F-1 International Students

Office of International Programs provide F-1 student advising , workshops, and orientations to F-1 International students to assist them in achieving their personal, professional, and academic goals.

Our website is designed to answer the most-commonly asked questions we receive from international students. Students are encouraged to seek in-person advising during our drop-in hours whenever necessary.

News from F-1 Student Services

Applying for OPT

Important OPT application dates for Spring 2017 graduates are now available at Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Fall 2017 New International Students

Gator Welcome New International Students!

Welcome to SF State!  We are looking forward to seeing you in August 2017.  Please arrive San Francisco by August 11, 2017 and attend the International Student Orientation.


See Fall 2017 New International Students for more details.


Monday, March 6, 2017

First day to apply for Post-Completion OPT for Spring 2017 gaduates.

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Advising Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
10AM to 12PM and 2PM to 4PM 
(Walk-in advising)

Wednesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 1
No F-1 Advising hours.  Advising hour will resume on Monday, June 5 at 10AM

General office hours (for submitting request or documents pick-up): Monday to Friday, 8AM to 5PM