International students who are academically qualified to apply for admission to the University but have an insufficient score on the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE, can study for at least one full semester at the American Language Institute (ALI), SF State's intensive English program.
You can study until you have satisfactorily completed the recommended level of English courses, OR obtain the required TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score.
After you meet the English requirement, you can apply to San Francisco State University.
To know if you are academically qualified to apply to the University, submit the Conditional Admission/Eligibility Form (PDF) and your academic documents when you apply to the ALI.
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