To Do List for Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admissions to SF State!

In order to secure your spot in your graduate program for this semester, you must do the following:


1. Accept Admission offer

If you plan to attend SFSU, you MUST accept your offer of admission as soon as possible. Login to your SF State Gateway and click on the “Admission Status Details” button for your semester of admission.  From there, you will be able to accept your admission offer and access your Student Center. 

Once you accept your offer of admission, you will be assigned a SFSU email account. We will send important information to you through this email account, including priority course registration dates and new student orientation information. Please note, you will not be able to register for  classes until you accept your offer of admissions. 


2. Clear any holds on your registration

All students must clear any existing registration holds before they can register for classes. You will need to clear Immunization, Health Insurance, and Financial holds before you can register for classes.

Immunization: SFSU requires ALL newly admitted students to submit immunization records for Measles, Mumps and Rubella. You should fax, mail, or submit proof of immunization in person directly to the Registrar's office. Registrar's immunization form.

Health Insurance: All international students are required to have health insurance while studying at SF State. Proof of insurance must be submitted directly to the Office of International Programs. Visit the Office of International Programs website for more details.


3. Register for classes and Pay fees:

You may register for classes and pay fees through self-service at your Student Center. 

To register for courses, please log into your SF Gateway and select the “Student Center” button and click on “Enrollment Appointment.” This will show you when your registration appointment begins and ends, and when open enrollment begins. To add classes within your enrollment appointment, select the “Add Classes” button.

To determine your fees will be, visit the Bursar’s website and select the semester that you will be attending. Fee information will be listed under the “Schedule of Tuition and Fees/Registration Process” button under each semester’s tab. 


4. New Orientation and Events:

View our calendar of events

Please see the Office of International Program’s website for more information on the mandatory International Student Orientation, which is listed under the “New Student” tab. 


5. Submit pending transcripts:

You must submit any outstanding official academic documents (transcripts, mark sheets, bachelor's degree certificates, final academic record, official TOEFL or IELTS test scores) to the Division of Graduate Studies. Failure to submit these documents will result in a hold placed on your record and you will not be allowed to register for your second semester. You can determine what outstanding documents the Division of Graduate Studies requires by logging into your Student Center and reviewing your “To Do List” and your “Holds” List on the right hand side of the page.