SDSU on college applications

Treat these classes as if they were actually taken at SDSU. (You really are taking the class there, we just are offering the section here. Technically, the course is offered through the College of Extended Studies at San Diego State University, so use that option if it is available.) List the classes as college courses you have taken, are currently taking, or are planning to take, as appropriate.

Calculus C = SDSU Math 151 Calculus II (4 semester units)
Calculus D = SDSU Math 252 Calculus III (4 semester units)
Linear Alg. = SDSU Math 254 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3 semester units)

Advanced Topics in Math II:
     Fall: SDSU Math 241 Mathematics Software Workshop (1 semester unit)
     Spring: SDSU Math 118 Topics in Mathematics (3 semester units)

(Adv. Topics Note: I recommend just listing this has a high school course and then dealing with the college units later once you actually know what school you are attending rather than dealing with it on all of your applications. It will not be the difference maker in your application.)

Note: None of these classes are UC a-g. Calc C, D, and Linear are college courses instead.

Level = College-Level (if asked, 151 & 118 are 100-level and 252, 254, & 241 are 200-level)
Department = Math
Course Numbers = 151, 252, 254, 118, 241
Type of Units = Semester (not quarter)

First Semester = Fall
Second Semester = Spring

Transcripts: SDSU Transcript Request: Frequently Asked Questions

COMMON APPLICATION Notes (Updated 2017)

If something is different than my directions below, please let me know so that I can update it.

* Note: I've been told that the 2017 Common App does not need as many details as are listed here. Please let me know if there is additional information I need to add to this list. *

In the "Current or Most Recent Year Courses" section it says: "If a course taken grants both high school and college credit, the course should be listed in the Current Year Courses section since it satisfies a high school requirement. However, if a course taken is through a college that is independent of the high school (i.e. no high school credit is received), then the course should be listed in the Colleges & Universities section." 

In the "Colleges/Universities" section:

However, there is apparently no place to list the actual courses taken.

Use the "Additional Information" section to indicate the courses.
I suggest writing something like the examples below. These convey all of the same information asked for in the past by the Common Application.

 

UC APPLICATION Note (Updated 2015)

If something is different than my directions below, please let me know so that I can update it. 

For Calc C, Calc D, and Linear:

For the UC Applications there is a place to list your college classes. The SDSU stuff goes there. Once you get to the part where you list the classes, most is easy to fill out. However, there is a drop-down menu for "Subject Area/Course Category" that includes the choices "Calculus" and "Advanced Mathematics." List the SDSU classes as "Advanced Mathematics." (Some high schools have students take Calculus at local colleges instead of offering AP Calculus. Our program is not that. That is why we want the distinction that this is "Advanced Mathematics.")

For Advanced Topics and UC Applications:

If you are taking Adv. Topics for college credit, you may list the courses in the college classes section. However, I have been told that will only work for the spring course since classes have to be as least 3 units to be listed.

 

CSU APPLICATION Notes (Updated October 2017)

For California State University (CSU) applications, the system is new for Fall 2017 and there are some known glitches in the system. One of the issues is how it handles college courses taken while in college that are not being used to fulfill the a-g requirements. These are our courses. Below is a list of what I heard and saw directly with a representative from CSU.

If you are not seeing options on the left sidebar to enter college information, make sure that in your "Extended Profile" (accessible through a tab at the top of the screen) you have included that you are applying for "undergraduate" admission, you are a current high school student, and you have marked "Yes" that you have taken college courses.

Note: The advisor specifically stated that the CSU application works best on Chrome and Firefox.


Do the best that you can to fill in the information requested. If you still have questions, see me or your counselor.

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