How to Apply

Apply for this program using Cal State Apply. Please read this page in full before applying.


How to Apply Expand

How to Apply

  • Review Cal State Apply Application TIPS
  • Go to Cal State Apply, select the term you wish to apply for, and hit the Apply button.
  • Create your Cal State Apply account and complete your Extended Profile. Be sure to choose “First Bachelor’s Degree” for the “Degree Goal” in this section.
  • Complete the Personal Information, Academic History and Supporting Materials sections of the application. 
  • To add the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies application:  Click on “Add Program”
    • Search for “San Francisco State University” under campus and “Extended Education” for source and choose the term you are planning to apply for. 
    • Choose the application designated for “Pre-Bachelor Applicants.” 
    • Complete the Required and Optional Questions 
    • Upload a copy of your Unofficial Transcript 
    • Submit the application

Dates and Deadlines

Spring 2022 Application Cycle

August 1, 2021

Applications Open

October 10, 2021

Application Deadline

October 20, 2021

Deadline for all official transcripts to be received*


Fall 2022 Application Cycle

October 1, 2021

Applications Open

January 28, 2022

Application Deadline

March 11, 2022

Deadline for all official transcripts to be received*

*Note: Complete applications with official transcripts will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Hard copy transcripts can take up to 4 - 6 weeks for processing.

Eligibility Expand


To be eligible for admission, students must have

  1. completed a minimum of 60 transferable semester (90 quarter) units,
  2. completed all lower-division General Education requirements,
  3. have a grade point average of 2.0 or better in all transferable units attempted,
  4. be in good standing at the last college or university attended, and
  5. have completed at least 30 semester units (45 quarter units) of college coursework with a grade of “C” or better in each course.

Transcripts Expand


All students must supply official transcripts* of their college work to be accepted into the program. Submit any unofficial transcripts showing college coursework at the time you complete your Cal State Apply application.

Please send hard copy original official transcript(s) to
College of Extended Learning 
San Francisco State University 
1600 Holloway Avenue 
San Francisco, CA 94132 

Please send electronic original official transcript(s) to:

*Current SF State degree seeking students and graduates are exempt from the Official Transcript submission requirement.

General Education Requirements

Information about lower-division General Education requirements is listed at SF State Bulletin > General Education.

Students who enter with an AD-T (AA-T or AS-T) can complete the program in two years with a full-semester load (15 units per semester).

Cross Registration or Concurrent Enrollment

Students can enroll at a local community college or CSU campus to complete university electives, program electives or lower-division General Education requirements. You may do this concurrently with your program enrollment. Once the course is completed, it will show up on your SF State transcript but is considered a non-campus course. Information and eligibility requirements are listed in the SF State Bulletin.