Apply to Graduate

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  1. Click on the [SF State Gateway]  button below to begin your Application for Award of Graduate Degree.
  2. Login to SF State Gateway and then choose the [Academics] tab. Here you can login to your Student Center by clicking the button ‘Student Center.’
  3. Once you are in your Student Center, in the dropdown menu under Academics, select ‘Apply for Graduation.’
  4. Follow instructions to Apply for Graduation and press ‘Submit Application’ when complete.
  5. Pay for your Application for Award of Degree online in your Student Center. For more information regarding methods of payment, please contact the Bursar’s Office at Phone (415) 338-1281.
Paying the Application Fee Through the Student Center

Post-Baccalaureate students can now pay graduate student related fees in their Student Center. Post-Baccalaureate students will now be able to easily access applicable fees under one convenient category listed as Graduate Division.

Here you will find options such as: Certificate fees, Diploma reissues, Thesis/Dissertation/Written Creative Works Processing fees, and Graduation Application fees. Payments may be made online by electronic check (NO fee) or credit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover) through SF State Gateway. Credit cards are accepted with a 2.75% un-refundable service fee retained by our third-party credit card service provider. A non-refundable service fee of 2.75% for each credit/debit card transaction will be added to the total payment amount. Service fees are retained by the vendor. The cardholder, will see two transactions on their statement, one for the university payment transaction and one for the service fee. A reminder, the service fee is nonrefundable.

To Make a Payment:

1) Click 'Make a Payment' hyperlink in your Student Center

2) Click ‘Click here to make a payment’ hyperlink in the following page

3) Select the ‘Graduate Division’ sub-category

4) Select the ‘Grad Division- Commencement & Diploma Application Fees’

5) Select the degree application period you will be applying for. *Note the selection must match your submitted application for graduation term.

6) Add the item to your cart

7) Select the ‘Checkout’ box to complete your transaction

Spring 2020
($40 application fee) ................................................................................................................... February 21, 2020

Spring 2020
(Final deadline - $45 application fee) ................................................................................. May 22, 2020


Summer 2020
($40 application fee) .................................................................................................................. July 10, 2020

Summer 2020
(Final deadline - $45 application fee) ................................................................................ August 7, 2020


Fall 2020
(1st deadline - $100 application fee) ................................................................................ September 25, 2020

Fall 2020
(Final deadline - $105 application fee) ............................................................................ Friday, December 18, 2020


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*Please note that the address you list as your diploma address is where your diploma will be mailed three to six months after graduation. If you move, it is your responsibility to update your diploma address in your ‘Student Center’ (this can be done under the ‘Personal Information’ tab by selecting, the drop down menu, choosing ‘Addresses’, pressing ‘Add a New Address’, and selecting the ‘Diploma’ option). If you do not update your diploma address your diploma will be mailed to the mailing address the university has on file. Addresses changed more than 45 days after graduation are not guaranteed for diploma delivery. You may have to formally request and pay for a new diploma to be sent to the desired address.


For more graduation information, please refer to the links below:

Commencement | Graduation Status | Top Five Reasons For Denial of Graduation | Request for Reissue of Diploma