CEL 101

Get to Know the College of Extended Learning (CEL)

What is CEL?


  • CEL is one of seven colleges reporting to Academic Affairs with a mission to create programs for students who otherwise would not have access to SF State.
  • CEL makes these programs available without using any state funding (general fund).
  • CEL offers academic credit, CEU (Continuing Education Unit) training, professional development classes and certificates. CEL also administers Open University, Winter Session and the ElderCollege program.

To learn more about the College of Extended Learning, download our CEL 101 Fact Sheet and Annual Report.

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Learn More about CEL


College of Extended Learning 101 - Fact Sheet


College of Extended Learning Annual Report