Admission to Graduation Project

Background

San Jose State has established campus-specific goals designed to contribute to the greater success of the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025.

The Admission to Graduation Project (A to G Project) was formed in the Fall of 2014 to identify and implement enhancements to technical and business processes that would facilitate graduation for our students and contribute to meeting SJSU's goals. The project is a partnership between Administration & Finance, Academic and Student Affairs led by Enrollment Services with representation from across campus. 

SJSU Graduation Initiative goals for 2025 include:

  • Increase our four year FTF graduation rate from 9% to 35%  (entering class of 2021)
  • Increase our six year FTF graduation rate from 49% to 71%  (entering class of 2019)
  • Increase our two year UDT graduation rate from 19% to 36%  (entering class of 2023)
  • Increase our four year UDT graduation rate from 67% to 80%  (entering class of 2021)
  • Reduce the URM achievement gap from 12% to 0%
  • Reduce the Pell/non Pell achievement gap from 10% to 0% 

Phase One: Roadmap

  • Fall 2014 to current: Transfer Credit Rules evaluation, creation and correction in Peoplesoft.
  • Spring 2015: Spartan Scheduler rolled out to enrolled students. Spartan Scheduler allows students to plan class schedules around other commitments like work, athletics, and family commitments. (Completed)
  • Late Fall 2015: Implement automation of CSU Eligibility for Transfer applicants. (Completed)
  • Fall 2015 - Winter 2016: Implement Supplemental Application for Fall 2016 transfer applicants. The supplemental application will facilitate corrections to information entered on the CSU Mentor application and allow students applying to impacted majors with supplemental coursework criteria to report additional coursework. (Completed)
  • Fall 2015 - Winter 2016: In partnership with the College of Business, launch pilot project to automate the undergraduate application for graduation. (Completed)
  • Winter 2016: Implement impaction automation for transfer applicants. (Completed)

Phase Two: Roadmap

  • Spring - Summer 2016: Develop and produce a Steps to Graduation resource for incoming students. (Completed)
  • Spring - Fall 2016: Implement automation of impaction for Freshmen applicants. (In Progress)
  • Spring - Fall 2016: Develop and implement reporting tools to analyze supplemental application, impaction and enrollment data. (In Progress)
  • Spring 2016 - Fall 2017: Automate tracking of substitutions and exceptions as they relate to the degree audit and application for graduation. (In Progress)
  • Summer 2016 - Spring 2017: Expand automation of application for graduation to include additional colleges and our graduate programs. (In Progress)
  • Fall 2016 - Fall 2017: Implement Smart Planner functionality. (In Progress)