How to Apply

How to Apply

For first-time first year applicants for Fall 2019

Current freshman, please contact if you are interested in applying for the Spring 2019 semester.

Metro accepts applications online, though email and fax.

1. Online --> Click Here

2. Mail --> Download PDF

                 Mail to:

                 Metro College Success Program

                 San Francisco State University

                 1600 Holloway Avenue HSS 301

                 San Francisco, CA 94132-1722  

3. Fax --> Fax Number is 415-338-7948


Who is eligible to apply for Metro?

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 for Metro?

The SF State Metro application is now open for high school seniors who applied to San Francisco State University for the Fall 2019 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 from February through June at the SF State campus - official dates are listed in the application and will be posted here as they are scheduled. 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 in HSS Building Room 130 on the SF State main campus at 1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132 (unless otherwise noted):  


                •  Feb: 2nd, 9th & 23rd (early admissions)  

                •  April: 6th (Sneak Preview - location TBA), 13th, 20th, 27th   

                •  May: 4th, 11th, 18th (location TBA)  

                •  June: 1st   


*** If you cannot make any of the dates above and have accepted your offer to SF State, please email us ( with your name, SFSU ID number and the date of your SF State orientation. An information session will be held on your date. Metro will be in attendance to all SF State New Student Orientation dates.***


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.