Freshman Fall 2018 Stay On Track

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Stay On Track - Action Items
Dates/Deadlines Task Details
Dec 21 - May 1 Admissions decision

Notification of admissions decisions begin on December 21 and continues on a rolling basis. In order to secure a space with the university, the Enrollment Reservation and Mandatory Orientation Deposit is due by May 1, 2018 (refer to your letter of admission for due date.)

Dec 21 - May 1    
Refer to your letter of admission for exact due date.

Complete your reservation with SSU













Complete your reservation by purchasing Package 2 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

NOTE: If you are an EOP applicant, call 707 664-2427 or email before submitting your deposit.

NOTE: As of July 13, 2018, Housing is full for first time freshmen. If you are interested in adding your name to the waitlist for campus housing, please contact Housing Services at

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 and Campus Housing Down Payment are 50% refundable if requested in writing by June 15, 2018; non-refundable thereafter. NOTE: The Orientation Fee is 50% refundable until June 15, 2018 ONLY if requested in writing prior to your selected orientation date. The fee is non-refundable if the orientation date you signed up for has passed, you attended the session, OR an orientation refund is requested after June 15, 2018. Email your refund request to

ERD Hardship Deferment 

If you are unable to pay the ERD at this time, you may request a Hardship deferment. Please refer to the Hardship form for qualifications, payment specifications, and instructions. 

Beginning Dec 21 Select your Summer Orientation Date

After completing your acceptance by purchasing Package 1 or 2, log into your MySSU account to register for a specific orientation session date. You can do this starting December 21. If you have questions regarding the sign up process, please contact the New Student Orientation and Family Programs Office at (707) 664-4464, or visit us at our website for step by step instructions @ Orientation

Dec 21 - Ongoing Apply for campus housing by paying Housing down payment

NOTE: As of July 13, 2018, Housing is full for first time freshmen. If you are interested in adding your name to the waitlist for campus housing, please contact Housing Services at

To apply for campus housing, purchase Package 1 via your MySSU Online Services account.

Payment date establishes housing assignment priority. First time freshmen admitted for the fall term who meet the deadline of 11:59 p.m. on April 23, 2018 are guaranteed a housing space when their Housing Down Payment, Enrollment Reservation Deposit, and Orientation Deposit are paid. A housing guarantee ensures a space in campus housing for the 2018-2019 academic year; however, a particular community or specific room type is not guaranteed. A waitlist will be started once housing is full.

If you purchased Package 2 and need to now pay the Housing Down Payment, please contact Housing Services at (707) 664-2541.

If you are unable to pay the reservation deposits at this time, you may request a Hardship Deferment which reduces the initial payment. More information is available on the Hardship Deferment form regarding eligibility, payment specifics, and instructions.

Refund Information: 50% refundable if requested in writing by June 15, 2018; non-refundable thereafter. Read more @ Housing

Oct 1 - March 2 Submit Financial Aid application and materials

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 materials due 

For Academic Year 2018-2019. 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 and choose a living community   

Campus housing offers are sent electronically on a space available basis. Accept your offer to live on-campus and choose a living community by the designated deadline on your offer email. Living communities do fill up quickly. Read more @ Housing

March 30 - July 15 Submit mandatory immunization records

All entering students must send copies of official immunization records showing they have received the required 2 dose series of Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) vaccine to the SSU Office of Admissions and Records prior to enrolling at SSU. Those who will be under age 19 on August 20, 2018 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, 2018. Students unable to locate immunization records may send copies of blood test results confirming immunity to the diseases prevented by the required vaccines.

Read more now about the immunization requirements and how to satisfy them. Attach these records to the completed Immunization Form and send promptly to: SSU Immunization Requirements, Fall 2018; Office of Admissions and Records; 1801 E. Cotati Avenue Rohnert Park, CA 94928.

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 the above immunization requirements link for details - in the frequently asked questions section.

April 7 SSU Seawolf Decision Day

Seawolf Decision Day is an open house for Fall 2018 admitted students. Come join us for Seawolf Decision Day and take a look at our campus, attend workshops, meet our faculty, staff and students, attend a campus fair, talk with your major departments, see student performances, and find out if SSU is the place for you! Read more @ Seawolf Decision Day

May 1 Register for Early Start Program

If it is determined via placement tests that you need remediation in English and/or math, you must participate in the mandatory Early Start Program to address this remediation. Read more @ Early Start Program

June 1-July 9

Submit Authorization to Consent for Treatment of Minors for Students under 18 years old

For Parents and Guardians of Students who will be under 18 when the SSU Fall semester begins, please promptly complete, sign and return Authorization to Consent for Treatment of Minors

This form can be downloaded from

June 4-29    Attend mandatory Freshman Orientation

New Student Orientation is a mandatory program for all students in order to register for courses. Read more @ Freshman Orientation

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 final high school transcript with the graduation date posted is received in the Office of Admissions by July 10, 2018. Failure to submit your final high school transcript by the deadline 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 10

Pay your mandatory registration charges 

If you begin the registration process from June 1- Aug 10 you must pay your mandatory registration charges by Aug 10, 2018. 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 Aug 10, 2018, 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 2018. You will NOT be disenrolled. If you file your FAFSA after July 1, 2018, you must front your Fall mandatory registration charges or your classes will be dropped in August.

Aug 18-19 Move-In Weekend

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

July 31 - Aug 11 Open Registration

Need to adjust your schedule? Fall 2018 open registration/add/drop dates & times will be posted on our calendar.

Aug 15- Aug 31 Late Registration You can still register during the late registration/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 20 First day of instruction

Classes begin! Confirm your schedule and payments for Fall 2018 through MySSU