Six Essential Steps to becoming a Gator

 

We are thrilled to welcome you to the Gator family. To make it official, there are six important steps that all admitted students need to complete to confirm enrollment. Whether you are a freshman, transfer, or returning student, you will need to confirm your intent enroll. This checklist will walk you through those steps to start your future at SF State.

 

To accept your offer, you first need to set up your Student Center account with a password. Visit the SF State ID for New Student Password set up to complete this step. Make sure you have your student ID number handy provided in your acceptance notice. You’ll need it.

Now let’s accept that offer.

  1. Log into your brand-new Student Center account at gateway.sfsu.edu. Under the Future Students heading, click on Application Status. When prompted, click the Access Student Center button.

  1. Once in your Student Center, go to the Admissions section and under the My Applications box, click Accept or Decline and ACCEPT YOUR OFFER!

  1. When prompted, pay the non-refundable $100 deposit, which is applied to your first-semester tuition (unless eligible for an automatic waiver). Select the type of payment and complete the payment process. Make sure you don’t have pop-ups blocked on your browser, or you won’t be able to complete payment.

  1.  Your Student Center will automatically update with your acceptance status.

 Having problems, need help troubleshooting? Try watching the Accept Admissions Offer video or contact our admission reps at (415) 338-6486 or ugadmit@sfsu.edu, who will guide you through the process.

Who doesn’t want early advising and course registration? Sign up for freshmen orientation beginning April 19 and transfer student orientation beginning May 3. Space is limited, visit the New Student Programs website to signup.

At SF State, you will find a variety of housing options with everything you need to make you feel comfortable in your new home and to help you make a smooth transition to college life.

The Housing application opens March 15, 2021 – For more information on how to apply, visit the Housing website.

  1. Sign-in to your Student Center. Under Student, select Financial/Jobs

  2. Select the Access Student Center button

  3. Under the Finance section, click View Financial Aid and select 2022 as your aid year.

  4. To accept your Financial Aid Award, click on Accept/Decline awards at the top of the page. Remember to select 2022 as your aid year.

If you have any questions, about your award, visit the Financial Aid website.

Freshmen

Submit an official copy of your final high school transcripts that show all of your grades and your date of graduation. If you have taken courses at a community college or university, you will need to have transcripts sent to SF State directly from the institution in order to get credit.

Mail final transcripts no later than Monday, July 15, 2021, to: Undergraduate Admissions, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132. 

Transfers

Submit an official copy of your current transcripts from all current coursework by April 1 to: Undergraduate Admissions, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132. 

Mail final transcripts no later than Monday, July 15, 2021, to: Undergraduate Admissions, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132. 

If you completed an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AST), submit your transcript with the date of ADT certification. If applicable, submit your General Education Certification after it has been certified by your school’s records or registrar’s office.

Visit the Transcripts and GEADT Certification page for more information on how to submit your records.

Check your email regularly for updates from the Admissions Office and log on to your Student Center and click on the To Do List section to make sure you complete any additional items on your list.