Forms should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar, emailed to, or mailed to:

Office of the Registrar
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

Below are some commonly used student forms. For a full repository, visit Moodle Registration & WebAdvisor page.

Add/Drop Form: Students may change their schedules online through WebAdvisor, until the end of the add/drop period. After Add/Drop, any changes can be made by completing an Add/Drop Form at the Office of the Registrar. Changing from one section to another of the same course requires adding and dropping. The add/drop period takes place during the first two weeks of the semester. After the second week, a student may withdraw from a course until the eleventh week, and a grade of W is assigned; after the eleventh week, a grade of F is assigned. Please consult the academic calendar for the exact dates for adding, dropping, and withdrawing from classes.

Address Update: SFAI needs your current local mailing address, billing address, non-SFAI email address, and phone number. Please update your address through the WebAdvisor "Update Address" link.

Concurrent Registration: Courses taken at other regionally accredited colleges and universities may be applied to SFAI degree requirements if the course is not offered at SFAI. Approval must be obtained in advance of registering at the transfer school. Students who do not have prior approval risk the course not being accepted as transfer credit. Concurrent registration cannot be used to constitute full time status at SFAI, nor can it be used towards the last 30 units of the BFA degree.

Declaration of Major, Minor, or Emphasis Form: All BFA students are required to declare their major before they complete 30 credits by submitting this form. The form also allows BFA students to change their major, declare a second major, and for MFA students to declare to change an Emphasis.

FERPA Release Form: Enrolled students may complete a FERPA Release Form, which gives permission to SFAI faculty and staff to discuss with specified persons (e.g., parents or guardians) information regarding the student’s academic record. Such permission remains in effect until the student formally revokes it by notifying the Office of Registration and Records in writing.

Hiatus/Withdrawal Form: Students who need to either take a temporary break (hiatus) from school or permanently leave (withdraw) from SFAI should submit this form before the start of the semester.

Incomplete Petition Form: Students who have maintained satisfactory attendance and work of passing quality in a course when serious illness or extraordinary circumstances may file a request for an extension to complete coursework at the end of the semester. Instructor approval is required

Petition to Graduate: Submit your Petition to Graduate to the Office of the Registrar one semester before your semester of graduation. This allows us to evaluate your curriculum requirements before you register for your final semester. 

Degrees are conferred at the end of each term. The date of your degree (the date which will appear on your transcript and diploma) is the date of the last day of instruction of the term of completion; for those completing during summer, this date is the last date of the last summer session in August.

All students who have successfully completed their requirements during any semester prior to or by the end of the pring semester, and all students who will complete their requirements during the summer sessions immediately following the commencement ceremony, may attend the commencement ceremony in May. For more details about the ceremony, see our Commencement page.

It is your responsibility to confirm with the Registrar's Office that all forms are in order and that documentation of completion of all requirements has been received. If you have to postpone graduation, advise our office of your new projected completion date.

Registration Form: Please refer to the Course Schedule for information regarding registration.