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Admission Requirements - San Francisco State University

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SF State advises prospective students that they must supply complete and accurate information on the application for admission, residency questionnaire, and financial aid forms. Further, applicants must, when requested, submit authentic and official transcripts of all previous academic work attempted. Failure to file complete, accurate, and authentic application documents may result in denial of admission, cancellation of registration or academic credit, suspension, or expulsion (Section 41301, Article 1.1, Title 5, California Code of Regulations).

SF State graduate students must reapply for admission to the University and the department/program if:

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Admission will be cancelled if an applicant is accepted by SF State for a given semester and does not enroll in that semester. Applicants who let their admission offer expire must file a new application, pay a new application fee, and meet the requirements for admission in effect for the new term to which they are applying. Readmission to a future semester is not guaranteed. An offer of admission may also be withdrawn by the graduate program if the applicant has not indicated their intent to enroll by the program deadline or has failed to meet a condition of admission set by the program.

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Applications for readmission and all supporting materials must be filed in the Division of Graduate Studies in accordance with current requirements and procedures. In order for previously matriculated SF State graduate students to be eligible for readmission, they must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all coursework attempted in graduate status and, if applicable, all coursework attempted at other colleges during their absence. If a student has attended any other educational institutions following attendance as a matriculated student at SF State, transcripts must be submitted for all academic work undertaken since the student last attended SF State. Students applying for readmission must have been in “good standing” at SF State and must have been making continuous progress toward degree before leaving their SF State program. Students wishing to re-enter with a GPA lower than 3.0 must improve their GPA by taking courses through CEL Open University before reapplying.

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Admissions Process - San Francisco State University

All graduate and post-baccalaureate applicants must provide the Division of Graduate Studies with one official transcript from each college or university attended, including community college and study abroad coursework. Separate transcripts from each college or university are required even though one transcript may show course work taken at another institution. Transcripts for coursework completed at SF State are not required. Applicants must check the academic department/program information to determine if a second set of official transcripts must be sent directly to the department. Official transcripts must be submitted in envelopes sealed by the issuing college or university. Copies of transcripts or opened official transcripts will not be accepted. Official transcripts sent electronically from authorized agencies, such as, Script Safe, eScript, etranscripts must be sent to . Transcripts which have been submitted for admission or evaluation become the property of the University and are not returned or copied for distribution outside of the University.

Undergraduate Admission - San Jose State University

Requirements for admission to San Francisco State University are in accordance with Title 5, Chapter 1, Subchapter 3, of the California Code of Regulations. Undergraduate applicants who are unsure of these requirements should consult a high school or community college counselor or San Francisco State University’s Admissions Office. Complete information is available at .

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An applicant who is a graduate of an institution without regional accreditation, or from an institution whose degree is not considered equivalent to a baccalaureate degree from this University in terms of quality and/or content (e.g., specialized, professional, or certain international institutions), may not be admitted directly to graduate or credential status at SF State. Applicants from non-accredited institutions should speak with the Senior Associate Director of Graduate Admissions to determine alternative preparation for graduate study. Additional coursework at the undergraduate level may be required. Information about regionally accredited universities can be found at the Council for Higher Education website (). International students should review the International Student Admission Requirements section below.