San Francisco State University understands how difficult this time might be for you and your family. The following FAQs are provided to help you answer some of your pressing questions so you can continue taking the next steps toward your future at SF State.
For the most up-to-date information about how the campus is responding to COVID-19, please visit SF State’s Campus Plan website.
We wish we could show you our beautiful campus, but unfortunately all guided on-campus tours are canceled at this time. We encourage all students interested in seeing the campus to instead do a virtual tour.
We have transitioned to remote operations, but we are still available to support you through your next steps of the college admission process. There are multiple ways to get in touch with us during this time:
Available Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pacific Time
Domestic admissions: 415-338-6486
International admissions: +1 415-338-2382
Prospective students: 415-338-2355
Domestic admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
International admissions: email@example.com
Prospective students: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chat with an admissions counselor, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – noon PST and 1 – 3 p.m. Pacific Time
We’ve got you covered! Our One Stop windows are closed at this time, but we are still able to receive documents by mail:
San Francisco State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Or you can use the drop box in the first floor lobby of the Student Services Building.
This announcement provides current and future students and their families with assurances that the CSU is and will continue to work diligently on the health protocols needed for a safe return to campuses in fall and to allow all more time to plan.
As always, the health and safety of our campus community will be our top priority. We encourage you to review our Campus Plan website for updates.
If you do not enroll in the term of your admission then you must reapply for future admission consideration and meet the requirements that are in effect at that time.
Incoming First-Time Freshmen
No. For courses taken during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be accepting credit or pass grades to satisfy "A-G" subject requirements. Grades of credit/pass or no credit/non-passing will not be included in the high school GPA calculation.
Incoming Transfer Students
No. For courses taken during the COVID-19 pandemic, credit or pass grades will satisfy the General Education requirements [Oral Communication (Area A1), Written Communication (Area A2), Critical Thinking (Area A3) and Quantitative Reasoning (Area B4)]. Grades of credit/pass or no credit/non-passing will not affect your transfer GPA. Baccalaureate-level courses with credit/pass grades will still be counted in your transferable units.
Incoming International Students
Please visit our website for a list of tests we accept and the scores required, including the TOEFL Special Home Edition and the IELTS Indicator which are being offered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.