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BaFoGs & Learning Agreement Information

Spencer Hom : February 2, 2016 7:40 am : Semester at SDSU posts

Semester at SDSU Mountains

BAFoGs and Learning Agreements will be accepted starting Wednesday February 3rd. If you need instructions on how to complete these documents, please visit the ALI office. Please put your RED ID on the document, priority will be given to documents with the RED ID.

Please submit these documents to the front desk in the ALI office only.  If you submit your document by  February 5th, you may pick up the completed document on February 19th in the ALI Office. Documents submitted on February 8th or after may be picked up in the ALI Office two weeks after the date of submission. For example, if you submit the document on February 9th, it should be available for pickup on February 23rd.

Additional unit fees (if applicable) must be paid before any document is returned.

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International Student Center Valentine’s Day Event

Spencer Hom : February 1, 2016 4:06 pm : Semester at SDSU posts

Mission Bay ParkThe International Student Center is having a Valentine’s Day Event. Please click the link below for more information.

ISC Valentine’s Day Event

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Business Students: Special Session Advising

Spencer Hom : January 20, 2016 4:12 pm : Semester at SDSU posts

Computer Lab

Business program students wishing to add another Special Session or receive advice regarding Special Sessions may visit the Advising Desk (Extended Studies Center building second floor) from 8:30am – 4:00pm.

You may enroll in one or more Special Sessions, however, you are not obligated to enroll in a Special Session. You may not drop, change, or switch any Special Session that you add.


Special Sessions Schedule

Special Sessions Course Descriptions

Special Sessions are not viewable in the SDSU class schedule.


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Happy First Day of Classes!

Spencer Hom : January 20, 2016 8:33 am : Semester at SDSU posts

Semester at SDSU Clock TowerSpring 2016 Students!

We hope you have a wonderful first day of classes! The weather is beautiful and we know this will be a great semester! Have a great day!

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Course Enrollment Information

Spencer Hom : January 15, 2016 11:23 pm : Semester at SDSU posts

Semester at SDSU Library at NightDear Semester at SDSU Students,

When enrolling in courses, please verify that you are ending with the “Transaction Confirmation” page, meaning that your added courses were added successfully.
If you type in a schedule number of a course that has space, but then type the schedule number of a waitlisted course, the system will proceed with the waitlist transaction, but does not add the course with space. To double check this issue, visit the “Course Cart” link on the top of the page, or go to the “Manage My Courses” page to view all your courses.

 Click here for a list of courses that have more than 15 spaces available, as of 5:00pm Friday

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Professional Studies & Fine Arts Courses That Welcome ALI Students

Spencer Hom : January 15, 2016 4:41 pm : Semester at SDSU posts

Semester at SDSU Campus LibraryThe following is a link of  College of Professional Studies & Fine Art courses in spring 2016 that Semester at SDSU students are welcome to join:

PSFA Course List Spring 2016

If the course has a meeting time of “ARR”, you are not able to enroll in them.

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Wireless Login Issue

Spencer Hom : January 14, 2016 1:43 pm : Semester at SDSU posts

Coronado ferry landingJanuary 20, 3:00pm

The wireless login issue should be resolved.

If you are still having trouble logging into the wireless network, please visit the Advising Desk and we will assist you.


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Semester at SDSU Program Welcome & Orientation Slides

Spencer Hom : January 11, 2016 4:55 pm : Semester at SDSU posts

SDSU Campus BridgePlease visit the following link to view the Program Welcome slides:

Spring 2016 Program Welcome Slides

Spring 2016 Orientation Slides

Spring 2016 Webportal/Blackboard Slides

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Spring Safety Message from the Chief of Police, SDSU Police Department

Spencer Hom : January 10, 2016 9:54 am : Semester at SDSU posts

Semester at SDSU Campus Library

On behalf of the men and women of the SDSU Police Department, I would like to welcome you to the spring 2016 semester. I invite each of you to be an active part of what will surely be an exciting semester.

This semester I am pleased to relate that thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, we have been able to update our bike patrol fleet, both for police officers and Community Service Officers. Bicycles provide an excellent way to get around campus, provide safety escorts and respond to calls.

That same donation will also allow us to develop a new mobile app which we hope will be available in the coming months. The app will provide easy access to the police and allow users to text information to us, request an escort and even see the GPS locations of our evening shuttle routes. We will provide more information as we get closer to rolling it out. Read this NewsCenter story about the app for more information.

  • Call 9-1-1 – from your cell phone or any campus phone to report a crime in progress or life threatening emergency. “Blue Light” emergency phones can be used for emergencies or to request a safety escort.
  • Be aware of your surroundings – Avoid distractions such as talking on your cell phone, walk in groups whenever possible and immediately report suspicious activity to the SDSU Police Department.
  • Secure your belongings – Lock your doors and windows, properly lock your bike and keep valuables out of sight. If you have security devices such as steering wheel locks, alarms or bicycle U-locks, use them.
  • Do not leave valuable items unattended (laptops, cell phones, iPods).
  • Call for an escort – Free safety escorts are available from dusk to dawn to and from on-campus locations. Call 619-594-6659 to request a safety escort.
  • Emergency notification – SDSU has several means of notifying you of emergency or urgent situations on campus including a mass notification system and text/email notification. Go to to familiarize yourself with our emergency procedures. Also please update your email and phone information in WebPortal or PeopleSoft to ensure you receive messages from the SDSU Alert system.
  • The Campus Safety and Security report and The Annual Fire Safety report are published by the University Police Department, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The full text of these reports can be located on our website at These reports are prepared in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies which surround our main campus, remote campus sites, Residential Education, the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities, the Division of Business Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs.
  • The SDSU Police Department is located in the Public Safety Building at the intersection of 55th Street and Remington Road, across from the Aztec Recreation Center. Our lobby is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The police department is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Parking Office and Key Issue Office are also housed in the Public Safety Building. Please note their telephone numbers—Parking Office: 619-594-6671 and Key Issue: 619-594-1992—should you require those services.

We are committed to providing the unique policing services required of our campus and our community and look forward to working with you!

Please visit our website for additional information about your police department:

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Health Insurance Information

Spencer Hom : January 8, 2016 3:04 pm : Semester at SDSU posts

Alan Ng teachingYour health insurance brochure can be viewed here: Health Insurance Brochure

If you have any insurance questions, please visit the Insurance Coordinator  in the ALI Office

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Parking Permit Information for Semester at Students

Spencer Hom : January 7, 2016 6:35 pm : Semester at SDSU posts

IEC Program Calendar

If you wish to purchase a parking permit for the spring 2016 semester, the permit cost is  $162. You will need the vehicle license number, make, and model to purchase one.

You may purchase a semester parking permit in person at the Parking Services office, located at the Public Safety building.



Parking Services
Public Safety building
Open: Monday – Friday
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Telephone: 619-594-6671

You may also purchase a parking permit online, but you must have a credit card and a valid San Diego mailing address since the permit will be mailed to you. Students who do not yet have a local San Diego mailing address should speak with a Semester at SDSU Advisor for additional mailing instructions.  You will be able to print a temporary parking permit to use (for 8 days) until your actual permit arrives in the mail.

Please click on this link for further instructions: Parking Permit Instructions – Online

Next, visit this website to purchase a permit:

Please visit the Semester at SDSU Advising Desk (ESC 2nd floor) to speak with an Advisor if you need further assistance or have questions regarding purchasing a parking permit.

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How to Order Your Official SDSU Transcript – Grades

Spencer Hom : December 8, 2015 11:44 am : Semester at SDSU posts


graduation at SDSUPlease read the following information carefully about how to get your grades from your SDSU and Special Session classes.

Go to your UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS in WebPortal to check that your grades are posted and accurate BEFORE ordering OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.  Your grades will be officially posted on January 1, 2016.  (Grades appearing on Blackboard are NOT your official posted grades.)


You can print unofficial transcripts from the SDSU WebPortal as soon as your grades are posted. Check WebPortal, not Blackboard. You may receive an error message on the Unofficial Transcript until January 1st.


You can order official transcripts directly through WebPortal (again, WebPortal, not Blackboard) for a fee of $7.00 each.

To request your official transcripts, go to WebPortal and click on “Order Transcripts.”  Select your desired format and click “continue.”

Transcripts will be sent to the address you indicate. It is your responsibility to enter a complete and accurate address. You should check with your university prior to ordering transcripts to make sure you have the complete and correct address. Paper transcripts will be mailed after the grades are posted and should arrive 4-6 weeks from the send date (the earliest send date may be in the beginning of January), but can take longer depending on mail delivery in your home country.


You can order official electronic transcripts directly through WebPortal (again, WebPortal, not Blackboard) for a fee of $7.00 each.

To request your official transcripts, go to WebPortal and click on “Order Transcripts.” Select your desired format and click “continue.”

WARNING: Do NOT order electronic transcripts until your grades have been officially posted or you will receive a blank transcript. If you cannot print an unofficial transcript, your grades have not been posted.  (Check the Unofficial Transcript, NOT My Grades) If you order an electronic transcript too early and receive a blank document, you will have to reorder and pay again.

Transcripts will be sent to the email address you indicate. It is your responsibility to enter a complete and accurate email address, and to ensure that the recipient is able to accept PDF documents.  You should check with your university prior to ordering transcripts to make sure that they will accept PDF documents, and for the complete and correct e-mail address. Also, you must open the electronic PDF transcript in Adobe Acrobat, NOT in a web browser, since it is a secure document.


All transcripts will say “Undergraduate transcript.” Graduate classes are designated by a course number level 600 and above. We can send you a letter stating you were enrolled as a graduate student if a problem arises.


You will continue to be able to access WebPortal with your Red ID and password for many years; however, you will not have Blackboard access after this semester has finished.  Therefore, if you expect to need documents from Blackboard, such as course syllabi, I strongly advise that you download and save or print them now.  It can be difficult and time-consuming to obtain these documents after the semester ends.

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding your paper transcript or if your transcript does not arrive 4-6 weeks from the sent date (meaning it could arrive in the middle of February). You should receive a confirmation from the registrar’s office once your order has been sent.


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