New Student & Family Programs | San Francisco State University

Congratulations on your admission to San Francisco State University! Your acceptance should be a source of pride to you and your family. Aside from reaffirming your own achievements, your admission allows you to embark on one of the most rewarding chapters of your life. Now take a deep breath, and take it all in. You’re a Gator now!

The First-Year Experience courses at San Francisco State University aid students in transitioning to university life by fostering intellectual identity, fostering relationships, engaging with campus and community life, developing self-advocacy skills, aligning with university values, embracing diversity, and empowering students to take charge of their education.

With Enrollment at the Student Services building, you can access support for enrollment, housing, academic probation, fee payment, and student resources like transcripts. The Class Schedule assistance and registration guides streamline the registration process. Here are the details:


  • Ensure you communicate with the appropriate personnel to avoid confusion.
  • Utilize the Class Schedule feature to organize your classes and check availability.
  • If you wish to join a class after the term starts, approach the instructor for possible enrollment with a permission number.

With Counseling & Advising San Francisco State University (SFSU), students can access comprehensive advising and counseling services to support their academic and personal growth. The Counseling & Advising department provides a range of resources and assistance tailored to student needs.

The services offered include:


  1. Academic Advising: Professional advisors help students navigate degree requirements, course selection, and academic planning to ensure progress towards graduation.

  2. Personal Counseling: Trained counselors offer confidential support for students facing personal challenges, stress, or mental health concerns. Counseling services aim to promote well-being and academic success.

  3. Career Guidance: Students can receive guidance on career exploration, job search strategies, resume writing, and interview preparation to help them make informed career decisions.

  4. Major Exploration: Advisors assist students in exploring different majors, understanding career paths associated with each major, and aligning academic interests with future goals.

  5. Referrals and Resources: The Counseling & Advising department provides referrals to additional campus resources and community services to address specific student needs beyond academic and personal counseling.