How to Apply

Fall 2018 applicant information coming soon!


For first-time freshmen applicants for Fall 2017

Who can apply
High school seniors accepted to SF State and who are able to attend full-time are eligible to submit a Metro application. AB 540/undocumented students are encouraged to apply. Eligible students may apply to both Metro and the Educational Opportunity Program.

When to apply
The SF State Metro application opens Tuesday, February 2, 2017 for high school seniors who applied to San Francisco State University for the Fall 2017 semester. Metro applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. Admissions are ongoing and seats are available until filled.

Application process
Students must attend one mandatory Metro information session to be considered for the program.  Sessions will be held on Saturdays in April and May at the SF State campus - official dates are listed in the application. Metro begins notifying students of their acceptance status the first week of June via e-mail. Notification of admission to SF State and notification of admission to Metro are two separate steps.

Please note: The Metro application must be submitted separately from the CSU Mentor SF State application.  Remember, no student may enroll in the Metro program without admission to San Francisco State University. Completion of the Metro application is NOT a substitute for completion of the SF State application for admission. 

Information Sessions

If you prefer to attend an information session before filling out an application, please RSVP to an information session by e-mailing us at We will be hosting the following information sessions:

All info sessions will be held from 10:30am-12 noon:

March 4th, 2017 (LIB 121)

March 11th, 2017 (LIB 121)

April 8th, 2017 (Sneak Preview – room TBD)

April 22nd, 2017 (LIB 121)

April 29th, 2017 (LIB 121)

May 6th, 2017 (LIB 121)

May 13th, 2017 (Finals week- Room TBD)

June 3rd, 2017 (LIB front desk closed – Room TBD)

All information sessions will be held at the SF State campus at 1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132.

Freshman Orientation location: Metro will be in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Lobby near the check-in area during Freshmen Orientations.

Please refer to this campus map for exact campus locations listed above.


How to apply



Our Metro College Success Program Application for Fall 2017 applicants is now open.

Current freshman, please contact if you are interested in applying for the Spring 2017 semester.


By mail

A downloadable PDF will be available for print shortly.

Mail to:

Metro College Success Program, San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Avenue HSS 301

San Francisco, CA 94132-1722


By fax

You can also fax your filled-out application to us.  Our fax number is 415-338-7948


For current/enrolled SF State first-time freshman ONLY:

After Tuesday February 10, 2017, we will no longer be accepting the Metro College Success Program application from currently enrolled SF State first-time freshmen for the 2016-2017 academic school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact