Applying for Admissions
Applicants to undergraduate and graduate programs should apply electronically at the CSU Mentor Web site. The CSU Mentor site provides information about majors, filing deadlines, impacted programs and more.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will take undergraduate applications from students who are:
- First-time freshmen - Student's college credit is limited to units granted based on active duty service or for service training.
- Upper division transfers - Student has completed at least 60 transferable semester units or 90 transferable quarter units. Credit earned for military experience and training counts toward upper division status.
The Office of Graduate Studies accepts applications for masters or doctoral degrees and teaching credential programs. For more information, call (415) 405-3506.
Planning for Admission
Staff members in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions can help active duty military and veterans plan admission to San Francisco State. The Admissions Office can prepare a pre-admission review of your academic record, assess your level of preparation for admission, and develop a plan to help you complete any unmet admission requirements.
Complete veterans requirements for undergraduate and graduate admission to the California State University can be found on the California State University veterans education website.
Credit for Military Training in Non-Collegiate Settings
SF State grants undergraduate degree credit for successful completion of non-collegiate instruction, either military or civilian, as recommended by the Commission on Educational Credit and Credentials of the American Council on Education. The number of units allowed are those recommended in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Services and the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.
Six semester units of credit are awarded for being on active duty for at least one year in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. Three of these units can be used to complete Area E of the CSU General Education Program.
Documents that should be submitted to assess credit for military education are:
- SMART transcript for the Navy and Marines
- AARTS transcript for the Army
- Community College of the Air Force transcript
- Coast Guard transcript
These documents can be requested online at:
SF State also awards credit for College Level Education Program (CLEP) subject examinations in Statistics and Calculus. Credit may also be awarded for Defense Activities in Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES) up to a maximum of 24 semester units.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will assist you with questions you may have about transfer credit to determine your student level and admission eligibility.
(415) 338-6486, (office)
Brian Gallagher, Graduate Admissions
Graduate Division Office
Visit the SF State Future Students website for more information about becoming a student at SF State.