Undergraduate Admission


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Spring 2020 application intake has closed.

Fall 2020 application deadline is

April 1, 2020.

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Application Process

Required Documents

   

Eligibility

How to Apply

Deadlines

Application Status

Estimated Costs

English Language Proficiency

Official Transcripts

Financial Documents

Passport

Health Insurance


 

Application Process

Eligibility

 

For Freshmen Students

You are eligible for admission to San José State University if you have:

    • Graduated or will graduate from a secondary or high school. 
    • Earned the equivalent of a U.S. 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or an average of "B" grades. 
    • Successfully completed three years of college preparatory mathematics with a minimum grade of "C-" or higher. 
    • Achieved the required English language proficiency test score.
    • Completed SAT/ACT (not required but strongly recommended).

Please visit International Freshmen Admission for more information. 

 

For Transfer Students Only

    • Lower Division Transfer60 semester (90 quarter) or less  transferable units. 
    • Upper Division Transfer - 60 semester (90 quarter) or more transferable units.
    • Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) Complete an associate degree for transfer at a California Community College and 60 additional semester units at SJSU to receive a bachelor’s degree in a similar program.

Please visit International Transfer Admission for more information.

 

Impaction 

In addition to meeting the Academic Requirements for International Freshmen, admission to San José State is competitive because SJSU continues to have more qualified applicants than space available. We call this competitive Admission process Impaction in the California State University (CSU) system. This means that meeting the minimum California State University (CSU) requirements does not guarantee admission to SJSU.  Information on this process can be found at the Impaction for Undergraduate Freshmen Admission.

 

Majors with (Program-Specific) Preparation Courses
Select majors (degree programs) give preference to applicants who have completed program-specific preparatory courses. These programs are noted in the "Degrees" section and will give preference to students based on a combination of their self-reported GPA and the completion of program-specific, lower division coursework. See Impaction for Transfer Admissions and List of Programs.

For example, if two applicants to the same program have the same GPA, preference will be given to the applicant who has completed the greater number of program-specific preparation courses. Similarly, if two applicants have completed the same number of program-specific preparation courses, preference will be given to the applicant with the higher GPA.  

 

Post-baccalaureate/Second Bachelor's degree

SJSU is not accepting applicants who has earned a bachelor's degree and is seeking to complete another bachelor's degree.

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How to Apply

  1. Submit an application through CalState Apply.
  2. Submit all required documents to Undergraduate Admissions:
    • Official transcript (including courses in progress)
    • English language proficiency test score
    • Financial letter/statement
    • Declaration of finance of finance form

 

Remember to check your "To Do List" in your MySJSU account regularly for information regarding missing documents that are needed to complete your application.

 

NOTE: All documents must be received before admission decision is made. 

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Deadlines

Application must be submitted through CalState ApplyIf supporting documents are not received by the document deadline, your application will be withdrawn and canceled.   

Spring 2020

   
 Application Period  August 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019
 Application Deadline  September 30, 2019
 Document Deadline  November 1, 2019
    

 

Fall 2020

            
 Application Period  October 1, 2019 - April 1, 2020      
 Application Deadline  April 1, 2020
 Document Deadline  May 1, 2020
   


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Application Status

Your MySJSU account is your primary source of information about your application status. In order to see your status, you will need to activate your account. About a week after you complete your application in Cal State Apply, you will receive an email from SJSU that includes your 9-digit SJSU ID and instructions on how to activate your MySJSU account. This email often gets sent to spam filters, so be sure the spam filters on your email account are set to accept email from @sjsu.edu and that you check your spam folders. We recommend you check your email regularly. 

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

 

To activate your MySJSU account: 

  1. Go to Set the Password.
  2. Sign in to One.SJSU.edu and search for MySJSU. 
  3. Navigate to your "To Do List" in MySJSU  for information regarding missing documents that are needed to complete your application. Remember that you must meet the deadline dates to complete your application. 
  4. Check your account regularly.

If you need more help, please visit Activate MySJSU 

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Estimated Costs

To maintain F-1 visa status, undergraduate students are required to enroll in 12 units every semester. Below is an estimated cost for one academic year and is subject to change.

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 

   
 Type of Fees  Estimated Cost
 Tuition Fees  $17,300.00
 Living Expenses  $21,397.00
 Medical Insurance  $1,888.00
 Total  $40,585.00
   

 

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

   
 Types of Fees  Estimated Cost
 Tuition Fees  $17,356.00
 Living Expenses  $22,213.00
 Medical Insurance  $1,982.00
 Total  $41,551.00
   

 

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Required Documents

English Language Proficiency

Students who have graduated from a secondary school or high school in a country where English is not the primary language must submit the required English language proficiency 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. 

  

   
 Test Type  Minimum Score
 TOEFL  61 iBT/550 PBT
 TOEFL (Engineering majors)   80 iBT/550 PBT
 IELTS  6.0
 PTE  44
   


Your official English test score MUST be mailed directly from the testing agency in a sealed envelope 
to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Office (see below for address). For TOEFL iBT scores only, San José State University institution code is 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 José State University.

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Official Transcripts

Students applying for Undergraduate Admission to San José 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 mailed directly by your school in a sealed envelope to the following address: 

 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
San José State University

One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0016

 

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

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Financial Documents

All applicants must submit a Declaration of Finance form AND a Bank Statement/Letter showing the minimum financial requirement. All letters must be dated within 6 months of the application date to ensure that the information is current.

 

1. Bank Statement/Letter

A letter from your bank or statement stating the amount of liquid funds is at least the amount of the estimated costs (see above). The document should be in English, in U.S. dollars, and issued within the previous six months. If you have a sponsor, the name listed on the bank letter/statement must match your sponsor’s name. The sponsor’s name must also be entered on your Declaration of Finance Form.

 

2. Declaration of Finance Form

All international applicants must submit a complete, signed, and dated SJSU Declaration of Finance form. The name on the form must match the account holder name on the bank statement/letter. 

Submit your Declaration of Finance form and Bank Statement/Letter in this format and upload to SJSU Admissions Document Upload

 

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

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Passport 

A copy of the biographic page of your valid 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.
 

Submit a copy of your passport in this format
to SJSU Admissions Document Upload 


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Health Insurance

SJSU requires all international students to purchase the SJSU health insurance coverage prior to registering for classes. Please visit Health Insurance for more information.    

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