Graduate Students Fall 2017 Stay On Track

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Stay On Track - Action Items
Dates/Deadlines Task Details
Dec. 21 - Ongoing Admissions decision

Notification of admissions decisions begin on December 21st and continues on a rolling basis. In order to secure a space with the university, the Enrollment Reservation Deposit is due by the due date on your admission letter.

Feb. 1 - Ongoing     (Refer to your letter of admission for due date)     Complete your reservation with Sonoma State University

Complete your reservation by purchasing Package 3 when you log onto your MySSU Online Services account. After purchase, finalize your Admissions acceptance through MySSU.

If you cannot pay online, you can print this ERD form. Fax or mail to:        

Sonoma State University
Attn: Seawolf Service Center
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Fax 707-664-2675

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 Deposit is 50% refundable if requested in writing by June 15, 2017; non-refundable thereafter. Email your refund request to

Dec. 1 - Ongoing Apply for campus housing by paying Housing downpayment

Graduate students are NOT guaranteed housing; therefore apply for campus housing early. To apply for campus housing, please call Housing Services for availability and details at (707) 664-2541. Payment date establishes housing priority for living area and room type. Housing down payment does not guarantee a space or specific assignment. Housing is in high demand and space fills quickly. A waitlist will be started once housing is full.

Refund Information: 50% refundable if requested in writing by June 15, 2017; non-refundable thereafter. Read more @ Housing

Oct. 1 - March 2 Submit Financial Aid material

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 material due
(For Academic Year 2017-2018)

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 choos 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/Rubella (MMR) vaccine to the SSU Office of Admissions and Records prior to enrolling at SSU. Those who will be under age 19 on Aug. 22, 2017 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, 2017. 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 2017; 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. See the above immunization requirements link for details - in the frequently asked questions section.

July 1     Pay your mandatory registration charges

If you registered for classes between April 24, 2017 and May 26, 2017 you must pay the mandatory registration charges by July 1, 2017. 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 July 1, 2017, 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 2017. You will NOT be disenrolled. If you file your FAFSA after June 1st, 2017, you must front your Fall mandatory registration charges or your classes will be dropped in July.

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 spring college transcript is received in the Office of Admissions by July 10, 2017. Failure to submit your final college transcript 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

August 19-20 Move-in Weekend

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

July 31 - Aug. 11 Open Registration

Need to adjust your schedule? Fall 2017 late registration/add/drop dates & times will be posted on our calendar.

Aug. 16 - Sep. 5 Late Registration You can still register during the add/drop period. Be sure to pay any associated student charges/fees no later than Sep. 5; registration is not complete without final registration payment. Make payment @ MySSU
Aug. 22 First day of instruction

Classes begin!