one year of U.S. History and Government
B) English - 4 years required - Acceptable courses must include substantial reading of classic/modern literature and writing of structured papers. Elective courses do not fulfill the English requirement
C) Mathematics - 3 years required; 4 recommended - Courses acceptable include Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and other advanced courses that require Algebra and Geometry as prerequisites. Computer programming courses do not fulfill the math requirement.
D) Laboratory Science - 2 years required; 3 recommended - Must include one year of biological science and one year of physical science. Both must have a laboratory component.
E) Foreign Language - 2 years required - Must be the same language (Subject to waiver for applicants demonstrating equivalent competence).
F) Visual and Performing Arts - 1 year required - Must be a year-long visual and performing arts course selected from visual art, dance, drama/theatre, or music. May complete two semester-long courses from the same discipline.
G) Electives - 1 year required - College preparatory courses selected from the areas listed above or other approved college preparatory a-g courses.


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