Application Checklist

  • Apply for admission at Cal State Apply.  Students who meet income guidelines are eligible for the application fee waiver
  • Residency/Citizenship questions: All AB 540 and/or undocumented students must select the option None
  • Check your email for an SF State confirmation of application and your student ID.
  • Review admission status regularly on your Student Center in your SF State Gateway and submit requested documents.
  • Apply for the CA Dream Act application or the FAFSA application by the March 2 priority deadline. Please confirm your eligibility so that can submit the correct application for federal and/or state financial aid. 

  • Begin looking for scholarships right away at and Apply for as many scholarships as you can, with Spring being the most opportune time to search for the next academic year.