Resources for Students

All SF State students have great deals on key software.

  • Microsoft Office is a free software for all SF State students! Follow the directions here.
  • Anti-Virus Software is free for all SF State students
  • Use your student ID to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud for their Student Discount.

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

Please follow all instructions as shown on the specific form.

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

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

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

  • Waiver of College Regulations (PDF) – Waivers for various issues such as adding a course already repeated, late add of course for current semester and 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 (PDF) – Request to change letter grade or incomplete grade

  • Course Substitution/Waiver Form (PDF) – Substitution or waiver for courses taken at another institution or under another major or minor program

For more additional forms and petitions, visit the Registrar’s Office.