Division of Graduate Studies

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Steps to apply for Admission to a Graduate Program


Steps To Applying:

The Graduate Admission Application For San Francisco State University Is a Two-Part Process. You must complete and submit BOTH parts of your application to be considered for admission.


Part One:

1. Apply to graduate study at SFSU Apply online through http://www.csumentor.edu/AdmissionApp/grad_apply.asp. The Office of Graduate Admissions no longer accepts paper applications to graduate programs.The application fee is 55.00 USD and we recommend that you pay online by credit card at the moment you submit your application.


2. Send or transmit electronic documents to the Division of Graduate Studies the following:

Official academic documents from every college or university ever attended. $55.00 application fee by check or money order if you did not pay online by credit card. Please make check or money order payable to San Francisco State University.

Send the above documents to:

          Graduate Admissions
          San Francisco State University
          1600 Holloway Ave., ADM 250
          San Francisco, CA 94132


We accept electronic transcripts from regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities sent through third-party delivery services such as eSCRIP-SAFE, Docufide, and Parchment.  We also accept electronic transcripts sent directly to us from your university.  All electronic transcripts must be sent directly to graddocs@sfsu.edu


Part Two:

1. Apply directly to your program or major. Review your intended program of study/department's website for specific graduate admission criteria. Below are links to all SFSU program/department websites:


2. Send all department specific admission materials directly to your intended major/program of study. Send letters of recommendation, statements of purpose, GRE/GMAT scores, etc. directly to your major/program of study.

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