Newly Admitted Students

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You belong here. We are thrilled to welcome you to the Gator family! This checklist will guide you through the next steps to start your future at SF State.

Accept your admission offer now! Accepting your admission offer will secure your place in the program, obtain an SF State e-mail address, and receive enrollment appointments to enroll in courses.

  1. Log into Under the LaunchPad, click on the Student Center button.
  1. Once in your Student Center, go to the Admissions section and under the My Applications box, click Accept or Decline and ACCEPT YOUR OFFER!
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After accepting their admission offer, students will be automatically assigned an SF State email account. We will send detailed instructions regarding your SF State email account to your personal email address once it has been created. Once enrolled, you will receive critical reminders regarding class registration for the upcoming semester and other important information at that account.

You will also receive instructions for setting up two-factor authentication which will be required to access SF State information resources and helps protect your student account.

Registration for all newly admitted graduate students will begin on June 6, 2022 (check enrollment time in your Student Center)

Contact your academic program to see what courses to enroll in for your first semester.

View important dates on the Registrar’s Website. For more support join one of our upcoming End Registration Frustration workshops.

At the start of every semester, we host a New Graduate Student Orientation for all of our new incoming students. This is a general orientation in which we host a variety of different workshops designed with your success in mind. Fall 2022 New Student Orientation will be held virtually Tuesday, Aug. 9 – Friday, Aug. 12. Please refer to the orientation schedule of events below.

Your individual department may also be hosting an orientation session. This will be an event more specific to your studies, where you will get to meet members of your cohort/peers in your program and faculty.

We look forward to meeting you!

It is very important that you pay your tuition fees on time. Please review the Bursars website and mark your calendar for important due dates. Note that payment plans are available, and international funds can be sent using Flywire.

The first disbursement of financial aid will be one week before school starts. Subsequent disbursements occur once a week throughout the semester, and you will only receive a disbursement if there is any remaining aid needed to disburse for that semester.

Learn more on our Funding Your Education page.

Official electronic transcripts must be addressed to SF State Graduate Studies and sent directly from your institution to Transcripts submitted as attachments directly from the student will be considered unofficial and will not meet official transcript requirements.

Please send official, sealed transcripts to:

Division of Graduate Studies
1600 Holloway Avenue
Administration 254
San Francisco, CA 94132

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Spring 2023 New Graduate Student Orientation will be posted soon.


I need help with...

  • General SF State Questions
  • Accessing my Student Center
  • Submitting Official Transcripts

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  • Choosing my courses
  • Understanding my conditional admission
  • Other departmental inquiries