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Dates and Deadlines

Find the latest information on important dates and deadlines for Admissions, Financial Aid and Housing. See what's happening on the SF State campus, upcoming events, the schedule for campus tours and when representatives from SF State will be coming to a high school or community college near you!

Spring 2018 Admission

Undergraduate Students

Initial Application Period: August 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017.

Priority Application Deadline: August 31, 2017.

Apply online at Cal State Apply

The following undergraduate majors have an application deadline of August 31, 2017 for Spring 2018. Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts, Child and Adolescent Development, Cinema

The following undergraduate majors will NOT be open for Spring 2018 admission.

Apparel Design and Merchandising, Biology (all concentrations), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Dietetics, Health Education, Industrial Design (all concentrations), Kinesiology (all concentrations), Nursing (APO RN to BSN programs), Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Visual Communication Design.

For more information about impacted majors visit admissions.sfsu.edu/impaction.

Students who missed the Spring 2018 application deadline or wish to apply to one of the majors listed above, can apply for Fall 2018 beginning on October 1, 2017. Please visit www.calstate.edu beginning October 1, 2017 to apply for Fall 2018.

International Students

International students (both graduate and undergraduate) may apply for Spring 2018 admission using the international application form on Cal State Apply.

SF State University will begin accepting applications from international students for the Spring 2018 term on August 1, 2017. Please read more about deadlines important to international students at: admissions.sfsu.edu/intl.

Graduate Students

SF State's Division of Graduate Studies will begin accepting applications for the Spring 2018 term on August 1, 2017. Spring deadlines for graduate programs vary by department, however graduate applicants are advised to submit all university and program application materials as early as possible. For more information on graduate program deadlines, please see the Graduate Programs & Application Deadlines webpage for more details.

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Fall 2018 Admission

Undergraduate Students

The initial application period for admission to the Fall 2018 term begins on October 1, 2017. The deadline to apply for Fall 2018 admission is November 30, 2017. Students interested in Fall 2018 should apply online at www.calstate.edu beginning on October 1, 2017.

The following undergraduate majors are impacted at SF State:

Apparel Design and Merchandising, Biology (all concentrations), Business Administration (accounting concentration only), Chemistry and Biochemistry, Dietetics, Environmental Studies (all concentrations), Health Education, Industrial Design (all concentrations), Kinesiology (all concentrations), Nursing (all programs), Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Visual Communication Design.

For more information about impacted majors, including supplemental application deadlines and other requirements for admission, visit admissions.sfsu.edu/impaction.

International Students

SF State University will begin accepting applications from international students for the Fall 2018 term on October 1, 2017. Please read more about deadlines important to international students at: admissions.sfsu.edu/intl.

Graduate Students

SF State's Division of Graduate Studies will begin accepting applications for the Fall 2018 term on October 1, 2017. Fall deadlines for graduate programs vary by department, however graduate applicants are advised to submit all university and program application materials as early as possible. For more information on graduate program deadlines, please see the Graduate Programs & Application Deadlines webpage for more details.

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Accept Admission Offer & Pay $100 Enrollment Deposit

Students entering SF State in Fall 2018 must accept their admission offer and pay a non-refundable Enrollment Confirmation Deposit online between April 1-May 1. Students admitted after May 1 must accept their offer within two weeks of their admis sion date. To file your Accept Admission Offer please go to your Student Center on the SF State Gateway.

For more information on "Accept Admission Offer" including frequently asked questions, please visit: registrar.sfsu.edu/aao.

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Apply for Campus Housing

At SF State on-campus housing is not required and not guaranteed. Applying for a space on campus is a separate process from the University admission. Housing spaces are accepted first-come, first served based on application dates and license agreement dates. Students are encouraged to apply for University housing as early as possible after you receive your SF State ID # via email from Undergraduate Admissions. For more information, call (415) 338-1067, or e-mail housing@sfsu.edu.

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Apply for Financial Aid

To receive financial aid, you must reapply using the FAFSA or CA Dream Application every year. The priority postmarked deadline is from January 1 to March 2 for the next academic year. For more information, visit the Financial Aid web site.

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Sign up for Orientation

Orientation is the only way for new freshmen and transfer students to receive advising and early registration for classes. There are many dates for orientation on campus plus some Southern California dates. Sign up for orientation when you accept your offer of admission.

Note: For freshmen, early priority registration for classes and mandatory advising for freshmen happens at orientation. Students who fail to complete an orientation will not participate in Early Priority Registration for classes but will register last, after all other students have registered. Make every effort to sign up early! For dates and information, go to newstudentprograms.sfsu.edu/

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