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SDSU Preferred Admissions Program

 
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and San Diego State University have a Memorandum of Understanding with Kearny EID as a local school that offer Project Lead the Way engineering courses.  
 
SDSU Preferred Admissions Program
A preferred admissions program between San Diego State University and the California Project Lead The Way Affiliate Institute.

Who qualifies?

Students within the SDSU service area (i.e. all PLTW High Schools south of State Highway 56 in San Diego County and in Imperial County) who select to pursue an engineering degree at SDSU’s College of Engineering. Additionally, students must meet the following requirements:

1. Complete at least 2 Project Lead The Way Engineering Pathway courses at their high school with a minimum grade of “B”.

2. At least 1 of the 2 Project Lead The Way Engineering Pathway courses MUST be taken before their senior year.


Students Must Also Complete The Following:

  • Create a STEM Premier Accountbefore they register for the program.

  • Register with the PLTW Affiliate Institute as early as their freshman year. ALL students must register by June 30thof their junior year to be considered.

o Class of 2017 & 2018

http://pltwca.net/go/SDSUcompact20172018

(NOTE: Only students entering SDSU Fall 2017 and Fall 2018 can apply on this registration link)

o Class of 2019

http://pltwca.net/go/SDSUcompact2019

(NOTE: Only students entering SDSU Fall 2019 can apply on this registration link)

o Class of 2020

http://pltwca.net/go/SDSUcompact2020

(NOTE: Only students entering SDSU Fall 2020 can apply on this registration link)

o Class of 2021

http://pltwca.net/go/SDSUcompact2021

(NOTE: Only students entering SDSU Fall 2021 can apply on this registration link)


  • Apply to SDSUvia CSUMentor by November 30thof their senior year. Students MUST select

one of the following College of Engineering Majors:

1. Aerospace Engineering 2. Civil Engineering

3. Computer Engineering 4. Construction Engineering

5. Electrical Engineering6. Environmental Engineering

7. Mechanical Engineering.  

 

  • Submit their SDSU RedID # to the Affiliate Institute by December 2nd of their senior year. This can be done via the following link: http://www.pltwca.net/go/SDSURedID

  • Submit a portfolio of their engineering work using STEM Premier by January 30th of their senior year of high school that will be evaluated by the Affiliate Director.

  • Attain a 3.0 GPA college-weighted.

  • Complete all CSU A-G course requirements, including 4 years of Math.

  • Take the SAT or ACT by October of their senior year and send results to SDSU’s Admissions Office.

  • Pass or clear the English and Math requirements.


To clear remediation requirements, freshmen must present proof of one of the following in English and Mathematics:  



TYPE

ENGLISH

MATHEMATICS

Redesigned SAT

Score of 550 or higher in Evidence

Based Reading and Writing

Score of 570 or higher Mathematics

SAT Reasoning

Score of 500 or higher Critical

Reading

Score of 550 or higher Mathematics

ACT

Score of 22 or higher English

Score of 23 or higher Mathematics

EPT and ELM

EPT score of 147 or higher

ELM score of 50 or higher

CAASPP

"Standard Exceeded" or "Ready for

college-level English"

"Exempt" or "Ready for college-level

mathematics course"

CAASPP

Conditional Ready

Status

Standard met: Conditionally ready

for college level English. Must

complete the specific senior

English class.

Must complete an approved year

long, senior-year mathematics

experience with intermediate algebra

or Integrated Math II as a prerequisite,

or higher-level mathematics with C or

higher.

Advanced

Placement (AP)

Exam

Score of 3, 4, or 5 on either

Language and Composition or

Composition and Literature exam.

Score of 3, 4, or 5 on Calculus (AB or

BC) or Statistics

College Board

Redesigned SAT

Subject Test

N/A

Score of 570 or higher SAT Subject Test

in Mathematics (Level 1 or 2)

College Board SAT

Subject Test

N/A

Score of 550 in Mathematics (Level 1 or 2) or higher SAT Subject Test

College course (C

grade or higher)

English Composition with C or

higher grade

Course must be above intermediate

algebra level with C or higher grade


  • Apply for the PLTW scholarships (refer to scholarships page on our PLTW California website for more information).

  • Students must pledge NOT to switch out of their engineering major during their first year of college.


For more information, please visit our PLTW California website and click on the “Student” tab.


Contact Counselor Aryn Hamilton at Michelle Bunn at mbunn@mail.sdsu.edu for any questions or concerns.  



 

You may download the information sheet for the SDSU Preffered Admission's Program here: SDSU Info Sheet