Undergraduate Admission


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Fall 2017 application period: 1 October, 2016 to 31 March, 2017

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 APPLICATION PROCESS

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

   

Who Can Apply

How to Apply

Admission Deadlines

Your Application Status

Estimated Costs

English Requirement

Official Transcripts

Declaration of Finance

Passport Copy

Health Insurance


 

Application Process

Who Can Apply

You are eligible for Undergraduate Admission to San Jose State University if you have

    • graduated from a secondary or high school
    • completed studies with grades equal to a U.S. 3.0 GPA ("B" grades), or above
    • completed at least three years of college preparatory mathematics (this includes elementary & intermediate level algebra and plane geometry)
    • achieved the required English language proficiency test score
    • For Transfer Students Only:
      • Lower Division Transfer -- less than 60 transferable units (roughly two years) of undergraduate coursework
      • Upper Division Transfer -- 60 transferable units or more (roughly two years) of undergraduate coursework
    • SAT/ACT is not required, but strongly recommended.

San Jose State is a popular school and it has become more selective because of the high volume of student applications. Impaction means that students can no longer meet the university minimums for entrance. They must compete in a selective process. Information on this process can be found at the Impaction for Undergraduate Admission website. Students must think carefully about which major they want to apply to because some majors require a higher eligibility index number than others. Students are assigned an eligibility index number to assess eligibility based on this formula: (SAT Math+Writing score) + (800 x GPA) = Eligibility Index Number. International students are not required to take the SAT. If they choose not to take the SAT an artificial SAT score will be assigned to them. If they do take it their score will likely be higher than the artificial SAT score, which will give them a high eligibility index number. See the Freshman Impaction by Majors table for a list of programs eligibility number requirements.

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How to Apply

All students must apply to SJSU online through "CSUMentor"

To see how to apply to undergraduate programs online, please read the step-by-step tutorial carefully.


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Admission Deadlines

Fall 2017 application period: 1 October, 2016 to 31 March, 2017

Application must be submitted through CSUMentorIf supporting documents are not received by the deadline, your application will be withdrawn and cancelled.  

  Dates
Application Period 1 October, 2016 to 31 March, 2017
Document Deadlines See deadlines for Fall 2017 International Undergraduate page
   


This schedule is for International Undergraduate applications only.

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Your Application Status

After you have submitted your application, you must activate your MySJSU account to check your status of your application.

NOTE: Your application will not be evaluated for admission to SJSU until ALL supporting documents have been received.

To activate your MySJSU account:

When you log in, click on your "To Do List" to find information regarding missing documents or test scores that are needed to complete your application.

If you any problem activating your MySJSU account, please fill out the Account Help Form. If you need further assistance, please email the SJSU Help Desk at: ithelpdesk@sjsu.edu.

Be sure to include your full name and date of application.

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Estimated Costs

To maintain student visa status, undergraduates are required to enroll in 12 units of coursework every semester.

Estimated Costs for One Academic Year
  Costs
Tuition & Campus Fee $16,306.00
Living Expenses  $20,088.00
   
Total $36,394.00

Note: Fees Are Subject to Change.  Living expenses include room & board, transportation, books and supplies. 

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Required Documents

English Requirement

Students who have graduated from a secondary or high school in a country where English is not the primary language must submit the required English language test score.  Students who have completed 3 years or more of study at a secondary or high school in the U.S., MUST submit a minimum 3502 SAT or 842 ACT score. 

SJSU Minimum Undergraduate English Requirement 
English Tests Scores
TOEFL: All Undergraduate majors except Engineering 61 (iBT)   500 (PBT)
TOEFL: All Engineering majors 80 (iBT)   550 (PBT)
IELTS: All Undergraduate majors 6.0
PTE: All Undergraduate majors except Engineering 44
PTE: All Engineering majors 53

 

Your official English test score MUST be sent directly from the testing agency to the San Jose State University Admissions Office (for TOEFL scores only -- use institution code 4687).

Applicants who have not met the English language proficiency requirement are strongly encouraged to apply to the Conditional Admission Eligibility program before applying to San Jose State University.

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Official Transcripts

Students applying for Undergraduate Admission to San Jose State University must have their school submit transcripts to verify all completed coursework at a secondary or high school.

If you are still studying at a secondary or high school at the time you apply for admission you must have your school submit the most current "Work In Progress" transcript. You must also have your school submit your final transcript when you graduate.

Your official transcripts, grade reports or marks sheets must be sent by your school to the following address: 

Undergraduate International Admissions
One Washington Square
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA  95192-0016
Phone number: 408-283-7500


 

All submitted documents become the property of San Jose State University and cannot be returned. 

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Declaration of Finance

All International Undergraduate applicants must submit a Declaration of Finance form and a Bank Statement showing a minimum of $36,394.00 USD in funds available for study. All letters verifying funds must be dated within the current year.

  1. If your funds come from your government or a private agency:
    • you must complete and sign the Declaration of Finance
    • you must attach a verification letter on letterhead paper from your government or private agency indicating a minimum of $36,394.00 USD in available funds
  2. If your funds are from an individual sponsor (Self, parents etc):
    • you must complete and sign the Declaration of Finance
    • you must enter the required information regarding your parents or sponsor. (If your parents or sponsor is not able to sign, you must provide a signed letter declaring his/her intent to sponsor you.)
    • you must attach a letter from your sponsor's bank indicating a minimum of $36,394.00 USD in available funds
  3.  
Submit your Declaration of Finance and Bank Verification letter to this email address:

sa-adm-wrkflow@sjsu.edu


All submitted documents become the property of San Jose State University and cannot be returned. 

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Passport Copy

A copy of the biographic page of your current passport is required.

The name listed on your passport must be exactly the same name that will appear on your  I-20 if you are offered admission.

There are no exceptions to this rule.

Send a copy of your passport to this email address :

sa-adm-wrkflow@sjsu.edu

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Health Insurance 

SJSU requires all inbound international students to purchase the SJSU health insurance coverage prior to registering for classes. You can register for the mandatory SJSU health insurance online.

International Students will not be able to register for classes without first purchasing SJSU health insurance. The comprehensive insurance program includes coverage for accidental injury/sickness, medical evacuation, and repatriation and is also valid when traveling outside the United States. You can view the insurance fees and purchase your insurance online before your arrival. 

F-1 students with dependents are recommended to also purchase health insurance for their F-2 dependents.

You may purchase coverage in three different ways:

  • Annually, covering you from August 1 to July 31, or
  • Fall semester only, with coverage from August 1 to January 1, or
  • Spring/summer semester only, with coverage from January 1 to July 31.

For additional information on how the medical system in the US works, please view this Healthcare in the USA Introduction video.  

A hold will be placed on students' MySJSU record before registration for the semester begins. Before you try registering for classes be sure to purchase your health insurance plan so the hold can be lifted. Insurance holds will be removed within 36 hours after purchase 


Instructions to Purchase SJSU Health Insurance Plan

Purchase your health insurance from Wells Fargo Insurance Services website (here).  Follow these steps to purchase the correct plan:

  1. Go to studentinsurance.wellsfargo.com (click here)
  2. Select "Find Your School's Plan"
  3. Type in "San Jose State" 
  4. Select "2017-2018 San Jose State Univ.-International" 
  5. Select "Fall" or "Annual" plan
  6. Input your information and payment information as instructed.
  7. Insurance hold will be removed within 36 hours after purchase.

Exemptions from the requirement to purchase the insurance are the following:

  1. Students on a government-sponsored scholarship which provides compatible insurance coverage as a part of the sponsorship.  To clear hold: Submit the request for exemption forms in the ISSS office.  
  2. Students receiving insurance coverage through an employer-sponsored plan in the United States (i.e. receipt of insurance is a part of the U.S. employment compensation through your spouse). Supplemental Medical Evacuation and Repatriation must be purchased.   To clear hold: Submit the request for exemption forms in the ISSS office.
  3. J-1 participants in the ISEP, International Student Exchange Program.
 
If you have questions about purchasing your insurance, contact the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at 408-924-5920 or international-office@sjsu.edu.

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