How to Apply


For first-time first year applicants for Fall 2021 Current freshman, please contact if you are interested in applying for the Fall 2021 semester. Metro accepts applications online, or through mail.

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Metro College Success Program

San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Avenue HSS 301

San Francisco, CA 94132-1722


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 2021 semester! Metro applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. Admissions are ongoing and seats are available until filled.

Application Process

After submitting an application for Metro, students are invited to attend an Information Session to learn more about the support within Metro. Info sessions will be held from April through June using Zoom video meetings - 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.

Fall 2021

The CSU expects its campuses (including San Francisco State University) to return to primarily in-person instruction for the Fall 2021 semester.

This announcement provides current and future students and their families with assurances that the CSU is and will continue to work diligently on the health protocols needed for a safe return to campuses in fall and to allow all more time to plan.

Recent news about COVID-19 vaccine development allows us to begin to plan for this step.

As always, the health and safety of our campus community will be our top priority. Throughout the pandemic, we have lived in a rapidly changing environment, and we don’t have enough information yet to make an informed decision about Summer 2021 instruction. Obviously, our ultimate goal is a safe return to fully normal operations, but our campus planning work will continue to be driven by science and the guidance of public health experts.