Summer Session enrollment is open to everyone ― admitted SF State students, prospective students, visitors and the community. Summer Session is an excellent opportunity to meet the faculty, get to know the campus and get acquainted with other students. The credit you earn may count toward your degree.
Summer Session Dates
R1: June 10-July 12 (5 weeks)
R2: June 24-August 16 (8 weeks)
R3: July 15-August 16 (5 weeks)
R4: June 10-August 16 (10 weeks)
Quick Reference Guide
- Step 1
Check the Class Schedule.
- Step 2
Register before paying fees
You can add and drop classes at MySFSU.
- Step 3
Pay fees after registering
View payment information at How to Pay.
- Step 4
To apply for financial aid, fill out the summer Financial Aid Request Form, available at Summer 2013 Financial Aid Information.
How to Register
All admitted SF State students should register online on MySFSU.
Non-admitted SF State students who do not yet have an SF State ID should visit Create SF State ID to create their SF State ID and review registration procedures.
Students who have problems registering can contact our office by phone at 415.405.7700, or in person at the Main Campus (Onestop Student Services) or Downtown Campus (835 Market, 6th Floor).
April 15, 2013 and After:
8:00am-midnight: Open Registration
Registration is open to non-admitted as well as admitted students.
|Fees for resident and nonresident students are the same.|
|Undergraduate SF State Students||$360/unit|
|Credential/Certificate SF State Students||$385/unit|
|Postbacc/Graduate SF State Students||$395/unit|
|Non-Admitted Students (Student not admitted to SF State)||$395/unit|
Fees will be charged on a per unit basis according to the above chart. Students who are disqualified from SF State will be considered as 'non-admitted' students for summer. Students admitted for fall 2013 will not be considered admitted to SF State for summer.
R1 = May 24 / R2 = June 7 / R3 = June 28 / R4 = May 24
Payment for course fees must be submitted AFTER registering for classes. After enrolling, MySFSU will display your payment due date at the top of your registration page. You can add and drop classes online up until your payment due date as long as no payment has been submitted. Once payment is processed, our office will assume that your schedule is final and drops will only be allowed by contacting our office in-person or by phone, 415.405.7700. It is very important that students note their payment due date when registering. Failure to pay course fees by the payment due date will result in students being dropped from classes for non-payment. If you have a Financial Aid Fee Deferment in your record, you must drop any courses you do not want in person or by phone, 415.405.7700.
See How to Pay.
Financial aid is available to admitted SF State students who are taking summer session classes. To apply for financial aid, fill out the summer Financial Aid Request Form.
Financial Aid Links
For a financial aid fee deferment, students must have their financial aid approval on file with the Financial Aid office. Students should check their status with a Financial Aid Advisor.
If you have a Financial Aid Fee Deferment in your record, you must drop any courses you do not want in person or by phone, 415.405.7700. Financial Aid recipients are obligated to remain enrolled in and pass a certain number of units. Upon a Financial Aid recipient's withdrawal from school, SF State is required by the Federal government to calculate, collect, and return a portion of Federal Financial Aid grant or loan funds received by the student. The calculated returned Aid funds are credited to outstanding Federal loan balances and grant programs received by the student. For more information on Title IV return calculations, please see Financial Aid.
Wait Lists/Full Classes
There will be no wait lists for summer. If a class becomes full, continue to check back to see if a seat opens before the class begins. The best way to do this is to login to your record on MySFSU, and attempt to enroll in the class. If a seat has opened up in the class and you are logged in, you can enroll yourself instantly at that time.
If you still have not been able to enroll in a class prior to its begin date, you may attend the first meeting. If the instructor approves your admission to the class, and gives you a permit number, use the schedule number and permit number to enroll online at MySFSU.
Read the course description and footnotes in the class schedule. If you have not met the prerequisites and later must drop or withdraw from a course, you will be subject to standard refund deadlines and policies. Read the course descriptions to be sure you fulfilled any prerequisites and are eligible to enroll in each course. Complete course descriptions are listed in the SF State Bulletin and are available online, in the library, and in the SF State Bookstore.
Transfer of Fees 415.405.7700
Students can add and drop classes online up until their payment due date as long as payment has not been submitted or they do not have a Financial Aid Fee Deferment. After payment is submitted or the session has begun, students need to contact the Extended Learning office to add and drop and transfer fees within the add/drop deadline for that session. Transfer of fees is permitted only if the transaction is submitted in person on one add/drop form, or by phone to SF State Extended Learning by the Add/ Drop Deadline. If the amount of the added course exceeds the amount of the available refund for the dropped course(s), the non-refundable portion of the dropped course fees can be applied toward total fees due. These non-refundable fees are not included in any subsequent refund calculation. Students should not transfer fees more than three times during summer session. After the Add/Drop Deadline, there is no refund or transfer of fees, and students must follow the withdrawal procedures for academic credit courses.
Refund amounts are calculated on a per class basis according to the formula for refunds established in Title V of the California Administrative Code. Students may use this chart to calculate the amount of the refund check they can expect to receive in 6-8 weeks.
Summer Sessions Refund Deadlines & Calculations
(R1, R2, R3, R4 only)
(less $20 refund processing fee)
Refund of 65% of Total Fees
|R1||Course dropped on or before 1st day of course prior to start of class||
After June 21
|R2||Course dropped on or before 1st day of course prior to start of class||
After July 5
|R3||Course dropped on or before 1st day of course prior to start of class||
After July 26
|R4||Course dropped on or before 1st day of course prior to start of class||
After June 21
See Drops & Refunds for Continuing Education (certificate, CEU, and noncredit) refund policies and procedures.
SF State Extended Learning will process payments from agencies and subsidizers for summer session classes. Admitted SF State students who have subsidy paperwork on file with SF State offices will need to re-submit all of their subsidy paperwork to Extended Learning. For details on the subsidy process at Extended Learning see Payment by Employer/Agency.
See Calendar & Deadlines (coming soon) for deadlines. Students may withdraw from courses after the Drop Deadline and receive a grade of "W" by securing the approval signature of the instructor and the department chair and/or college dean on a withdrawal petition. (Note: failure to attend does not cause students to be dropped from a course.) No refund is given.
Do not put a stop payment on a check to drop or withdraw from a course. This results in a financial obligation to SF State for the course fee, plus an additional $20 charge. Failure to withdraw officially from a course generates a failing grade of "F" or "WU".
Course Numbering System
000-099 Remedial (units do not count toward graduation)
100-299 Lower Division
300-699 Upper Division
700-899 Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate
900-999 Joint Doctoral Courses
Maximum Units for Summer Session
Students may enroll in a maximum of 14 units of undergraduate coursework or 11 units of graduate coursework.