Admission Requirements

Application for Admission

If you are interested in enroling as a student at SDGKU, please complete and sign the Application Form for Admissions:

Download Application for Admission

Applicants must attach the completed form to an email with the subject line stating “New Student Application for Admissions” and send to

You will receive a confirmation email from SDGKU with instructions on how to proceed with your registration and enrollment within 7 working days of the day you emailed your application.

Please read the admission requirements below to begin gathering the information that will be requested during the enrollment process.

If you are planning to use US Department of Education federal financial aid to pay for your programs, please complete and submit the Financial Aid Application for Admission:

Download Financial Aid Application for Admission

Note: SDGKU reserves the right to accept or reject any application form.


Statement of Purpose

If you are applying for an academic program, such as a bachelors, masters or doctoral degree, the Application Form for Admission requires you to submit a “Statement of Purpose” that clearly explains why you desire to enroll at SDGKU and the benefits you expect in your personal and/or professional life from studying at SDGKU. Please make sure to limit the length of your statement to 100 words.

If you are applying for a non-degree course you will not need to submit a statement of purpose.



For Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree applicants, please submit to SDGKU by mail all original Transcript(s) of Academic Records from the school(s) tha you have attended and earned academic credits.

  • Bachelors and non-degree programs applicants should submit their final high school trancripts or GED.
  • Masters programs applicants should submit transcripts from the university that issued their undergraduate degree.
  • Doctoral programs applicants should submit transcripts from the universities that issued both their bachelors and masters degrees.

A scanned copy of these documents will be requested during the admissions process.

Originals of all Transcript(s) of Academic Records in a sealed envelope should be sent directly to the following address:

San Diego Global Knowledge University
Attention: Registrar
1095 K Street, Suite B
San Diego, CA, 92101

You will not be able to proceed to the enrollment phase of the admisison process until SDGKU has received and approved your original Transcript(s) of Academic Records.

Transcript(s) of Academic Records as well as all other admission documents submitted to SDGKU will be kept permanently by SDGKU and will not be returned to the student at anytime during or after their program(s) of study.


Personal Identification Document

As part of the admissions process all applicants must submit via email to SDGKU at a scanned copy of one of the following personal identification documents:

  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • Citizenship or residency card
  • Birth certificate

Curriculum Vitae/Resume

All applicants must submit via email to SDGKU at a their curriculum vitae/resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Please limit the length of the document to 3 pages


Color Photo

Submit via email to SDGKU at a digital color photo. Photos must meet the following requirements:

Content: Please crop the photo to be your headshot only. No sunglasses of any type are permitted; prescription eyewear is aceptable.

Picture format:

  • .png
  • .jpg
  • .gif

English Language Proficiency Certification

Applicants that are not native of an English speaking country are required to provide evidence one of the following english language proficiency certifications:

  • A minimum score of 550 points in the international TOEFL exam
  • Mastery of ELPW Level 2 for bachelors applicants
  • Mastery of ELPW Level 3 for masters applicants
  • Mastery of ELPW Level 4 for doctoral applicants

New Student Enrollment Agreement

In the enrollment phase of the application process, all applicants must complete and return via email to SDGKU at the New Student Agreement (NSEA) for their respective program or course. This document establishes students as enrolled in the university, describing important university policies, program costs (tuition and fees), start and completion dates, as well as general responsibilities as agreed upon between the student and university. Once a NSEA is signed and returned by the applicant, an Official Admission Letter is sent by SDGKU to the applicant.