Registrar's Office

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Applicants/New Students

New undergraduate admits must login to their Student Center on SF State Gateway and complete the steps outlined below.

If you have not applied and are interested in attending SF State, please see our Future Students page for more information.

 

Required Steps for Newly Admitted Students
at SF State

Accept Admission Offer (AAO)

  • Fall Semester: April 1 - May 1
  • Spring Semester: November 1 - 20

If you plan to attend SF State you must accept your admission offer online between the dates listed above. Students admitted late have two weeks from their admission date to accept their offer. Please refer to the AAO Frequently Asked Questions list for more information.


Students entering SF State on a F1 International Student Visa, please see important dates & deadlines for F1 International Students.


New Student Orientation

Students receive early advising and early course registration at orientation. Space in orientation sessions and fall classes is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. You may sign up for orientation starting the business day after you accept your offer of admission.


Students entering SF State on a F1 International Student Visa, please see important dates & deadlines for F1 International Students.


Proof of Immunization

All students must fulfill immunization requirements before they can register for classes. Please access the Immunization Requirements form and submit it to the Registrar's Office.


Proof of Insurance (International Students)

International students are required to show proof of insurance to Student Health Services or purchase medical insurance from CSU Healthlink. Please see Student Health Services for details.


Send Final Transcripts

  • Fall Semester Deadline: July 15
  • Spring Semester Deadline: January 15

Send to: Undergraduate Admissions, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132.


English (EPT) and Mathematics (ELM) Placement Tests (if required - check admission letter)

Check your test score status to see if you need to take the EPT and/or ELM test. SF State strongly urges all non-exempt fall semester students to test early in February or March. Fall semester domestic freshman students who do not take the final test on or before the May test date, will not be able to attend SF State. Please visit the CSU EPT/ELM System to register for the ELM/EPT test online or visit the Testing Center web site.


Students entering SF State on a F1 International Student Visa, please see important dates & deadlines for F1 International Students.


Early Start Summer Program - Freshmen Fall Admits Only

Students who require English or Mathematics remediation based on EPT/ELM placement scores must participate in the Early Start program before enrolling in fall classes. Beginning April 1, check your Student Center on SF State Gateway to see if you must participate in the Early Start program. You will also receive an email from SF State with instructions about the program if you are required to participate. Please refer to the Early Start Program page for more information.


Students entering SF State on a F1 International Student Visa are exempt from Early Start Summer Program.


Directed Self Placement - Freshmen Fall Admits Only

All students who take the EPT test must complete Directed Self Placement to choose their fall English course.


Students entering SF State on a F1 International Student Visa are exempt from Directed Self Placement.

 

Last updated 11/4/14 by TB

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