Junior Advising

Junior Transfer Students

  • Attend a mandatory Transfer Orientation session before your first semester. You will meet with a major advisor and GE advisor to get your questions answered, as well as gain invaluable information about resources available to you on campus.
  • Consider taking Science 90 - a course for transfer student to help get oriented to SJSU and college life.
  • Check out first year experience resources on campus.
  • Set up an appointment with a major advisor to see which courses you should take for your major. Be sure to prepare for your advising appointment.
  • Visit Academic Advising & Retention Services Transfer Student webpage for information about you transfer credit and how it applies to SJSU, completing your university requirements, and more!
  • Take the WST after completing ENGL 1B so that you are able to enroll in upper division GE courses.
  • Attend Student Success Programs on campus to aid in your success as a SJSU student. Topics include: Time Management, Note Taking, Major/Career Exploration, Alcohol & Drugs, Money Management, Healthy Living, Stress, Test Taking, and more!
  • Take a trip to the Career Center to learn about choosing a career path, finding a job on or off campus, and obtaining an internship to get hands on experience in the field you are thinking of pursuing.
  • Get involved with an organization on campus. It's a great way to meet fellow students and to keep sane during the stresses of college life!
  • Make your way around the campus to get acclimated to the campus culture and to find and utilize the resources available to you as a student.
  • If you would like to study abroad, visit the Study Abroad office ASAP after you arrive on campus to learn about options to globalize your learning while completing required classes.
  • Consider participating in Community/Service Learning through San Jose State to develop social responsibility and give back to our community.
  • If it is a spring semester, attend spring Career Fairs to search for summer jobs and internships to gain valuable skills for future classwork and jobs.
  • Check out the glossary to learn more about terms you may be unfamiliar with on the SJSU campus.
  • Use the catalog, Department Roadmaps, and your Degree Progress Report to check where you are and which requirements remain at least once a semester.
  • Become familiar with Undergraduate Graduation Requirements.

Continuing Juniors

  • Take the WST after completing ENGL 1B so that you are able to enroll in upper division GE courses.
  • Set up an appointment with a major advisor to see which courses you should take for your major. Be sure to prepare for your advising appointment.
  • Take a trip to the Career Center to learn about choosing a career path, finding a job on or off campus, and obtaining an internship to get hands on experience in the field you are thinking of pursuing.
  • Get involved with an organization on campus. It's a great way to meet fellow students and to keep sane during the stresses of college life!
  • If you are considering graduate school, begin researching options and keep track of application dates and deadlines.
  • Consider participating in Community/Service Learning through San Jose State to develop social responsibility and give back to our community.
  • Apply for graduation as soon as possible after reaching 90 units. Timely application means that you will receive your official Graduation Worksheet in time to plan your last semester classes. Download the application form.
  • If it is a spring semester, attend spring Career Fairs to search for summer jobs and internships to gain valuable skills for future classwork and jobs.
  • Use the catalog, Department Roadmaps, and your Degree Progress Report to check where you are and which requirements remain at least once a semester.
  • Become familiar with Undergraduate Graduation Requirements.