Resources for Students

Commonly Used Petitions and Forms

Please follow all instructions as shown on the specific form. 

  • Academic Probation Hold Clearance Form– For removal of academic probation hold, once GPA has been brought to a minimum 2.0.

  • Exceed Max Units – To enroll in 20 units or more during the fall and spring semester.

  • Independent Study (699/899) – For eligible students to receive approval for independent study. 

  • Waiver of College Regulations – Waive regulations for various issues such as; add a course already repeated, late add of course for current semester, late graduation application.

  • Withdrawals – Current semester withdrawals are handled electronically and only after the last day to drop has passed. Click the link to see the acceptable and non-acceptable reasons for current semester withdrawal.

  • Change of Grade – Change letter grade or change incomplete to complete.

  • Course Substitution/ Waiver Form – Substitute or waive courses taken at another institution or under another major or minor program. 

For additional forms and petitions not listed above check the registrar’s site.

Design Resoursces (Skills)

In addition to the shops and studios in the School of Design, the following resources are available on campus:

  • Digital Media Studio/MakerSpace:  A digital media lab and maker space with 2D and 3D Printers. Library, 2nd Floor

  • Adobe CC Classroom in a Book Series:  Official training from Adobe for the entire Creative Cloud available online for SF State Students

  • Universal Methods of Design:  Online access for SF State students to a key reference book for designers. “Universal Methods of Design is a landmark method book for the field of design. This tidy text compiles and summarizes 100 of the most widely applicable and effective methods of design research, analysis, and ideation the methods that every graduate of a design program should know, and every professional designer should employ.” --David Sherwin, Frog Design

Academic Resources (Advising and Tutoring)

Other On-Campus Resources

  • Counselling and Psychological Services: Students can access support services, crisis intervention resources, faculty training, etc.

  • Student Health Services: Students can access various on-campus medical and sexual health services

  • Disability Programs and Resources (DPRC): Resources and services for students with disabilities and other needs. Let them know if you need any accomodations in your classes.

  • Basic Needs for SF State Students: Housing, food, and other basic needs resources available to all students

  • AS Gator Groceries: During the regular school year, Associated Students offers free food every Monday at their Food Pantry (Student Life Center Annex) and every Wednesday and Thursday they offer free snacks and emergency meals (Cesar Chavez near Jack Adams Hall).

  • Dream Resource Center: Supporting undocumented and DACA students. Also see the IDEAS student organization 

  • Title IX: Promoting Gender Equity and & Preventing Sexual Harassment/Sexual Violence

  • The SAFE Place: Crisis intervention, advocacy, and confidential Title IX support for Survivors dealing with past or recent incidents of sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, sexual harassment and/or stalking

  • Pride at SF State: LGBTQ resources and organizations on campus

  • Safe Zone: On-campus network of LGBTQ allies

  • University Police Department (UPD): Call 911 in any emergency, see website for non-emergency details and resources

  • SF State Library: Computer labs with printers, study rooms, laptop rentals, and more