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SF State sets freshman, undergraduate transfer application deadline for Nov. 30

First-time freshmen and undergraduate transfer students urged to apply early, remember deadlines


SAN FRANCISCO, October 19, 2009 -- San Francisco State University has set early application deadlines for fall 2010. The deadline for both first-time freshmen and undergraduate transfers is November 30, 2009, the earliest in the University's history. Applicants for master's degree programs should check application deadlines for specific departments.

No undergraduate or transfer students will be admitted in spring 2010. Only select master's programs will admit students in the spring. For a list of graduate deadlines, visit http://www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy/program-deadline.htm

The admissions department at SF State strongly encourages applicants to pay close attention to deadlines, which will be strictly enforced. "Adhering to deadlines this year is imperative," said Jo Volkert, associate vice president of enrollment management. "Applicants should carefully read every e-mail we send them and pay attention to deadlines."

This fall, SF State is operating under campus impaction due to cuts in funding by the California State Government. Campus impaction means that students in SF State's six-county local area -- San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara -- will be admitted under normal standards, while students applying from outside those counties may need a higher grade point average or standardized test score to gain admittance.

In addition, SF State has seven impacted majors for fall 2010. Those include: psychology, journalism, dietetics, nursing, apparel design, interior design and social work. Students who plan to enter any of those seven majors are subject to higher entrance standards and must complete an additional application and list an alternate major when applying for admission. For fall 2010, only first-time freshmen will be allowed to enter SF State with an undeclared major. All undergraduate transfer students must declare a major when applying.

Applicants who think they may attend SF State and plan to live on campus are strongly encouraged to apply for housing as soon as possible, as space is limited. To apply for housing, visit http://www.sfsu.edu/future/housing/housing.html

For details on undergraduate admissions, majors and degree programs, costs, financial aid and student life at SF State, visit www.sfsu.edu/future, call (415) 338-2355 or e-mail outreach@sfsu.edu

For details about on-campus housing, call (415) 338-1067 or visit www.sfsu.edu/~housing

For information on graduate admissions, visit www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy or call (415) 338-2234.

SF State is the only master's level public university serving the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin. The university enrolls more than 30,000 students each year. With nationally acclaimed programs in a range of fields -- from creative writing, cinema and biology to history, broadcast and electronic communications arts, theatre arts and ethnic studies -- the University's more than 140,000 graduates have contributed to the economic cultural and civic fabric of San Francisco and beyond.



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