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 Comeback website.
We are available to support you through your next steps of the college admission process. Here's how you can get in touch with us:
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
One Stop Student Service Center
Student Services Building, First Floor
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pacific Time
We’ve got you covered! Documents can be sent by mail to:
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.
We look forward to welcoming you to SF State and ensuring all students get to enjoy a rich campus life, as public health guidelines permit. In Fall 2021, we will be offering in-person/on-campus courses as well as a variety of hybrid and remote learning options.
We encourage you to review our Campus Comeback website for updates on classes and instruction.
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
A-G college preparatory courses taken in Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall 2020 terms and during Winter, Spring or Summer 2021 terms will be accepted with grades of "Credit" or "Pass".
All other coursework must be graded and a grade of C- or better must be earned for the course to satisfy “a-g” requirements.
Grades of credit/pass or no credit/no pass will not be included in the calculation of high school GPA.
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.