Graduate Students Fall 2019 Stay On Track

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Stay On Track - Action Items
Dates/Deadlines Task Details
Dec 1 - Ongoing Admissions decision

Notification of admissions decisions begin on December 1 and continues on a rolling basis. In order to secure a space with the university, the Enrollment Reservation Deposit is due by the due date on your admission letter.

Feb 1 - Ongoing     (Refer to your letter of admission for due date)     Complete your reservation with Sonoma State University

Complete your reservation by purchasing the ERD package appropriate to your class level when you log onto your MySSU Online Services account. After purchase, finalize your Admissions acceptance through MySSU. For instructions and screenshots on how to pay the ERD online, follow these self-service steps

If you cannot pay online, you can print this ERD form. Mail to:        

Sonoma State University
Attn: Seawolf Service Center
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Refund Information: If you change your mind about attending Sonoma State University, you must notify the University in writing in order to receive a refund. The Enrollment Reservation Deposit is 50% refundable if requested in writing by June 15, 2019; non-refundable thereafter. Email your refund request to seawolf.servicecenter@sonoma.edu.

Dec 1 - Ongoing Apply for campus housing by paying Housing downpayment

Graduate students are NOT guaranteed housing; therefore apply for campus housing early. To apply for campus housing, please call Residential Education & Campus Housing for availability and details at (707) 664-2541. Payment date establishes housing priority for living area and room type. Housing down payment does not guarantee a space or specific assignment. Housing is in high demand and space fills quickly. A waitlist will be started once housing is full.

Refund Information: 50% refundable if requested in writing by June 15, 2019; non-refundable thereafter. Read more @ Housing

Oct 1 - March 2 Submit Financial Aid material

The application process is free. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Application (Dream App) using SSU's school code of 001156. If you are a US citizen or permanent resident, complete the FAFSA online at FAFSA. Otherwise, complete the Dream App at Dream App. Read more at Financial Aid

Oct 1 - Feb 1 Scholarship material due
(For Academic Year 2019-2020)

Scholarships range from $500 to $5000 per year. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater to apply for this program. Read more @ SSU Scholarship

March 1 - Ongoing     Accept campus housing offer

Graduate students are NOT guaranteed housing; therefore, apply for campus housing early. Housing is in high demand and space fills quickly. A waitlist will be started once housing is full. If you are interested in campus housing, please contact Residential Education & Campus Housing at (707) 664-2541 for more information.

Refund Information: 50% refundable if requested in writing by June 15, 2019; non-refundable thereafter. Read more @ Housing

March 30 - July 15 Submit mandatory immunization records

All incoming new students are required to submit immunization documentation showing they have received the required 2 dose series of Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) vaccine to medproctor.com. To create an account, visit the MedProctor site and register with your SSU email address.

Those who will be under age 19 on August 20, 2019 must also send records showing they have received the required series of 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine. Compliance is a mandatory condition of enrollment and should be completed no later than July 15, 2019. Read more now about the immunization requirements and how to satisfy them.

Students who do not comply with this pre-enrollment requirement on time will have a Hold on their ability to register for classes and are subject to other late compliance penalties. The CSU is considering adding additional immunizations to this requirement. See immunization requirements for details in the Frequently Asked Questions section.

July 5     Pay your mandatory registration charges

If you registered for classes between April 29 and May 31, 2019 you must pay the mandatory registration charges by July 5, 2019. Even if schedule changes are planned, you must complete the registration process by paying the mandatory registration charges or an automatic disenrollment process will occur.

Financial Aid Students: If you have applied for financial aid and have received an offer from our Financial Aid Office by July 5, 2019, in an amount sufficient to cover your semester mandatory registration charges, the payment of your mandatory registration charges will be deferred until your first disbursement for Fall 2019. You will NOT be disenrolled. If you file your FAFSA after June 1, 2019, you must front your Fall mandatory registration charges or your classes will be dropped in July.

July 10 Submit final transcripts

Your offer of admission is contingent upon you meeting the specific admissions requirements outlined on your admission letter. It is mandatory that your spring college transcript is received in the Office of Admissions by July 10, 2019. Failure to submit your final college transcript will void your offer of admission. Request that all your Official Transcripts be mailed to:

Sonoma State University
Attn: Admissions and Records
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Aug 17-18 Move-in Weekend

Residents living on-campus will move into the Residential Community. Read more @ Housing

July 30 - Aug 10 Registration Resumes (without appointments)

Need to adjust your schedule? Fall 2019 late registration/add/drop dates & times will be posted on the Academic Calendar 

Be sure to pay any associated student charges/fees no later than August 10 registration is not complete without final registration payment. Make payment @ MySSU

Aug 14 - Aug 30 Late Registration You can still register during the add/drop period. Be sure to pay any associated student charges/fees no later than August 31; registration is not complete without final registration payment. Make payment @ MySSU
Aug 19 First day of instruction

Classes begin! Confirm your schedule and payments for Fall 2019 through MySSU