How to Apply

For first-time freshmen applicants for Fall 2018

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, 2018 for high school seniors who applied to San Francisco State University for the Fall 2018 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 from March through 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 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:

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

3/3 (Location: HSS 135)

3/10 (Location: BUS 106)

4/7 (Sneak Preview Open House at SFSU)

4/14 (Location: HSS 135)

4/21 (Location: HSS 135)

4/28 (Location: HSS 135)

5/5 (Location: HSS 135)

6/2 (Location: TBD)

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 2018 applicants is now open. Find the application by clicking HERE!

Current freshman, please contact if you are interested in applying for the Spring 2018 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 February 8,  2018 we will no longer be accepting the Metro College Success Program application from currently enrolled SF State first-time freshmen for the 2017-2018 academic school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact