Conditional Admission/Eligibility

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The Conditional Admission / Eligibility program at San Jose State University is designed for international students who are academically qualified to apply for admission to the university, but have an insufficient score on the TOEFL or IELTS. Conditional admission is an opportunity for you to study for at least one semester at International Gateways, SJSU's intensive English program, until you obtain the required TOEFL or IELTS score. After you earn the score, you can submit a formal application to one of San Jose State University's degree programs via Cal State Apply.

Please note that acceptance to the Conditional Admission / Eligibility program does not guarantee acceptance to a degree program at the university-- students who are offered conditional admission must submit a Cal State Apply application to a degree program upon achieving the minimum TOEFL or IELTS score required.

  How to progress from conditional admission to SJSU admission


When is the Deadline to Apply?

Conditional admission applications are accepted year-round. There is no deadline and students can apply for conditional admission anytime.

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  1. Fill out the Conditional Admission Application online:
    Students are required to create an account to begin the application. For questions about the online application, visit the application tutorial (pdf).

  2. Mail the following official documents to International Gateways:

    • Official Transcripts
    • Official Graduation Certificate or Letter Stating Expected Graduation Date
    Please note that to be considered official, transcripts, certificates, and letters must be stamped on each page and sealed in a stamped envelope by the issuing institution or government agency. Academic records that are not stamped, or that are not sealed in a stamped envelope, will not be accepted by our admissions office for evaluation. SJSU requires academic records in the original language and English. The English translations must be from the issuing institution or government office only; translations from notaries, agents, or professional translators will not be accepted.

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