Appeals Process

Overview

Students in developmental math and/or who are using college-level English to complete developmental requirements must complete coursework within the first two semesters of attendance.  Students who entered Fall 2016 should contact us for an update concerning this policy.

Math students must complete through Math 70 with a C or higher.

English students must complete one of the following courses with a C- or higher: Eng 104, Eng 202, Eng 204, Eng 209 or Eng 114.

Students who do not complete the required course(s) may appeal for a one-semester extension.

Accessiblity can be provided on demand. Contact staff at develops@sfsu.edu with requests for accessible documents.

Process

  • Contact develops@sfsu.edu to schedule an appointment, ideally before the semester ends if you think there's a chance you won't complete the requirement.
  • Complete this paperwork and submit to develops@sfsu.edu.  Suggest good days/times for an appointment. (Accesibility can be provided on demand. Contact staff at develops@sfsu.edu with requests for accessible documents.)
  • Paperwork includes a form, a letter the student writes and third-party documentation (medical, legal, etc.).
  • At the appointment, the staff member will share the committee's findings and create a plan for you, either a plan for an extension or a plan that involves being away from SF State. (Accessiblity can be provided on demand. Contact staff at develops@sfsu.edu with requests for accessible documents.)

Appeals Granted

  • Students whose appeals are granted have one semester at SF State to complete the requirement.
  • It is for one semester only.  Students cannot appeal again for extra time.
  • Students commit to a plan of academic and non-academic steps for success including but not limited to tutoring, advising, faculty office hours and other campus resource centers.

Appeal Not Granted/Students on Appeal Who Do Mot Complete Requirement

  • If a student is not granted an appeal, or if a student on appeal fails to complete the requirement, the student has two consecutive semesters to complete the equivalent of their math and/or English course(s) at another institution, usually a community college, and then can return to SF State the semester immediately following.
  • If a student takes longer than two consecutive semesters at another insitution to earn a C in an equivalent math and/or English course, they must earn 60 units and apply as a junior transfer student to SF State if they wish to return.