Freshman Orientation Shortcuts

At New Student Orientation, a lot of information is shared.  The links below are shortcuts for freshman students to some of the most commonly used pages to get you started at SF State. 

SF State website - school home page

Undergraduate Advising Center - home base for advising for first year and undeclared students

Advising Hub - anything advising is connected here

Bulletin - campus' catalog with rules, policies, requirements, etc.

AP/IB/CLEP - lists how test scores apply to your degree

Freshman Student Class Planner - pdf fillable planning sheet to prepare a freshman student for their first semester at SF State

GE Worksheet - pdf fillable form summarizing GE requirements

Met in Major - list of GE areas your major may automatically satisfy through completion of major courses 

Gateway - access point to your student center. 

Class Schedule - web version class schedule

First Year Writing Advising - Module - quick advising module to help you select your first semester English class

B4 Survey - quick advising question to help you select your first semester math class

Non-Stem Math Pathway 1 and 2 Sections - Quick list of open course options

Non-Stem Math Pathway 3 and 4 Linked Sections - Quick list of open course options

ASSIST - The official transfer and articulation system for California’s public colleges and universities


    Interested in METRO?  - Apply here.  You may also email for more information. 


    New Student Orientation Help Desk - Join the Zoom desk if you need help during orienation.

    Orientation Webinars - Join the weekly Wednesday webinars on a variety of topics to help in your transition to SF State.