Information for Students

Academic Resources

CoSE Student Success Center

The mission of the CoSE Student Success Center (CSSC) is to provide holistic academic advising services that meet students’ academic, professional, and personal goals to achieve success. We partner with CoSE students, faculty, and staff to extend beyond the classroom and support students as they transform into professional contributing members of their communities and the field of science.


Undergraduate Advising Center

The Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) is a University service staffed by professional counselors, advisors, interns and peer advisors committed to providing guidance and information to help undergraduate students enjoy a successful college experience.


Career Services & Leadership Development

Career Services & Leadership Development helps students and alumni in developing, evaluating, and/or implementing self-directed career, education, and employment decisions and plans.


Metro College Success Program

Do you want to study in a supportive community that can help you graduate quickly? Metro College Success Program will help you do just that! Metro students receive individualized tutoring and advising to help them excel in their courses. They learn to write and speak with confidence and power, master science and engineering concepts, and think critically about real-world issues.

Health Resources

Counseling provides an opportunity for students to explore personal problems or concerns in a brief treatment model. Students come to CPS for reasons as varied as the people themselves; personal problems involving relations with parents or peers, emotional or social difficulties, relationship conflicts, anxiety or depression, sexuality and orientation, concerns about academic progress or direction, and other issues.


Student Health Services provides basic care for acute and chronic problems, promotes health awareness, educates students about preventive care, disease management and therapeutic choices, and helps students develop the skills to manage their own health.


Health Promotion & Wellness is a unit within Student Affairs & Enrollment Management that provides health education for the SF State community through campus health initiatives and programming. Our focus areas include alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, mental health, nutrition, men's health, sexual health, and sexual violence prevention. We work to achieve health equity and enhanced academic, personal, and professional success for all members of the campus community. 


The SAFE Place at SF State is a resource center for sexual violence prevention and crisis intervention. We serve the campus community in the areas of sexual assault, domestic violence, sexual harassment and stalking.

Learning Resources

The Campus Academic Resource Program (CARP) is a component of the Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning (DUEAP) Tutoring Services. CARP is a free tutorial and academic support program at SF State, open to all SF State undergraduate students.


The LAC, a faculty-run tutoring center, offers tutoring in reading, writing, math, sciences and study skills. Our tutors can help you develop your academic skills, discover patterns and see connections between concepts, figure out what you know, and what you still need to learn.


The SI program offers 1-unit companion courses for various lower-division classes in Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Computer Science. The courses are centered on group work, study strategies, and active learning, and support learning the material in the primary course. All Supplemental Instruction courses are listed in the SF State online Class Schedule with the prefix SCI (not SI).


The SEO programs are designed to prepare students from underrepresented groups for biomedical careers by providing academic support and stimulating research experiences.


SF State's Biology department have joined forces with the Computer Science department to design a program that lowers the barriers that Biology students experience in learning computer science skills. This program will expose students to basic computing topics such as web design, mobile app development, data structures, and algorithms. All classes in the PINC program are new and especially designed for biologists.