No, applications to the online program for a second bachelor’s degree are not being accepted at this time.
Students may apply for financial aid without applying for admission to the University. Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for all types of state and federal aid. Learn more about how to apply for financial aid.
Upon admission to the online program a student who completes the FAFSA can be considered for financial aid from SDSU. The only grant program that is not available to students in the online program is the State University Grant because online program students do not pay State University fees.
All students, regardless of grade point average, area of study, citizenship, or residency status are encouraged to apply for all scholarships for which they may be eligible. New online program applicants to SDSU may apply for scholarships after they receive their RedID number as this number is required on the SDSU scholarship application. The main resource for finding SDSU scholarships is the SDSU Scholarship Search tool - you may also search the list of external scholarships.
Information about applying for admission to the program can be found at Cal State Apply. When asked for major, indicate on the application “Business Admin (General) (BS) (External Degree) (ONLINE PROGRAM).”
Applications for fall admissions to the online program will be accepted beginning October 1, for the next fall term; applications for spring admission to the online program will be accepted beginning August 1st for the next spring term.
To be fully qualified for admission to the program, a student must have at least 60 transferable semester units by the term prior to transfer that include 27 lower division preparation course units for the General Business major (see Business Major Requirements page for more detailed information), and at least 30 units of General Education. Additionally, a student’s cumulative GPA should be 2.9 or higher.
All undergraduate students must demonstrate competency in upper division writing skills before graduating from SDSU with a bachelor’s degree. The Writing Placement Assessment (WPA) is a timed test used by SDSU to determine if a student’s writing skills fulfill the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). Based on the test results, some students will require an additional writing course or courses in order to fulfill this requirement.
As a student in the online program, you are required to take the WPA test between the time you are admitted and the end of your first semester. You are permitted to take the WPA twice in that semester and pay the testing fee each time you take the exam. If you do not take the exam in that semester, you won’t be allowed to register for future terms at SDSU.
Yes, use the materials available on wpa.sdsu.edu, write a practice essay, and make an online appointment with a Writing Center tutor to discuss your essay.
Start with registering with SDSU’s Writing Center by going to https://sdsu.mywconline.com and click on “register.” After you have submitted the form, you will have access to the online appointment center. Look for tutors who offer online tutoring. When you register for an appointment with an online tutor, be sure to click “online tutoring” in the drop down menu on the form.
An online course is no less time consuming than a face-to-face, on-campus course. A typical face-to-face, 3-unit 16-week course involves two-and-a-half hours of classroom meeting time plus and an additional three to six hours of reading, study and review per week. Since every online course in this program is completed in eight weeks, plan on dedicating for a 3-unit course from eleven to seventeen hours spread out over each week on learning activities. Moreover, if a student encounters problems with technology or has weak reading or writing skills, plan on spending even more time.
SDSU adheres to a strict policy regarding cheating and plagiarism. Any cheating or plagiarism in a class results in failing of that class and the possibility of further disciplinary review. Students in the online program must agree that all required written submissions will be subject to review by Turnitin.com for the detection of plagiarism. To uphold the integrity of exams and tests and level the playing field for students who fear that their classmates may be unfairly cheating to get higher grades, students in the online program must also agree to allow the use of a remote proctoring service when taking assessments.