Help Guide: Supplemental Application

This guide was developed to help you complete the Supplemental Application for Transfer Admission. Please choose from the list of topics below to get more information each section of the Supplemental Application. Remember, this application is only for upper division transfer applicants. If you have additional questions after reading this guide, please contact us directly at admissions@sjsu.edu. We are also available by chat at sjsu.edu/admissions

The topics are arranged to match the pages on the Supplemental Application:

Welcome to the Supplemental Application (Home)

College Information

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)

Four Basic Coursework

Supplemental Coursework

Summary Page (Certify Accuracy)

Technical Support


Welcome page

How to update your personal information

To update your contact information:

  • Sign in to your MySJSU Student Center (link to: http://my.sjsu.edu)
  • Make any necessary updates by clicking on the links in the Personal Information section

How do I change my major?

Because SJSU is an impacted campus, you cannot change your major during the admission process. Once you are admitted, your mandatory orientation, advising, and registration will all be based on your choice of major or assigned undeclared. After you are admitted, change of major is never guaranteed -- you must submit a petition and could be required to meet additional criteria before it is approved.

How do I calculate my cumulative transferable coursework GPA?

Make sure to reference your transcripts to calculate your transferable coursework GPA:

1. Go to assist.org

2. Choose your institution and the link for CSU Transferable Courses.

3. Identify the courses you have completed that are CSU Transferable. Please note that courses are transferable based on the year of completion.

4. Add the total grade points for all transferable coursework completed through Fall 2016  and divide by the total transferable units attempted.


College Information

Information entered in this section of the supplemental application is very important. You must update the information on this page to include Fall 2017 coursework. We will ask you to verify or add information about coursework preparation in subsequent pages that will rely on the accuracy of the college information entered on this page.

In addition, we are using this information to run a preliminary assessment of your CSU Eligibility.

Specifically, transfer applicants to SJSU must:

  • Have completed 60 transferable semester units by the end of the Spring term prior to Fall enrollment.
  • Have earned a college GPA of 2.00 or higher.
Units Completed

Include all units of transferable undergraduate coursework. Include grades earned through the end of the Fall 2017 term.

Units In-Progress/Planned

Include any units that you intend to earn by the end of the Spring 2018 term. Do NOT include units that you have counted in the Units Completed total for that college.

Where did this college information come from?

The supplemental application will show the college information entered when you applied for this term.

How do I update a college that is listed?

For any college that you entered on your application, you can change the number of units earned and the dates attended. You cannot delete a college that was entered on your application. You must send SJSU Admission a letter from that college confirming that you did not enroll in any courses. Otherwise, we will expect you to submit a final transcript for that college.

How do I add a college to this list?

Select the “Add College” button and enter the required information. You may delete a college that you have added through the supplemental application.

How do I list transferable units earned from AP exams?

If you earned a 3 or higher on an AP exam and want the units included in your total units to transfer, you must "Add a College" and enter 'AP Exam Units' as the name of the school. Indicate the year and term when you took the exam and indicate "pass" for your grade.To view how AP exam results are awarded credit at SJSU, visit info.sjsu.edu/static/catalog/ap.html


Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)

Applicants who have completed or will complete an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) in a major that is deemed similar to your intended major, will receive priority consideration in SJSU’s admission process. Consult adegreewithaguarantee.com for a list of approved ADTs for SJSU. The ADT that you have earned must be on the SJSU approved list for your intended major at adegreewithaguarantee.com in order to receive preference in the admission process.

Please see sjsu.edu/admissions/impaction for more information about ADTs and impaction processing at SJSU.

Transfer applicants with the Associate of Arts-Transfer (AA-T) or Associate of Science-Transfer (AS-T) degree who do not meet SJSU’s impaction standards (based on their intended major) are not guaranteed admission to SJSU, but will receive priority admission consideration at a CSU campus in a program or major that is similar.

How do I add an Associate Degree for Transfer?

Select the “Add ADT Degree” button and enter the required information.

  • You will only be able to choose a college listed on the college information page. Return to the college information page to add additional colleges, if the California Community College where you will earn your ADT is not listed.
  • Only those degrees that are approved will be listed for the chosen college. Consult adegreewithaguarantee.com to confirm that SJSU has an agreement in place for the ADT you have earned and your intended major.
  • SJSU will award a .10 GPA increase in the admission process for students who have completed an approved ADT in a similar program of study at SJSU. Applicants with multiple ADTs will be awarded a single .10 GPA increase.
I do not get a list of degrees when I click on "select"?

Only those Associate Degrees for Transfer that are approved will be listed for the chosen college. If you have chosen a college that does not have an Associate Degree for Transfer approved for your major, then you will not have a degree to choose from. Consult adegreewithaguarantee.com to confirm that SJSU has an agreement in place for the ADT you have earned and your intended major.

How do I indicate that I will not receive the ADT degree I entered on my initial application by the end of Spring 2018?

Click on the "change" button next to the ADT that you entered on your application. In the screen that pops up, uncheck the box next to "I certify that I will complete this Associate Degree for Transfer as indicated" statement. This will let us know that you will not earn the ADT as entered on your application.

 


Four Basic Coursework

We will use the information entered on this page to run a preliminary check of California State University (CSU) eligibility. Specifically, transfer applicants must complete the four basic courses with a grade of “C-” or higher to be considered for admission to a CSU. Consult assist.org to confirm the classes that will satisfy this requirement in each category and for a list of AP exams that will satisfy the A2 or B4 requirement.

How do I indicate that I took a course at a college that is not on the list?

The list of colleges is based on the information you entered on the college information page. Click on the college information link on the left side of this page to return to that page and enter an additional college.

How do I enter a course that is not on the list?

The courses listed reflect the information posted on assist.org - If you completed a course that is not listed for your college, please consult assist.org to verify that course is articulated for the SJSU supplemental course listed, then choose “Add a New Course” and enter the required information.

When does the four basic coursework have to be completed?

To be considered for admission to the Fall 2018 term, all required coursework must be completed by the end of the Spring 2018 term. SJSU will not accept coursework completed in Summer 2018.

Are there any exceptions to the four basic coursework requirements?

SJSU has approved some exceptions for the A3 requirement for some of our programs. A list of these programs can be found here 

Why can't I see the four basic coursework page?

If we have verified that you were previously enrolled at SJSU in a degree-seeking program, you will not be held to completion of the four basic coursework for CSU eligibility.


Supplemental Coursework

You have applied to a program that will give preference in the admission process to applicants who have completed program-specific coursework. Applicants to these majors will be ranked on a combination of self-reported GPA and the number of courses completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Consult sjsu.edu/admissions/impaction for more details.

Why don't I see the supplemental Coursework Page?

Only some of the majors at SJSU are giving preference to the completion of program-specific coursework. For a list of majors that are giving preference, please visit sjsu.edu/admissions/impaction/program-specific-coursework

How do I indicate that I took a course at a college that is not on the list?

The list of colleges is based on the information you entered on the college information page. Click on the college information link on the left side of this page to return to that page and enter an additional college.

How do I enter a course that is not on the list?

The courses listed reflect the information posted on assist.org - If you completed a course that is not listed for your college, please consult assist.org to verify that course is articulated for the SJSU supplemental course listed, then choose “Add a New Course” and enter the required information.

There are two courses listed in the drop down for a single course requirement - how do I list my grades?

The courses listed reflect the information posted on assist.org - This could mean that you must complete two courses at your current college to satisfy the requirement for one of our SJSU courses. What we really need to know is if you have completed the courses that will satisfy the requirement and if you passed them.

For example, if the supplemental course requirement is Biology 1A and the drop down for your school lists "BIOSCI 130 and BIOSCI 131", then you should choose "Passed" for your grade if you have completed both courses and earned a "C" or better (a C- will not qualify). If you have completed BIOSCI130 and earned a "B" and are currently enrolled in BIOSCI131, then you should choose "in progress". We will award the preference points in either case. NOTE: If your final transcript indicates that you did not pass any of the courses you enter on your supplemental application with a "C" or better, your admission could be withdrawn.

When does the supplemental coursework have to be completed?

To be considered for admission to the Fall 2018 term, all required coursework must be completed by the end of the Spring 2018 term with a grade of “C” or higher. SJSU will not accept coursework completed in Summer 2018.

Will I be considered for admission if I have not completed any supplemental coursework?

Yes. All applicants who have applied to a major with supplemental coursework criteria will be ranked by a combination of self-reported transferable coursework GPA and the number of supplemental courses completed. We will admit students based on the available capacity for that program.

For example, if two applicants to the same program have the same GPA, preference will be given to the applicant with the greatest number of courses completed. Similarly, if two applicants have the same number of courses completed, then preference will be given to the applicant with the higher GPA.

I have earned an approved ADT for my intended major at SJSU, do I need to enter supplemental coursework criteria?

Some of the programs that are giving preference to applicants who have completed supplemental coursework have identified an ADT that will satisfy the courses listed. Please consult sjsu.edu/admissions/impaction for a list of majors and supplemental coursework criteria.

In addition to entering your ADT information on the Associate Degree for Transfer page, we ask that you enter any applicable coursework on the supplemental coursework page, as well. We will consider this coursework in the following cases:

  • You do not earn the listed ADT as expected
  • The ADT you have earned is not listed by the program as a way to satisfy the supplemental coursework criteria

Summary - Certify Accuracy

Review the information on this page very carefully. It will display all of the information you entered in the Supplemental Application. This is the information we will use to review your application for admission. Correct any information that is not accurate and confirm that you have updated all information to include grades from coursework completed in the fall semester.

Why don't I see a button to submit the application?
  • You have already submitted the supplemental application. Once you submit the supplemental application, it cannot be re-submitted.
  • You have not entered the required information on previous pages and your application is not complete.

Technical Support

The SJSU Supplemental Application functions with versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer 8 or higher, Chrome 6 or higher and Safari 5 or higher. You can download one of these browsers from the list below:

JavaScript

Our application uses JavaScript web page functionality. Please make sure JavaScript is enabled on your browser.

Security

Because it is important to protect the information you provide, the online application is extremely secure — so secure, in fact, that older browsers are not equipped to handle our level of encryption. Please download one of the browser versions listed above to ensure maximum security.

Pop-Up Windows

The SJSU Supplemental Application uses Pop-Up windows to display information. If you disable future pop ups from displaying as you move through the pages of the application, you will disable necessary functionality. Please configure your browser or system settings to allow pop-ups. To permanently allow pop-ups for all websites, please follow the instructions for your browser:

Internet Explorer: Open the Tools menu (click the gear icon), select Internet Options, then go to the Privacy tab. In the Pop-up Blocker section uncheck the "Turn on Pop-up Blocker" checkbox.

Firefox: Open the Firefox menu, click on Options, then go to the Content tab. Uncheck the "Block pop-up windows" check box.

Chrome: Open the Chrome menu and select Settings. Under the Privacy section, click the "Content settings..." button. Scroll down to the Pop-ups section and click the "Allow all sites to show pop-ups" radio button.

Safari: Open Safari, click on the Safari Menu and uncheck the "Block Pop-up Windows" feature.

 

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