Domestic Steps to Enrollment
Welcome to the SJSU Spartan Community!
Here are some important steps and links to help ensure a successful start to your educational career at SJSU. Although these steps are presented in numerical order, keep in mind that you may not necessarily complete all of these steps in the order that they are presented.
Step 1: Obtain Admission letter
Within 3-4 days after your MySJSU admission status changes to Accepted, you will receive a MySJSU message with important information on receiving your official admission letter.
Please note: If you are currently on an F2 or H4 visa and want to convert to an F1 visa, you will need to work with the International Student Advising (ISA) Office. You will need to attend their Change of Status Workshop (see the available workshop days on the calendar on the ISA website). ISA staff will assist you in applying for a change of status.
Step 2: Complete the Next Steps Intent to Enroll process
Let us know that you are planning to attend SJSU!
Step 3: Prepare your immunization documents
Please review information regarding immunization requirements
Step 4: Register for classes through your MySJSU Account
You will be able to use your MySJSU account to view your assigned enrollment appointment dates for course registration.
Questions regarding registration?
Visit or contact the Office of the Registrar
Step 5: Pay for registered classes
After you register for classes, check your MySJSU account for fees and due dates.
Note: You must first register for classes before paying fees.
The Bursar’s Office is responsible for receiving tuition and fee payments. The Bursar’s office also oversees international wire transfer information. Should you have any questions regarding payment please contact their office.
Step 6: Review local resources
Below are a few resources if you need to relocate to San Jose, CA:
Airports and Transportation
Resources to book your flight and travel to SJSU:
Shuttle Service for both SFO and MSJ
Review SJSU housing options.
The Welcome to California website also lists campus resources, as well as, local resources.
Step 7: Get your SJSU Tower Card, Transportation Sticker, and Library Card
Also, consider obtaining an Eco Pass if you are planning to use public transportation.
Step 8: Attend the University Graduate Student Orientation
Please refer to your NextSteps account to register for the university orientation and to find specifics about this special event.
Departments may offer their own department orientation. Please check your department’s website for more details.
Students in online and special session programs in non-local areas are not expected to attend Graduate Student Orientation but are welcome to participate in the on-campus event.
Step 9: Clear your Provisional Admission and To-Do List
If you were admitted pending submission of final documents, please submit outstanding documents by the posted due date on your MySJSU "To-Do List".
If you have any questions about submitting your MySJSU "To-Do List" outstanding items to the GAPE office, please contact our Domestic Admission Evaluators.
Step 10: Review Steps to Completing Your Master’s Program and the Steps to Graduation brochure
It is never too early to prepare for your educational journey. Visit our Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations website to review our Steps to Completing Your Master’s Program, our Steps to Graduation brochure, along with deadlines related to candidacy and graduation. The brochure offers great resources and tips for success throughout your education at SJSU.
We look forward to welcoming you to SJSU!