Metro College Success Program

About the Metro College Success Program

The Metro College Success Program (Metro) uses targeted outreach to support first-generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented students in their success at San Francisco State University. Each Metro is a learning community with personalized in-class academic support, advising and tutoring.

Why Metro?

Adjusting to college can be challenging. Learning in a small, supportive community of students and faculty can help you thrive throughout your first two years. Metro’s goal is to help you graduate in a timely manner and gain the skills you need to succeed in college and find a meaningful career.

A Learning Community for the First Two Years of College

The Metro College Success Program (Metro) was developed to support the next generation of leaders in urban communities. Each Metro academy is a 'school within a school' to give you an educational home in your first two years of college. Metro gives you personalized support for college success through in-class academic support and tutoring. At the core of Metro is a learning cohort made up of two linked courses each semester, pairing a general education course and a Metro course. In Metro, you will build a solid foundation for college success and meaningful work in a variety of careers.

Who Can Apply to Metro

First- and second-semester freshman who are able to attend full-time are eligible to submit a Metro application. High school seniors accepted to SF State are also eligible to apply. AB 540/undocumented students are encouraged to apply.

Find out more about Metro and how to apply here. Students can also inquire about the program in HSS 301 or call (415) 338–3034.

Metro themes provide exposure to a variety of majors

Metro students are grouped in communities to prepare for a variety of majors and fields of interest. Metro has academies with the following fields of interest, with an academy in each college at SF State. Metro also welcomes students who have not yet declared a major or with any field of interest outside of those listed below.

  • Business
  • Child and Adolescent Development (CAD)
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Health
  • Liberal and Creative Arts
  • Science