SF State Password & ID



SF State ID

The Internal Revenue Service requires that students provide their Social Security Number when creating their student record in order for the University to generate a 1098-T form for qualified tuition and any education related tax credits. After a student record is set up, students will use their SF State Identification Number for every transaction at the University.

New Students

New students will need to use the Quick Admit site to set up an SF State ID and Password prior to registering.

Existing Students

If you are a returning student, you can look up your SF State Identification Number online using your Social Security Number and birthdate.

SF State Password

Your SF State Password is a secure password, created by you, that is used with the SF State Identification Number to login to your student record. If you do not have an SF State Password, you can request one using the SF State Password Service. Part of setting up your SF State Password is to select six security questions and answers that will be used if you need to reset your SF State Password.

Your SF State Password cannot be looked up. If you forgot your password, you can create another password using the SF State Password Service or visit SF State ID and Password and Login Assistance.

Password Reset Codes

Before requesting a password reset code please use the SF State Password Service to request a password change. Password reset codes can be issued to students after your identity has been confirmed.

A password reset code is given to you when you are unable to use the SF State Password service. Password reset codes are used to login to the SF State authentication service. Once a password reset code is entered you will need to select password reset questions before you set your password.

If you are unable to use the online SF State password service you can request a password reset:

  • By email at sfsucel@sfsu.edu
  • In person at either of our two registration locations

To request a password reset, send or bring in the following items:

  • Copy of your government-issued photo ID with signature
    (e.g., driver's license, state ID, passport)
  • SF State ID number
  • Email address
  • Your signature

Password reset requests can take up to two business days to process.

Students who have problems using SF State Password should contact Extended Learning by phone at (415) 405-7700, by email at sfsucel@sfsu.edu, or in-person at either campus.

Faculty who need assistance using the SF State Password site should contact Human Resources at (415) 338-1872 or hrwww@sfsu.edu.