Graduate Advising

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How can an San Francisco State Graduate Advisor assist you?

The Division of Graduate Studies offers counseling and advising regarding issues ranging from admission to graduation. Whether you are a current, prospective masters, doctoral or credential student, we are here to assist you.

Services Offered

  • Graduate school application support: Admissions policies, domestic application procedures, re-applying to the university, University policies and procedures
  • Career exploration: Career exploration, resumes, cover letters, post-graduate applications and essays
  • Continuing Student Issues: Graduate program specialists/Policies and procedures
  • Probation Guidance & Support: Academic planning and GPA analysis, personal and academic stress
International Students

Students who received their undergraduate diploma from outside the United States may contact International Admissions at (415) 338-2234 or

* If you have quick questions that do not require an advising session, please contact Grad Stop at (415) 338-2234 or

Speak With A Graduate Studies Advisor!

Graduate Advisors are available for drop-in advising to meet with prospective and current students for support. For available drop-in advising days and hours, please view our advising schedule.

Students are welcome to visit the Graduate Studies Office (Administration Building – Room 254) anytime during our advising hours to meet for advising. Drop-in advising is conducted for 30 minutes sessions and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have quick questions that do not require an advising session, contact Graduate Studies Advising at (415) 405-3655 or e-mail to

Fall 2020 Advising Schedule

  • Mondays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

There will be no advising available during SF State academic holidays.

For GPA calculations, please bring unofficial copies of your transcripts from all colleges/universities attended to advising.



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