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Enrollment Confirmation Checklist for New Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to SFCM! We look forward to welcoming you in August. Before your mandatory orientation begins (August 14 for international students and August 15 for domestic students), there are some important steps that you'll need to complete. Please refer to the checklist below and complete the corresponding forms.

Submit the following to the Office of Admission:

All New Students

  • Enrollment and Deposit Form - Due by April 15 for graduate applicants and May 1 for undergraduate applicants. By accepting SFCM’s offer of admission, students agree to our Media Release and Consent Policy. SFCM requires a deposit of $500 along with your enrollment form to confirm your acceptance of admission. You can either scan and email the forms to apply@sfcm.edu or mail them.
  • New Student Billing Address Form - Due by April 15 for graduate applicants and May 1 for undergraduate applicants. Please fill out this form to the best of your ability. Students will often provide their permanent or parents’ address to use until they have found housing in the Bay Area. You will have an opportunity to update your billing address during class registration in August.
  • Final Transcripts - If you are currently completing a degree at another institution, you are required to provide an official transcript that verifies the date of your graduation no later than July 1. This is mandatory in order for you to enroll. If you have already completed your degree, please email apply@sfcm.edu to confirm that we have a transcript on file with your date of graduation verified.

Additional Materials for New International Students

  • English Proficiency for Non-Native Speakers - Applicants who were admitted on English Language Proficiency Probation must submit proof of English proficiency to the Office of Admission before June 1. We cannot issue an I-20 until you have met this requirement. If your TOEFL score is below our requirements but is at least 65 (BM) or 71 (MM) before May 1, the Conservatory can offer conditional admission with the requirement you attend our Intensive Summer English Program. More information can be found here.
  • Review Student Visas and I-20s in order to begin the process to obtain appropriate documentation to enter the country for academic study. To issue an I-20, you must complete and submit the required financial materials detailed by the Office of Admission and Office of Financial Aid in your acceptance and scholarship letters. If you are not sure whether SFCM has received the required financial materials, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 415-503-6214 or finaid@sfcm.edu. The International Student Advisor will be in touch by email regarding the I-20 process once the required financial materials are submitted and approved by the Office of Financial Aid.

The above forms and transcripts can be mailed to:
SFCM Office of Admission
50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Submit the following to the Office of Student Affairs:

  • Pre-Enrollment Health Packet - As stated in the Health Packet, you should return the forms to the Office of Student Affairs by July 14, 2017.
  • Health Insurance Plan Enrollment or Waiver - All full-time students are required to have U.S.-issued health insurance. SFCM offers a policy for all full-time students. Please visit the SFCM Student Health Insurance Plan website for more information. All new students will receive an email in July with information on how to complete the online enrollment or waiver process. The deadline is Friday, July 28 for completing the enrollment/waiver process.
  • Student Housing at Panoramic - All accepted students will receive an email with student housing information from the Office of Student Affairs once the Office of Admission receives the “Enrollment and Deposit Form” discussed above. The email will contain housing forms that are due on April 28 for graduate applicants and May 12 for undergraduate applicants. Undergraduate applicants should review the Residency Requirement.
  • H​aven and AlocholEDU Courses​ - All accepted students will receive an email with online course information from the Office of Student Affairs once the Office of Admission receives the “Enrollment and Deposit Form” discussed above. ​The goal of the cours​​e​a​ is to increase students’ knowledge, to decrease harmful behaviors, and to provide information to help students make good decisions. Our school requires all new students to complete the assigned ​​coursework before the start of Orientation. The deadline is Wednesday, August 9 for course completion.