Undergraduate

 

Undergraduate Students 

There are resources available to help keep students informed and encourage them to be active participants in their academic progress.

Prepare for your advising appointment 

Academic Resource

Campus Resources 

-Get Involved

-Career Center 

Class Standing  

The level of advising will vary with every student, their specific situation and by their class standing. To make it a little easier to determine what your particular class standing is, we have a system to help you based on the units earned. Check it out below.

It is important that all SJSU students (regardless of their class standing) check their MySJSU account frequently to keep up-to-date with important information.

Use this link to check your MySJSU now. MySJSU

Freshmen- (1-29) earned units 

Sophomore - (30-59) earned units 

Junior - (60-89) earned units 

Senior - (90+) earned units 

 

Freshmen - (1-29) earned units 

Attend Mandatory Frosh Orientation

Spartan Guide for Incoming Students 

Advising Preparation for Freshmen

Advising Hub

Fulfill any remediation requirements bases on your ELM/EPT scores

Complete the BASIC 4 requirements (A1,A2,A3,B4)

Student Success Programs

Visit your advising center for GE's and Pre-requisites for potential major

Please Note: If you are an Undeclared Freshman...

-You must be in a major by the time you have earned 60 units overall as stated in the Presidential Directive, http://www.sjsu.edu/president/directives/pd0905/

 

Helpful Resources for Freshman 

Newly Admitted Frosh

Attend a mandatory First Time Frosh Orientation. You will meet with a GE advisor at this orientation and you will learn how to pick out and register for courses. 

Consider taking a First Year Experience (FYE) course such as EDCO 4 or Science 2, to help get oriented to SJSU and college life.

If you have been placed in remedial Math and English courses, For more information about Remediation at SJSU, please see the Developmental Studies  website which gives information pertaining to Remediation and the One Year Rule. Pay particular attention to MySJSU messages and emails regarding remediation. As you register for spring semester, please remember that you must be enrolled in a class to satisfy remediation unless you completed that process in fall.

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!

Continue to check your MySJSU for messages. Pay special attention to messages or emails from your major department or college regarding advising workshops, etc.

Second Semester Frosh

See an Academic Advisor in Academic Advising & Retention Services if you are Undeclared, in your college success center based on your major to make sure you are on track. Be sure to prepare for your advising appointment

If you have been taking remedial Math and English courses and need more  information about Remediation at SJSU, please see the Developmental Studies  website which gives information pertaining to Remediation and the One Year Rule. Pay particular attention to MySJSU messages and emails regarding remediation. 

Start thinking about which major and/or minor you have interest in. Take a trip to the Career Center to get help choosing a major and finding a job on or off campus.

If you have declared a major, set up an appointment with a major advisor to see which courses you should take for your major. Make sure you prepare for your advising appointment.

Take the WST after completing ENGL 1A and GE area A3 so that you are able to enroll in upper division GE courses.

Research major/minor requirements for each major you are considering, as well as occupations that the major could lead to.

Sophomore - (30-59) earned units 

Visit your major advisor to plan your upper division course schedule

Get more information regarding studying abroad if it's something you are interested in.

Work with the Career Center to explore internships.

Please Note: If you are an Undeclared Sophomores...

-Complete General Education and Prerequistes courses for Major

- Apply to your potential major

Helpful Resources for Sophomores

See an Academic Advisor in Academic Advising & Retention Services to plan out your general education and to make sure you are on track. 

Take the WST as soon as possible after completing ENGL 1A and GE area A3 so that you are able to enroll in upper division GE courses when you have met the requirements.

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.

Begin taking lower division courses in the major of your choice.

Visit the Study Abroad office to learn about options to globalize your learning while completing required classes in GE or your major.

Consider participating in Community/Service Learning through San Jose State University to develop social responsibility and give back to our community.

Junior - (60-89) earned units

Transfer student are to attend mandatory Transfer Orientation

Have taken or registered to take the Writing Skills Test (WST)

Complete a GE Review to ensure all of your lower GE's are fulfilled

Gain work experience through an internship (required for some Majors)

Study abroad (if you have arranged to do so with the Study Abroad Department)

Please Note: If you are a Transfer Student...

-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. 

Helpful Resources for Juniors

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 1A and GE Area A3 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!

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.

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.

If you are considering graduate school, begin researching options and keep track of application dates and deadlines. Graduate Programs at SJSU .

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.

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.

Seniors - (90+) earned units 

Apply for graduation.

Confirm your schedule with your major advisor.

Follow your Graduation Check list and contact your Graduation Evaluator with questions.

Visit Career Services or talk major advisor about job opportunities or graduate school.

Attend a Career Fair on campus.

Helpful Resources for Seniors

Meet with your Major Advisor to make sure you are on track to graduate. Be sure to prepare for your advising appointment.

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.

If applying to graduate school, solicit letters of recommendation.

Apply to graduate school.

Use the catalog, Department Roadmaps, and your  MyProgress to check where you are and which requirements remain at least once a semester.

Become familiar with your Undergraduate Graduation Requirements.

Graduating Seniors

Meet with your Major Advisor to make sure you are on track to graduate. Be sure to prepare for your advising appointment.

Attend the Commencement Ceremony and celebrate all your hard work.

Join the Alumni Association and stay in touch!