The Educational Opportunity & Pathway Programs (EOPP) at San Francisco State University promotes access and retention of historically underserved (low income, first generation college, former foster youth) students by facilitating access to the University and by providing a support system for success. EOPP consists of three comprehensive programs that provide participants with outreach, admissions, academic, financial and developmental support, designed to increase retention and improve graduation rates. The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Guardian Scholars Program (GSP), and Student Support Services (SSS) each provide a holistic and unique set of services tailored to meet the needs of program participants.
The Registrar’s Office is committed to serving the needs of all prospective and current students, faculty, staff, alumni and external constituents. Student-centered services are provided in the areas of registration and schedule adjustment, verification of enrollment and graduation, maintenance of academic records, processing and delivery of official academic transcripts and diplomas, and conferral of undergraduate degrees. The office provides administrative and logistical support for the University’s academic programs and is a primary information resource for student and faculty concerning university policies and procedures. The office collaborates with academic and administrative units to empower students matriculated in the university to actively participate in enrollment, persist toward their degree and engage in continuous professional and personal development beyond graduation. As the custodian of record, the office releases academic record information in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) strives to support students throughout the financial aid process to increase opportunities for student access and success in higher education. The unit is committed to providing information to prospective and current students on financial aid funding available from federal, state, and institutional sources for their attendance at San Francisco State University. The focus of the OSFA is to use technology and person-to-person counseling to address important questions regarding the overall financial aid process. Our current initiatives include: evaluating our business processes to reduce redundancy and inefficiency; increasing the use of technology to improve communication, support and overall customer service; and implementing a comprehensive financial literacy program on campus to equip students with viable financial information to be used during their attendance at SFSU and beyond. Important information concerning the application process, business practices, and institutional policies can be found on the OSFA website at http://financialaid.sfsu.edu/home.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment serves hopeful new students and their families, supporting them as they make important decisions about the best educational path forward. It coordinates the overall University recruitment program and events and programming for thousands of prospective and admitted undergraduate students each year and provides pre-admissions information to prospective undergraduate students, families, and visitors. In collaboration with a unified support network of parents, teachers, counselors and the University community, admissions strives to offer opportunity to all who seek it. Undergraduate Admissions hopes to maintain the highest possible decision-making integrity, providing admission decisions while recognizing the humanity and uniqueness of each applicant. Our goal is to shepherd our students through the admissions process in a manner that is seamless to them as they integrate into the San Francisco State Community.