How to Apply for Academic Certificate Programs

International Admissions

There are three certificate programs available to international students seeking F-1 student status:


How to Apply

 

 

Step 1

Complete Application

Complete the online application.


Step 2

Prepare & Submit Supporting Documents

Email your supporting documents to celglobal@sfsu.edu. Supporting documents include: Transcript, Proof of English Proficiency, Financial Eligibility and copy of passport/student immigration documents. See the Step-by-Step Checklist (PDF) for details.


Step 3

Accept Admission Offer

If you are admitted to the program, a $100 non-refundable confirmation fee is required to secure your seat in the program. Payment instructions will be sent with the admission offer. A form I-20 for international students will be issued after the confirmation fee is received.

 

Step 1

Complete Application

Complete application form (PDF). This form can only be submitted by mail or in person for security reasons.


Step 2

Prepare Supporting Documents

Supporting documents include: Transcript, Proof of English Proficiency, Financial Eligibility and copy of passport/student immigration documents. See the Step-by-Step Checklist (PDF) for details.


Step 3

Submit Application & Supporting Documents

Mail your application and supporting documents to:

San Francisco State University
Center for Global Engagement / ALI
1600 Holloway Ave, HUM 101
San Francisco, CA 94132 USA


Step 4

Accept Admission Offer

If you are admitted to the program, a $100 non-refundable confirmation fee is required to secure your seat in the program. Payment instructions will be sent with the admission offer. A form I-20 for international students will be issued after the confirmation fee is received.


Priority Application Deadlines

Spring: November 15
Fall: May 15

*Late applications will be considered. Students will be accepted on a space-available basis.


Visa Information

Anyone with a valid non-immigrant visa (except B1/B2, F2, M2) may enroll in SF State Extended Learning courses. Although enrollment in SF State Extended Learning is not considered admission to SF State, an I-20 ("Certificate of Eligibility") for F-1 student status will be issued when students are accepted into a full-time certificate program in SF State Extended Learning and require a student visa to enter the country. Students entering the US using an F-1 visa must maintain full-time student status during the time they are enrolled in an approved certificate program at SF State Extended Learning.


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Forms

 


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