Did you miss all of our Summer 2014 Orientation sessions?
Before you can seek in-person advising in our office, we will ask you to complete the following items:
- 1. Logging onto your Student Center Portal
- 2. Clear all registration holds
- 3. Print out a class planner sheet
- 4. Review your General Education options
- 5. Review your Major Requirements
- 6. Search and enroll for open classes
- 7. Take care of tuition fees (or Financial Aid)
1. Logging into your Student Center
The following video is the best way to visually understand how to log onto your portal:
If you cannot view this video, then follow these steps:
- Open any web browser that is NOT Google Chrome.
- Go to www.SFSU.edu
- Click on "Login" at the top of the page
- Click on "SF State Gateway" portal link
- Type in your SF State Student ID# or SFSU email account and then your password
- Click "login"
- Under "Student" heading on your gateway portal, click "Schedule / Classes"
- Then, click onto "Fall 2014 Student Center" (see below)
2. Check and clear all holds
Once you have logged in from Step 1, you can view any holds within the "Holds" box at the top-right of your portal page.
If you have any hold(s), click on "details" for hold details. You must clear ALL hold(s) before registering for classes.
If you do see a hold on your portal, view the link below for all possible holds and how (or where) to clear them:
3. Print or create a Class Planner Worksheet
Make sure to bring this with you if you come for advising.
4. General Education Requirements:
As a new freshmen, you will mostly be working on the lower-division General Education courses.
A good schedule to start with for your fist semester would look something like the following:
- English 114, 104 (or 201+208 for multi-lingual speakers)
- Math (based on your placement and major)
- Critical Thinking or COMM 150
- U.S. History or U.S. Government
- Other lower-division GE, or
- Major prerequisites if you qualify (see below)
This is plenty to choose from to enroll into 12-16 units (max)
Note for AP credit scores!
Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) tests with "passing" scores may count for GE credit. Make a note on your planning sheet if you have any test scores.
Refer to the following links:
5. Major Class Options
If you are declared a major—look up and review your major requirements using the following resources.
Academic Programs (Majors):
Major 4-Year Road Maps:
7. Tuition/Financial Aid
After you successfully register for your classes (either part-time or for full-time), now you can make sure that your tuition fees are taken care of—either by paying yourself and/or with the assistance of financial aid.
Financial Aid (Cal Grants, Loans and Scholarships):