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Fall 2013: How to Register

  • Registration begins July 29 for classes that start throughout the fall term: August 26 - December 21.

Three Ways to Register in Advance

  1. Extended Learning Online Registration
    Monday-Sunday, 8:00am-12:00 midnight
    Online registration is not available the day a class is beginning.
    See Register Online for instructions.

  2. Phone Registration: 415.405.7700
    Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm
    Phone registration is not available the day a class is beginning.
    To make this a fast and easy process:
    Have your student ID and the schedule numbers of your classes ready New students may create their student record before calling at Create SF State ID.

  3. In-Person Registration
    Mandatory for classes beginning the same day.
    Fill out and bring in the registration form (PDF) to:
    SF State Extended Learning
    SF State Main Campus Office
    One Stop Student Services Center, SSB 101

    Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
    SF State Downtown Campus
    835 Market Street, 6th Floor

    Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-7:00pm;
    Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm; and
    Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm
    *Hours subject to change.

Holds/Financial Obligations

Students with holds at SF State are not eligible to register. Students with financial obligations have holds placed on their records and must pay debts prior to registration. Students with financial holds are allowed to register through SF State Extended Learning and cannot receive transcripts or SF State registration packets. If the obligation continues to appear on SF State reports, the student's name is submitted to the Franchise Tax Board. The State then has the authority to withhold amounts owed to SF State from any tax refund. Please call the SF State Bursar's Office at 415.338.1281 for information.

New Students

Students who have never registered at SF State (or did so prior to 1986), can still register by setting up their student record at Create SF State ID.

Students should be aware of registration, add/drop, withdrawal and refund deadlines that can affect academic status and cost money. For complete policy details, see the "Information & Policies" section, Open University policies, and the Calendar & Deadlines section.

Online Registration

Extended Learning online registration is strongly encouraged for all courses. Many classes reach their enrollment limit well before the first class meeting.

First Class Meeting Registration

If you plan to enroll at the first class meeting, please check this site for schedule changes and space availability. After obtaining the instructor's signature, you must submit completed registration form and payment by check, money order or cashier's check (no cash) to the college's SF State campus or Downtown Campus office.

Payment Due Date

When you enroll online at MySFSU, both your fees owed and due date will display at the top of your enrollment screen. You may confirm this information online at MySFSU. Fees are payable as soon as students are registered. If payment is not received by the end of the day on the payment due date, students are automatically dropped for non-payment. If you are an Open University student, please see the Payment Due Date on the Open University Registration page. Otherwise, payment due dates are calculated by adding five business days (excluding weekends and holidays), to the date of registration with the following exceptions:

  1. If registration takes place within five business days of the beginning of a course, fees are due the business day before a course begins.
  2. If a student registers for multiple courses with different due dates, total fees must be paid by the earliest due date.

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