Returning and Continuing Students

Many former students return to SF State to complete their degrees.   


If you plan to return to SF State with a declared major, please contact the college resource center associated with the major you intend to pursue (see below) to determine next steps.

If you plan to return to SF State as an undeclared student, please call the UAC’s Virtual Front Desk to schedule a readmission appointment with the Undergraduate Advising Center.  

If you are a continuing student at SF State, please contact the college resource center for advising. This includes general education requirements and major requirements. 


The Ethnic Studies Advising Center (ESAC) is to serve all Ethnic Studies majors/minors and all students taking courses within the College with their academic, professional and personal goals, from the time of admission to the time of graduation. ETHS Advising works in collaboration with faculty and staff to promote self-advocacy and ensure student success. We advise students in a holistic manner and in a variety of formats including: virtual, in-person, and over the phone.

Visit the Ethnic Studies Advising Center (ESAC)

The College of Ethnic Studies was established in Fall 1969 through the efforts of dedicated students, faculty, and community members. The four departments and one program—Asian American Studies, Africana Studies, Latina/Latino Studies, American Indian Studies and Race and Resistance Studies—offer over 175 courses each semester to meet the needs of 6000 students. Our curriculum assists students complete their general education; pursue a personal interest in ethnic studies; teach subjects in elementary, secondary, community and college level institutions; or critically inform their professional and vocational skills in areas such as business, social welfare, law, and medicine.

Visit the College of Ethnic Studies main webpage

The Lam Family College of Business Student Success Center is dedicated to providing academic support and helps students achieve success in their academic and life goals. Our slogan is “We take care of business.”

Visit the Lam Family College of Business Student Success Center

The Lam Family College of Business at San Francisco State is a leading institution of business education in the San Francisco Bay Area, with an emphasis on preparing students to succeed in an economy that is global in nature.

Visit the Lam Family College of Business main webpage.

The Student Resource Center (SRC) is designed to help students in the development of an educational plan that is compatible with their academic and life goals. The SRC works in collaboration with other university resources including major departments and major advisors to provide additional support for the students within the College of Health & Social Sciences (CHSS).

Visit the Student Resource Center (SRC).

At the College of Health and Social Sciences, students develop their ability to make a significant, meaningful impact on their communities and society. Through classroom learning and practical experience, they receive professional preparation in a variety of fields promoting health, well-being and quality of life.

Visit the College of Health and Social Sciences main webpage

The Advising Resource Center (ARC), in SF State’s College of Liberal & Creative Arts, provides multiple support services to students. At the ARC, you can get information about general education and other requirements for your degree and about learning resources offered within the college.  

Visit the Advising Resource Center (ARC).

The College of Liberal & Creative Arts programs span the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences, as well as the interstices between disciplines. As scholars and artists, advocates and practitioners, our faculty work at the intersection of education and community; they engage diverse bodies of knowledge, connecting learning and application to the broader society.

Visit the College of Liberal & Creative Arts main webpage.

The College of Science and Engineering Student Success Center (CSSC) provides holistic academic advising services that meet students’ academic, professional, and personal goals to achieve success. We partner with CoSE students, faculty, and staff to extend beyond the classroom and support students as they transform into professional contributing members of their communities and the field of science.

Visit the COSE Success Center (CSSC).

The College of Science and Engineering (CoSE) is home to more than 350 faculty and staff members, including 172 tenured and tenure-track faculty and more than 7,000 students in eight departments and one school. CoSE also provides foundational education to students crossing the entirety of San Francisco State University.

Visit the College of Science and Engineering main webpage.

The Education Advising Community Hub (TEACH) supports students with the necessary resources to navigate through pathways that lead towards entering the field of education. TEACH aims to be a community for students to request information about teaching credential programs and graduate programs in education. Through academic advising, we support students in developing an academic plan that aligns with their interests in education. In addition, we also hold workshops and events to inform, empower, and inspire the next generation of students in pursuing meaningful careers in education.

Visit The Education Advising Community Hub (TEACH)

The Graduate College of Education prepares reflective, transformative educators, clinicians, leaders and scholars who advance the professions within education. Our graduates deliver education programs across the life span, demonstrating excellence in the art and science of teaching and learning, research on critical issues in education and communicative disorders, integration of new technologies and commitment to equity and social justice.

Visit the Graduate College of Education main webpage.