Next Steps for Undergraduates

First-Time Freshmen & Transfer Students
Next steps once you've applied:

  1. Check your email account for an automated application receipt.  It will be sent to the email address you used on your application.  If you don't get it with 48 hours of submitting your application, check your spam folder.  If for some reason you didn't receive that email, or accidentally deleted it, please refer to this sample confirmation
  2. Get your Seawolf account username and password by going to the Online Services PIN Master.  Your Seawolf account will be used for SSU email, and access to a variety of campus services.
  3. Login to Online Services and click MySSU to track your application status.  See PDF instructions linked below.
  4. Login to MySSU weekly to check your application status to make sure all necessary documents have been submitted and your application is complete. Only completed applications are reviewed for admission determination.

These PDFs illustrate the steps you'll take to create your Seawolf account and track your application.

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Application Review Process

Please Note:  Only complete applications are reviewed for an admission determination.  If your file is deemed incomplete or if any documents are needed we will post this request in your MySSU.

Failure to adhere to the requirements will void the processing of your application.

First-Time Freshman Applicants

Sonoma State will process applications on a rolling basis (in the order received) starting in December. Our goal is to notify all applicants of an admission decision by  the end of March.

  1. Submission of Fall term application to Sonoma State University.
  2. Payment of the $55 application fee. If you are paying by check or money order, it is due 30 days from your application submission date.  
  3. First time freshman applicants are reviewed on self-reported information on the application. No official transcripts are required at this time. In the event that documents are required please check MySSU (Login to Online Services and click MySSU) on a weekly basis starting in December.
  4. SAT or ACT test results are required and the test(s) must be taken no later than December and test results must be received by February 1st.
  5. If you have Advanced Placement (AP) and /or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test(s), be sure to submit one official set of scores by July 10th.

Application Review Process

Please Note:  Only complete applications are reviewed for an admission determination.  If your file is deemed incomplete or if any documents are needed we will post this request in your MySSU.

Failure to adhere to the requirements will void the processing of your application.

First-Time Freshman Applicants

Sonoma State will process applications on a rolling basis (in the order received) starting in December. Our goal is to notify all applicants of an admission decision by  the end of March.

  1. Submission of Spring 2018 term application to Sonoma State University.
  2. First time freshman applicants are reviewed on self-reported information on the application. Official final high school transcripts are due by January 10, 2018. For information about how to send transcripts and other documents, please refer to https://admissions.sonoma.edu/sending-transcripts-sonoma-state
  3. SAT or ACT test results are required
  4. If you have Advanced Placement (AP) and /or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test(s), be sure to submit one official set of scores by January 10, 2018.

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Transfer Applicants

An Important Reminder

Due to enrollment constraints for the Spring semester, the admissions process for impacted majors will include department review and applicants will be ranked and accommodated according to space availability. Admissions priorities will be in the order that follows:

  • First Priority: Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) student applicants applying to an approved major
  • Second Priority: Local service area students
  • Third Priority: Out-of-area applicants

Due to enrollment constraints, we advise students to apply to more than one CSU campus.

Applications for Spring 2018

Application Review Process:

Please note that your file must be complete (see items below) in order for the processing of your application to begin.

Failure to adhere to requirements below will void the processing of your application for Spring 2018.

  • One official transcript from every college and /or university attended must be received by the due date indicated in your To-Do List. For information about how to send transcripts and other documents, please refer to https://admissions.sonoma.edu/sending-transcripts-sonoma-state
  • Please check MySSU at https://login.sonoma.edu/idp/profile/cas/login?execution=e1s1 on a weekly basis. Any needed documents will be posted to your To-Do List and it is your responsibility to submit these documents.
  • If you are a U.S. Veteran a copy of your DD214 is needed. 
  • If you have Advanced Placement (AP) and /or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test(s), be sure to submit one official set of scores by January 10, 2018.

Please Note:  Only complete applications are reviewed for an admission determination.  If your file is deemed incomplete or if any documents are needed, we will post this request in your Sonoma State University To-Do List. Your MySSU account is now available. Checklist items will be added to your To-Do list as your application is reviewed. To set up your MySSU, go to the first time log-in page at https://ldaps.sonoma.edu/password/index.cgi . It is your responsibility to regularly check your account for updates and deadlines.