|Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
*Non-refundable confirmation fee.
|Application Deadline||May 15||November 15|
|Program Dates||Late August - Late December||Late January - Late May|
|Estimated Cost of Living||$11,566||$11566|
Certificate students pay a flat program fee of $6,700 per semester which includes academic course fees ($4,740) and miscellaneous fees ($1,960). The program fee must be paid in full seven calendar days prior to the first day of semester instruction. See below summary of key dates and refund policies for academic course fees and miscellaneous fees. Please note the application fee is non-refundable.
Withdrawal from the Program
|Withdrawal Date||Miscellaneous Fees|
Withdrawal request submitted on or before August 20
(before orientation day)
Withdrawal request submitted August 21 - August 25
(orientation day through the day prior to 1st day of semester instruction)
Withdrawal request submitted on or after August 26
(1st day of semester instruction and beyond)
Drop/Withdrawal from an Academic Course
|Drop/Withdrawal Date||Academic Course Fees|
|Class dropped on or before September 16||100% refund|
|Withdrawal Period: Class dropped between September 17 and September 22||75% refund|
|Withdrawal Period: September 24 and beyond - No drops||0% refund|
Spring 2019: January 28, 2019 - May 23, 2019
Fall 2019: August 26, 2019 - December 21, 2019
Please note: Fall 2019 orientation will begin on Wednesday, August 21. All new students are required to attend.
Students are required to purchase the CSU/SF State sponsored insurance offered by Relation. The only two exceptions to this are:
Fall 2019: $735
Spring 2020: $735
Purchasing instructions will be included in your admissions packet.
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 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 program at SF State Extended Learning.
Graduate Study: TOEFL iBT80, IELTS 6.5 or the equivalent. Scores must be less than 2 years old.
See English Proficiency Requirement
Students from certain countries may be exempt from the English Proficiency requirements. Please review English Proficiency Requirement for details.
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