Admission to SF State

You have several advantages when applying to SF State through the American Language Institute (ALI). You can:

  • Receive two possible TOEFL waivers to meet SF State’s English proficiency requirements
  • Receive either TOEFL waiver without completing the highest ALI level
  • Apply to the University after SF State published deadlines have passed
  • Receive assistance with the application process from ALI International Student Advisors
  • You must receive Conditional Admission, which means your academic records (transcripts) have been evaluated and you have met the minimum requirements to apply to SF State. 

    You can request a “Letter of Conditional Admission” from SF State when you apply to the ALI, or after you arrive at the ALI, with the Conditional Admissions Service form below. A “Letter of Conditional Admission” is not a guarantee of admission to SF State.
     

  • You must meet ALI level and placement test requirements.
     
  • You are able to apply to undergraduate, non-impacted majors after the published deadline during our semester of study at the ALI.
     
  • You can be admitted to SF State undergraduate, non-impacted programs with either ALI TOEFL Waiver.
  • You must apply to your program by the published deadlines.
     
  • You must meet all published English language requirements (no TOEFL Waiver).
  • You can apply to your SF State program during the published application periods. (See the More Information tab.) However, if you have a lower English level, you may want to wait until after you begin studying at the ALI to apply to SF State.
     
  • If you are eligible to apply through the ALI, you will receive help with applying after you begin studying at the ALI.
     
  • For impacted SF State programs, you may have to apply before you arrive at the ALI.

For more information visit these links:

Undergraduate

Graduate

SF State Application

Deadlines, Requirements & Admission

ALI cannot guarantee SF State graduate or undergraduate deadlines, requirements and admission. These deadlines and requirements could change and affect an ALI student's eligibility to apply to SF State.

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