Resources for Students

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Tips on Writing a Thesis and Managing Time

Thursday, September 6, 2018: 4:00-5:15, HUM 132.

Is Doctoral Study Right for You?

Tuesday, September 3, 2019: 5:15-6:45, HUM 203.

Cross Registration with UC Berkeley, San Francisco City College, and other institutions

Any regularly enrolled, full-time, matriculated student at SF State can register in one course for credit per semester at UC Berkeley, after the first semester of attendance. The course must be one which is NOT offered at SF State. Students pay regular SF State enrollment fees. Please see the University bulletin for further details about enrolling at UC Berkeley and other institutions.

California State University International Programs

A number of students in Comparative and World Literature have found that studying in the country whose literature is of special interest is a wonderful opportunity for improving language skills and exploring new cultures. International Programs participants earn resident academic credit at SF State while they pursue full-time study at a host university or special study center abroad. Students must have upper-division or graduate standing at the time of departure. Contact the Office of International Programs for further information, ICTR 3, (415) 338-1293.

Comparative Literature Student Association

Graduate and undergraduate students in Comparative Literature at SF State have formed an active association to promote the study, discussion and enjoyment of world literature. The association regularly sponsors lectures and discussions, featuring the work or work-in-progress of students, faculty and visiting scholars. These programs are open to all interested members of the campus community. The association also publishes an annual journal, Portals. Portals website

We are pleased to announce the 2016-2017 CLSA officers:
President: Ashley Kimura
Vice President: Sophie Labaree
Treasurer: Megan Kwong
Managing Editor for Portals: Alessia Mingrone

Interested in joining the Comparative Literature Student Association? Ask to join our Comparative Literature Student Association

The American Comparative Literature Association

The American Comparative Literature Association, founded in 1960, is the principal learned society in the United States for scholars whose work involves several literatures and cultures as well as the premises of cross-cultural literary study itself.

The International Comparative Literature Association

The International Literature Association's mission is to foster, through international cooperation, the study of literature undertaken from an international point of view.

Please follow all instructions as shown on the specific form.

  • Academic Probation Hold Clearance Form (PDF) – For removal of academic probation hold, once GPA has been brought to a minimum 2.0

  • Exceed Max Units (PDF) – To enroll in 20 units or more during the fall and spring semester

  • Independent Study (699/899) (PDF) – For eligible students to receive approval for independent study

  • Waiver of College Regulations (PDF) – Waivers for various issues such as adding a course already repeated, late add of course for current semester and late graduation application

  • Withdrawals – Current-semester withdrawals are handled electronically and only after the last day to drop has passed. Click the link to see the acceptable and non-acceptable reasons for current-semester withdrawal.

  • Change of Grade (PDF) – Request to change letter grade or incomplete grade

  • Course Substitution/Waiver Form (PDF) – Substitution or waiver for courses taken at another institution or under another major or minor program

For more additional forms and petitions, visit the Registrar’s Office.