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This page is designed to help you find answers to the most frequently asked questions about San Francisco State University. Please make use of these links -- they are your fastest pathways to a helpful answer.

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Need help with your SF State ID or SF State password?

For help with your SF State ID or SF State password, visit the SF State ID, SF State password and login assistance page.

 

Looking for international student information?

For international student information such as how to apply and other admission requirements, please visit the Future Students Web Site.

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Interested in applying to SF State?

If you want to apply to SF State, or if you have questions about admissions requirements, fees, financial aid, or the transfer process, visit our Future Students Web site.

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What degrees and majors does SF State offer?

SF State offers a variety of majors -- undergraduate and graduate -- and the flexibility to combine them in various ways.

For a complete list of current programs and majors, please visit the Index of Academic Programs.

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Need information from or about a department?

If your questions do not pertain directly to the campus home page, please direct them to the most relevant department on campus. You can find e-mail, phone and Web sites for academic and administrative departments on the Departments page. Alternatively, you can give our search engine a try or use our convenient online Department Contact Form.

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Need to find what courses are being offered?

The Class Schedule lists courses and curricula for all academic departments, units, groups, and interdisciplinary and special studies programs offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Class Schedule is accessible online:

SF State Class Schedule

SF State College of Extended Learning Class Schedule

Online Courses

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Need an unofficial or official transcript?

For information on how to obtain an unofficial or official transcript, please visit the Registrar's Office Web Site.

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Looking for non-credit weekend courses, certificate and professional development programs, workshops, online courses and other flexible scheduling options?

SF State College of Extended Learning (CEL) offers hundreds of classes for professional development and personal enrichment. You can take regular University classes without formal admission to SF State. Classes are held on the main campus and at the Downtown Campus.

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Planning to visit San Francisco State University?

Visitor Services available online:

Campus Map

Campus Tours

Classroom/Office Locator

Getting to Campus

Parking and Transportation

Photo Tour

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Looking for students, faculty or staff on campus?

Student Phone Numbers

We do not publish student phone numbers because it is a violation of SF State's policy on Privacy Rights of Students in Education Records and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). The policy states:

"All student records at San Francisco State University are kept in accordance with the provision of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). The university defines as "directory information" and normally makes public only the following information from a student's record: current enrollment status, class level, major, semesters (or dates) of enrollment, degrees earned, and extra-curricular achievements. The university does not release any other information, including courses, grades, addresses and telephone numbers to the general public unless a student requests it."

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Looking for employment information?

  • Visit the Human Resources Job Opportunities page for information on Faculty/Administrator Positions and Staff Positions.
  • The Career Center's Employment page provides a list of job opportunities for students.

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Need to contact SF State by mail, phone or e-mail?

To reach a department or program by mail, address your letter as follows:

The specific department or unit you wish to reach
c/o San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

You must include the name of the appropriate department or unit. You can also send an e-mail message to the sfsuinfo@sfsu.edu address or call SF State's Directory Assistance at (415) 338-1111. There is no general fax number. Please contact the appropriate department or unit if you wish to send a fax.

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Need an SF State Bulletin (catalog)?

The SF State Bulletin provides up-to-date information about University courses, programs, policies, and procedures.

Printed copies of the University Bulletin (Catalog) may be purchased in person or ordered by mail from the University Bookstore. For information regarding cost, mail orders and shipping, call (415) 405-3523. Older versions of the Bulletin can be found in the Special Collections & Archives section of the J. Paul Leonard Library.

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Have questions or comments about this Web site?

Overall direction for SF State Web services is guided by the Information Technology Web Committee. If you have a question, comment or suggestion regarding the SF State home page, please e-mail www@sfsu.edu or complete the SF State Web Feedback Form.

PLEASE NOTE: Although we welcome all types of inquiries, you will get a faster answer regarding applications, transfers, financial aid, or other related matters if you use the Department Contact Form.

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