Admission Policies

Admission to the University

Students who are not admitted to San Francisco State University, may take SF State courses through Extended Learning. If a student later applies for admission to SF State, academic courses taken at SF State Extended Learning may be used toward a degree. SF State will generally accept 24 semester units toward a baccalaureate degree or six units toward a graduate degree. Registration in College of Extended Learning classes does not constitute admission to the University.

For deadlines and information about applying to SF State, please visit the SF State site. For undergraduate admissions, students may contact Admissions at (415) 338-1113. For graduate admissions, contact Graduate Studies at (415) 338-2234.


Advising for SF State Extended Learning programs is available from the program director or coordinator for each program. See the Extended Learning staff directory.

Re-Entry/Returning SF State Student Appointments

Re-entry appointments for returning SF State students can be made through the Undergraduate Advising Center by calling (415) 338-2103. These appointments are specifically for students who have already attended SF State in the past and are considering readmission. The appointments are designed to answer questions about readmission, alternatives to regular admission, and other university services of special interest to re-entry students.

Students with Disabilities

The disability community is a valued and integral component of life at SF State. Students with mobility, hearing, visual, functional (HIV/AIDS, psychological, environmental illness, etc.) and learning disabilities are encouraged to attend SF State. Students with a verified permanent or temporary disability are eligible to receive assistance in securing disability-related accommodations campus-wide from the Disability Programs & Resource Center.

Admitted SF State students who are registered with the Disability Programs & Resource Center will have an early priority registration date assigned. Extended Learning students who are registered with the Disability Programs & Resource Center may register for classes in person at the One Stop Student Center on Monday, July 20, 2020 before the regular registration period. Advance registration does not apply for Open University.

For more information, visit the Disability Programs & Resource Center in Student Services Center, room 110, or call (415) 338-2472 (voice) and (415) 338-7179 (TDD). Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Disability Programs & Resource Center also provides a consultative service for the campus at-large.

Confidentiality of Student Records

In response to requests for a student's academic record from individuals other than the student, SF State can provide the following information in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974: student's name, enrollment status, class level, major, degrees earned, semester (or dates) of enrollment.

Note: Not all of this information is recorded for SF State Extended Learning students. If further information is required, the student must submit a signed written request to SF State Extended Learning.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The California State University (CSU), in compliance with Title 6 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title 9 of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in any of its policies, procedures or practices; nor does the university discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or lifestyle. The nondiscrimination policy covers admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, university programs and activities, including but not limited to academic admission, financial aid, educational services and student employment. Inquiries regarding the university's equal opportunity policies or implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act may be referred to the Affirmative Action office (415) 338-2998, the campus office assigned the administrative responsibility for reviewing the policies, or write:
Regional Director of the Office for Civil Rights
Region 9
50 United Nations Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94102