Undergraduate Admission Appeals

Basis for Appeals

Admission decisions are based on the evaluation of the information reported on your Cal State Apply admission application, and/or academic records that were received. Applicants may appeal denial decisions if they believe the evaluation of application information was incorrect and that they are eligible for admission.

Appeal Procedure

Appeals must be submitted in writing either via the form below or via letter to: Undergraduate Admissions, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132. Appeals must be made within 15 days of the denial decision. There is a limit of one appeal per academic term. 

Appeals must include:

  • An explanation of the basis for the appeal, including how you meet the admissions requirements or how any extenuating circumstances (e.g., hospitalization, military service, family crisis) contributed to the requirements not being met. Please also include information on how and when the deficiencies are being made up.
  • Official transcripts and test scores
  • Documentation to support your appeal

After submitting the form below, combine all supporting documents into one PDF and send to ugappeal@sfsu.edu as an attachment. This may include, but is not limited to: unofficial transcripts, unofficial test scores, disability documentation, in progress coursework, etc.

Appeal Decision

Estimated time to issue appeal responses is 2-3 weeks after all appeal documents are received. Appeal decisions will be communicated to you via the email account on your admission application.


Appeal Form