Submitting Transcripts and GE/ADT Certification

Part of the admission process is to submit your official transcripts from all institutions you have attended to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment. If applicable, submit your AP, IB, and CLEP test scores as well.

Information for Incoming Students

Log in to your Student Center and look for:

  • Any items on your To Do List. In the To Do List, click "more" and then view the detailed information about each item.
  • Any official transcripts that have not been received. Click on the link to "Check Admissions Status" in the "New Students" box of your Student Center to see the Transcript Status section and any institutions where we have not received an official transcript.


Transcript Status Definition
Not Received Transcript is needed and has not yet been received.
Received Transcript received and is awaiting review. Status will get updated once reviewed.
Partial Transcript received and has in-progress courses. A final transcript will be needed later.
In Progress Transcript is not needed yet since all courses are in progress. A final transcript will be needed later.
Incomplete Transcript received but is missing courses or degree information. An updated transcript is needed.
Final or Evaluated Transcript received. All final grades and degrees have been posted.
Not Required Transcript is not needed.

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. For information on how to submit official transcripts, see the information below.

Submit an official copy of your transcripts from all colleges or universities that you have attended.

If you completed an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T), 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. For information on how to submit official transcripts, see the information below.

Visit the Division of Graduate Studies’ website for information on how to submit official transcripts.

All official transcripts must be submitted to SF State in your institution’s native language. If your transcript is not in English, it must be accompanied by a word-for-word translation completed by a certified translator.

How to submit transcripts 

Please note that all transcripts submitted become the property of SF State and will not be returned.

In light of COVID-19, we recommend that students submit transcripts electronically if this is available at your school or institution. Contact your school and request that your official transcripts be sent to SF State through a secure third-party transcript vendor.

SF State will accept electronic transcripts from vendors such as:

  • eTranscript California*
  • Speede*     
  • Parchment
  • Credential Solutions
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • e-SCRIP
  • Scoir
  • Overgrad
  • Joint Service Transcripts (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard)

*These vendors are recommended if available at your institution.

If your institution is only able to send transcripts by mail, paper official transcripts must be sent in a sealed transcript envelope to:

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

To be official, all transcripts must come directly from your school or institution. Any transcripts that arrive with a broken seal or that appear to be tampered with will be deemed unofficial.

Checking the status of your transcripts

After submitting your transcripts, you can check on the status of your transcripts in your Student Center by clicking the "Check Admission Status" link in the "New Students" box of your Student Center portal.

Please contact us if your transcript status has not been updated within three weeks from the time you submitted your transcript.


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