Freshman Applicant

Thank you for submitting your application to SJSU!

We encourage you to check your MySJSU account weekly for any deadlines, messages and/or documents required to complete your application to SJSU. A list of general deadlines is also available for quick review. 

Review the Steps to Admission

Our Steps to Admission provides an overview of the necessary steps to successfully complete the application process for SJSU. 

Submit official SAT and/or ACT scores

Freshman applicants are required to submit official SAT (Evidence Based Reading and Writing and Math) or ACT composite scores by the posted deadline to be eligible for admission. 

Admission Statuses

You can view your current admission status on your MySJSU Student Center by scrolling to the bottom of the screen under Admissions and clicking on "View Status". You can reference our Admission Statuses page for detailed descriptions.

Residency Information

Your residency status is determined by the answers you provided on your Cal State Apply application. If you have any questions about how residency is determined, please review our Residency information.

Admission Appeals

In the case that you do not meet the admission requirements or do not meet the impaction criteria for the term you have applied, you will be sent a message/letter with details on the appeals process. This message is time-sensitive so it is important that you check your MySJSU regularly. There is not an appeal process if you miss a deadline, such as missing a portion of the Next Steps Intent to Enroll process, test deadline, and/or document deadline.

Spartan Pathways

Spartan Pathways is a university commitment to provide access to communities characterized by low socioeconomic status and historically low rates of college attendance. CSU eligible applicants, who did not meet the major-specific impaction threshold to the university are eligible to apply for the Spartan Pathways program. These individuals will receive information about participation in the message posted to their MySJSU student account at the time of admission withdrawal for impaction.