This page is designed to help you find answers to the most frequently asked questions about San Francisco State University. Please make use of these links -- they are your fastest pathways to a helpful answer.
NEED TO FIND YOUR PERSONAL ACCESS CODE (PAC) AND/OR STUDENT ID NUMBER?
A PAC or Personal Access Code is a four digit number designed to keep your personal information private. For information on how to select or reset your PAC, visit the PAC Information page.
What is a Student ID Number?
LOOKING FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INFORMATION?
For international student information such as how to apply and other admission requirements, please visit the Prospective Student International Student.
INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY?
If you want to apply to San Francisco State University, or if you have questions about admissions requirements, fees, financial aid, or the transfer process, visit our Prospective Students Web site.
WHAT DEGREES AND MAJORS DOES SFSU OFFER?
For a complete list of current Bulletin year programs and majors, please visit the Index of Academic Programs.
NEED INFORMATION FROM OR ABOUT A DEPARTMENT?
If your questions do not pertain directly to the campus home page, please direct them to the most relevant department on campus. You can find e-mail, phone and Web sites for academic and administrative departments on the Departments page. Alternatively, you can give our search engine a try or use our convenient online Department Contact Form.
NEED TO FIND WHAT COURSES ARE BEING OFFERED?
The Class Schedule lists courses and curricula for all academic departments, units, groups, and interdisciplinary and special studies programs offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Class Schedule is accessible online:
Printed copies of the Class Schedule may be purchased in person or ordered by mail from the SFSU Bookstore. For information regarding cost, mail orders and shipping, call (415) 338-2092.
NEED AN UNOFFICIAL OR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT?
LOOKING FOR NON-CREDIT WEEKEND COURSES, CERTIFICATE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, WORKSHOPS, ONLINE COURSES AND OTHER FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING OPTIONS?
SFSU College of Extended Learning (CEL) offers hundreds of classes for professional development and personal enrichment. You can take regular University classes without formal admission to SFSU. Classes are held on the main campus and at the Downtown Center.
PLANNING TO VISIT SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY?
Visitor Services available online:
LOOKING FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY, OR STAFF ON CAMPUS?
Student Phone Numbers
We do not publish student phone numbers because it is a violation of SFSU's policy on Privacy Rights of Students in Education Records and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). The policy states:
"All student records at San Francisco State University are kept in accordance with the provision of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). The university defines as "directory information" and normally makes public only the following information from a student's record: current enrollment status, class level, major, semesters (or dates) of enrollment, degrees earned, and extra-curricular achievements. The university does not release any other information, including courses, grades, addresses and telephone numbers to the general public unless a student requests it."
LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION?
NEED TO CONTACT SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY BY MAIL OR PHONE?
To reach a department or program by mail, address your letter as follows:
You must include the name of the appropriate department or unit.
You can also send an e-mail message to the firstname.lastname@example.org address or call SFSU's Directory Assistance at (415) 338-1111. There is no general FAX number. Please contact the appropriate department or unit if you wish to send a fax.
NEED A SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY BULLETIN (CATALOG)?
The SFSU Bulletin provides up-to-date information about university courses, programs, policies, and procedures.
Printed copies of the University Bulletin (Catalog) may be purchased in person or ordered by mail from the SFSU Bookstore. For information regarding cost, mail orders and shipping, call (415) 338-2092.
Older versions of the Bulletin can be found in the Special Collections & Archives section of the J. Paul Leonard Library.
HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS WEB SITE?
Overall direction for San Francisco State University Web services is guided by the Information Technology Web Committee. If you have a question, comment or suggestion regarding the San Francisco State University home page, please e-mail email@example.com or complete the SFSU Web Feedback Form.
PLEASE NOTE: Although we welcome all types of inquiries, you will get a faster answer regarding applications, transfers, financial aid, or other related matters if you use the Department Contact Form.
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Last modified February 11, 2008 by the Web Team