To be admitted, students must pass the SF State bilingual entrance exam to demonstrate university level proficiency in Spanish and English (or have passed the federal written exam) AND have 60 semester units of prior college work (BA preferred).
Online Bilingual Entrance Exam
The online exam dates for fall 2018 admission are:
August 4, 5, 6 & 7, 2018
Candidates can only take the exam on these dates, and may only take the exam a maximum of two times. See Sample Questions (PDF). For additional study practice, see Federal Exam. Please note that the federal sample exam is more difficult than the Bilingual Entrance Exam.
To Register for the Bilingual Entrance Exam
- Obtain an SF State ID and Password.
Email Eric Bishop to request registration in the Bilingual Entrance Exam. Please include your:
- first name
- last name
- SF State ID number
- email address
Application for Admission
After you have been notified that you have passed the above exam, complete and return an application for admission (PDF), with a copy of your test results and a check for the non-refundable application fee $50.
Registration for Courses
Within seven to ten business days, you will be notified by email that your Certificate Program Application Form has been processed. You may then register for the Introduction to Interpreting class. The onsite Introduction to Interpreting class will be given online in the event of low registration. For registration instructions, see Register & Pay. Early registration is advised.
The required courses in this program carry full upper-division academic credit. Some courses may be applied toward a Spanish degree with a faculty advisor approval. For further information, contact the SF State Spanish Language Department 415.338.1421. Courses taken on a credit/no credit basis may not be used towards a Spanish major.