About Our Office

Mission

The Developmental Studies Office will enhance student success and graduation rates by preparing secondary school students to excel in college level work and by creating community-rich academic and advising experiences for SF State students—all while following relevant executive orders.

Vision

To contribute to student achievement, educator inspiration and staff impact while transcending the idea of remedial.

Values

  • Student empowerment
  • Accessibility
  • Academics
  • Community
  • Equity

Basic Structure

The Developmental Studies Office has three main branches:

  • Early Assessment Program (pre-college advising)
  • Early Start Program (summer transition program for English and math success)
  • Support in first-year English and math courses

Data

Most recent comprehensive study: see here for our report on data.