Step To College Program

The Step To College Program is designed to promote higher education among underrepresented minorities and low-income students who would otherwise not have the opportunity or means to attend college. The programs is a collaborative effort between public high schools and the Graduate College of Education at SF State to motivate young people in realizing their educational goals.

As a student in the Step to College Program, students have the possibility to earn up to 6 college units while still in high school. Step to College students learn skills geared to support the transition from high school to the university. Students receive university credit that is transferable to the CSU, UC, public and private universities of higher learning. Step to College Program students receive:

  • 6 college units
  • SFSU student ID card and access to SFSU campus services, programs and benefits
  • Orientation to college pathway, critical thinking, and college level course work.
  • A direct connection to retention and leadership programs at SF State including: EOP, Metro and varied student organizations.
  • Academic counseling, college/career guidance including support filling out university applications, financial aid forms and scholarship applications.

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