How do I get an SF State ID Number?

Students who attended after Spring 1985 have an SF State ID number assigned to, and created for, them.  To lookup this ID number click HERE.


  1. Go to the ID lookup application.

SF State ID lookup page asking for SS number and birthdate.

  1. Enter social security and date of birth.

  2. Click the Submit button.

If the application is not able to locate an ID, or if the self-service password application does not work, visit our Contact Form.


  1. Fill in contact information.

  2. Select Current or Former Student

  3. Select the Gateway Login & Password Reset option.

Registrar Contact form page with the current and password options highlighted.

If verification questions can not be answered then email or fax the following information. 

  • Valid Governmental issued photo ID
  • SF State ID#
  • Email Address
  • Signature