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

Pay Application Fee

The application fee is $100 (non-refundable). We will email you online payment instructions after receiving your application. Your application will be processed when your application 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 & Fee

Mail your application, supporting documents & application fee ($100 non-refundable). Make your check/money order payable to SFSU-CEL.

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


Application Deadlines

Spring: November 15
Fall: May 15


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.


Questions?

 


Forms

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