Prospective Students

You need a college that fits your needs. The Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) will work with you to create a fully integrated university experience that ensures equal access to all areas of academic and student life. If you are a student who is exploring San Francisco State University, the timeline and tips below will help you learn about processes and expectations at SF State and the registration process with the DPRC. DPRC supports students to ensure access through the accommodation process. Be sure to contact admissions directly if you have questions about the admissions process.

Timeline

Fall Start

Date Action
October 1 SF State Applications first accepted
October 1 - November 30

Initial Application filing period

Admissions by exception deadline: No later than July 15

March Contact DPRC to Register
March 1

Apply for Housing 

Contact DPRC and register ASAP if you require housing accommodations

March 2 Submit FAFSA
April

Attend Sneak Preview

Contact Student Outreach Services (SOS) if you require an accommodation for Sneak Preview

May Deadline to Accept SF State Admisison offer
June Attend New Student Orientation
August Request or schedule a follow-up appointment with DPRC to ensure accommodations have been approved, maintained and ready for the first day of school

Spring Start

Date Action
August 1 SF State applications first accepted
August 1 - 31

Initial Application filing period

Admissions by exception deadline: No later than December 1

October Contact DPRC to Register
December

Attend New Student Orientation 

Tips for First-Time Freshmen

  1. Meet with your special education counselor/504 coordinator and/or Department of Rehabilitation Counselor to assist with the transition.
  2. Understand your disabilities and accommodation needs.
  3. Contact the Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) office at SF State to inquire about the process to get started. View DPRC's website for next steps. Review information on transferring into the college and disability documentation guidelines.
  4. Ensure your documentation is updated.
  5. Decide if you will live on campus or commute. If on campus, and need accommodations, explore what they are and seek housing accommodations from DPRC.

Tips for Transfer students

  1. Contact the Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) office at SF State to inquire about the process to get started. View DPRC website for next steps. Review information on transferring to SF State and disability documentation guidelines.
  2. Decide if you will live on campus or commute. If on campus, and need accommodations, explore what they are and seek housing accommodations from DPRC.
  3. If necessary, review your healthcare information. Update temporary and/or chronic conditions that may have an academic impact as DPRC will need updated information.
  4. Request disability documentation from current college, if appropriate, to be transferred to SF State University or provide copy of health care/disability diagnosis documentation.
  5. If appropriate, share an Accommodation Memo/Letter from prior college that outlines approved accommodations as a starting point for conversation with DPRC.
  6. Submit request for accommodations, and meet with disability specialist.

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