About Our Office


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.


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


  • Student empowerment
  • Accessibility
  • Academics
  • Community
  • Equity

Basic Structure

The Developmental Studies Office has three main branches:

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