Undergraduate Admission


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Fall 2015 application period: October 1, 2014 to April 1, 2015

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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: less than 60 transferrable units (roughly two years) of undergraduate coursework

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How to Apply

All students must apply to SJSU online through "CSU Mentor"

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

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Admission Deadlines

Fall 2015 application period: October 1, 2014 to April 1, 2015

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be submitted through CSUMentor.eduIf supporting documents are not received by the deadline, your application will be withdrawn and cancelled.  

  Dates
Application period October 1, 2014 to April 1, 2015
Document Deadline Postmarked by May 1, 2015
Final Transcripts &         Graduation Certificate
Postmarked by July 15, 2015 


This schedule is for 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:

    • Go to MySJSU
    • Click on: "Activate Your Account"
    • Follow the instructions below

application status

Then 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 email the SJSU Help Desk at: help@help.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 $16,251.00
Mandatory Health Insurance $  1,106.00
Living Expenses $13,050.00
Total $30,407.00

Note: Fees Are Subject to Change

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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 68

 

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 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 are required to submit the most current "Work In Progress" transcript. You must also submit your final transcript when you graduate.

To find which school documents are required, click on the letter group for your country and scroll down until you find your country.  You will find an explanation of the exact documents required and how they must be submitted to the Admissions Office.

Please be sure to follow instructions listed for your country, or documents will be considered unofficial and will not be accepted.  

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

San Jose State University
International Admissions
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA  95192-0016


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 (pdf) and a Bank Verification letter showing a minimum of $30,407.00 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 (pdf)
    • you must attach a verification letter on letterhead paper from your government or private agency indicating a minimum of $30,407.00 USD in available funds
  2. If your funds are from an individual sponsor:
    • you must complete and sign the Declaration of Finance (pdf)
    • you must enter the required information regarding your parents or sponsor or 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 $30,407.00 USD in available funds
  3.  If your funds are from an individual sponsor:
    • you must complete and sign the Declaration of Finance (pdf)
    • you must attach a letter from your bank indicating a minimum of $30,407.00 USD in available funds

Submit your Declaration of Finance and Bank Verification letter to this address:

San Jose State University
International Admissions
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA  95192-0016


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.

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Health Insurance

International students must have approved medical insurance before registering for classes each semester.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Most common "travel insurance" plans are not acceptable.

You will not be able to register for until you can show proof of adequate health insurance that includes coverage for accidental injury, sickness, medical evacuation, and repatriation.

San Jose State University offers a comprehensive low cost insurance program that is also valid when traveling outside the United States. This insurance can be purchased online at: www.csuhealthlink.com

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