Cross Enrollment ADN Students

Information Session

Are you currently enrolled in an area ADN program and are interested in cross-enrolling in one class per semester toward your Bachelor of Science in Nursing? If so, please join us for an information session on:

August 21st, 2024
Students without a Bachelor's Degree 12:00PM to 12:30 PM
Students with a Bachelor's Degree: 12:30 to 1:00 PM

Program Overview

If you're a student in an Associate Degree Nursing Program at an area community college and in good academic standing, you can concurrently enroll in a course at San Diego State University and earn credits toward your BSN. Depending on various factors, this can be achieved through either Cross Enrollment or Open University.

Cross Enrollment Video

Steps to Cross Enroll:

The Cross Enrollment Program is open to undergraduate students without a prior bachelors degree. If you are an ADN student with a prior bachelors degree please refer to this site.

To be eligible, you must:
  • Have completed at least one term at your home campus as an admitted student*
  • Have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher for all college work completed
  • Have paid tuition and fees at your home campus for the current term
  • Have completed appropriate academic preparation as determined by SDSU
  • Meet California residency requirements as determined by your home campus
  • Be in good academic standing at SDSU

*ROTC students must be enrolled at the home campus, but may participate in cross enrollment without having completed at least one term at their home campus.

  • NURS 312: Nursing Professionalism (3 units – offered Fall and Spring Semesters)
  • NURS 307W: Research, Evidence Based Practice, and Writing for Nurses (3 units – offered Fall and Spring Semesters)
  • NURS 320: Health Assessment and Health Promotion for RN to BS (4 units - offered Fall and Spring Semesters)



  • NURS 350: Womens Health Across the Lifespan (3units – offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters)  Optional course to satisfy a GE requirement may be taken at any time.

Submit your approved form to the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar will review your request within 3 business days. You will be notified by email of your enrollment status.

Applications for Cross Enrollment are accepted beginning one-week prior to the start of classes through the end of the fifth day of classes.

Once the Office of the Registrar has confirmed your enrollment, you are a student at SDSU and held to campus policies and deadlines.

  • All SDSU communication will be sent to your SDSUid email. Contact the SDSU Computing Hub Helpdesk for assistance with your SDSUid.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Academic Calendar for the term in which you are enrolling.
  • Review SDSU's Student and Academic Policies.
  • Cross enrolled students who wish to drop a course must contact the SDSU Office of the Registrar before the schedule adjustment deadline to drop a course.
  • Review the policies and procedures for withdrawing.
  • Course forgiveness can be requested through your SDSU WebPortal if you previously took the Cross Enrollment course at SDSU as a matriculated student and left SDSU in good academic standing.
  • Cross enrollment courses earn SDSU residence credit. The associated units and grade points will be included in the SDSU grade point average and will affect SDSU academic status.
  • Participation in student activities or use of the SDSU student union is subject to limitations set by SDSU.
  • Use of SDSU Student Health Services is limited to treatment of emergencies.
  • You are responsible for SDSU campus parking fees and regulations. SDSU parking permits are available through the Parking Portal.

You will not be charged additional state university fees. However, there is a non-refundable $52 administration fee. You may also be responsible for additional course-specific fees may apply, such as lab or materials fees.

You are responsible for payment of all fees even if you drop or withdraw from the course.

Financial aid is available only through your home campus. Students eligible for Veterans, Rehabilitation, Social Security, and other federal, state or county benefits must secure eligibility certification through their home campus. Units taken at both campuses may be combined to establish financial aid eligibility.

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Course List

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Getting ready to graduate from your ADN program?

Prospective candidates with a 3.0 are encouraged to complete the Cal State Apply application for the RN to BS in Nursing program. Those who choose cross-enrollment often achieve notable success during the application process and typically make a seamless transition into the RN to BS in Nursing program.


If you have an associate or bachelor’s degree in a different field, you can take courses for your RN to BS Nursing program at SDSU by enrolling in the Open University. If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected] for assistance.

For information on our Second Bachelor Program, please visit our Current Associate Degree Nursing Student Holding a Non Nursing Bachelors Degree page.

Contact Us

SDSU School of Nursing

Adams Humanities Building 3138
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4158