Already Applied

So what should you do once you've applied to San Francisco State? First and foremost, you should concentrate on your studies: get those good grades and take the necessary tests by the correct deadlines. 

Check out the information below while we review your application.

Check Your Application Status

You can check your application status online. You should expect to receive your San Francisco State University Identification Number within two to four weeks of submitting your application.

Financial aid

Prospective students can check their financial aid application status, view and accept their financial aid award offer through the SF State Gateway.

  1. Login to your Student Center on the SF State Gateway: gateway.sfsu.edu
  2. In the center of the next page in the "Finances" section, choose on "View Financial Aid"
  3. Check your "To Do" List for any required documents.

Housing

Housing applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applying for housing on campus is a separate process from the University admission process. Because obtaining housing on campus is not guaranteed, it’s important to apply early.

Residency

Residency Questions? Visit www.calstate.edu/sas/residency.

Submitting Electronic Transcripts

San Francisco State University accepts electronic transcripts directly from many colleges and universities.  Please request transcripts to be sent electronically when possible.  Please only submit transcripts when you receive a transcript request email from the Undergraduate Admission Department.  Sending electronically will expedite the processing and review of your transcripts.  To see if your school(s) submit transcripts electronically, please check the link below for your institution(s).

Admission by Exception Based on Disability

All prospective students apply to the university through the standard admission procedure found at www2.calstate.edu/apply.

If you have applied, and you know that you will be unable to complete a specific course requirement because of a disability, you may appeal to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Your appeal on the basis of disability for the fall semester should be submitted no later than July 15th. Your appeal on the basis of disability for a spring semester should be submitted no later than December 1. The Undergraduate Admissions Office will consult with the Disability Programs and Resource Center as needed.

Your appeal needs to include:

  • Disability documentation by a qualified professional that illustrates how the disability has affected completion of the subject requirement in question, (e.g. psychoeducational evaluation.)
  • Evidence of any previous attempts to fulfill the missing subject requirement with accommodations at the college level, (e.g. use of disability services verification from a previous college.)
  • And an explanation of how the student can be successful in a degree program at SF State even though the requirement has not been completed, (e.g. letter of support from a community college disability services counselor.)

Please submit all appeal materials to:

San Francisco State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

Note that if your appeal is supported, course substitutions may limit later enrollment in certain majors, particularly those involving mathematics.

Your questions can be directed to SF State Undergraduate Admissions office at 415/338-6486 or ugadmit@sfsu.edu.

Applicants should register with the Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) once they are admitted or conditionally admitted.

Important Dates - Spring 2020

Action Date
Housing Priority Application Deadline November 15, 2019
Spring 2020 Accept Admissions Offer Deadline December 2, 2019
Final transcript deadline January 17, 2020
First Day of Instruction January 27, 2020
FAFSA Deadline March 2, 2020

Important Dates - Fall 2020

Action Date
Fall 2020 Priority Application Deadline November 30, 2019
FAFSA Deadline March 2, 2020
Housing Priority Application Deadline March 15, 2020
Fall 2020 Final Application Deadline May 1, 2020
Final transcript deadline July 17, 2020