Documents Required

After submitting your SJSU application, you will be required to submit many of the documents listed below.

After applying, check your MySJSU account often for your personal required documents. 

 
Academic Records

Official academic records, including transcripts, mark sheets, diplomas and degrees, from every secondary (freshmen and lower division transfers) and post-secondary school you attended must be sent directly in separate sealed envelopes to SJSU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions. There are no exceptions. Copies of documents sent directly by the applicant will not be accepted or processed.

NOTE: Once submitted to SJSU, documents become the property of the university and cannot be released.

Bank Statement

Send a letter from your bank or copy of your bank statement stating the amount of liquid funds of at least $39,199 USD in your account (or your sponsor's account). The letter/statement must have been issued within the last six months and must be reported in U.S. dollars. If you have a sponsor, the name listed on the bank statement must match your sponsor’s name. This sponsor’s name must also be entered on your Declaration of Finance Form.

Declaration of Finance Form

We will post a link to the Declaration of Finance Form on your MySJSU account. You and your sponsor must sign the Declaration of Finance Form. Your Declaration of Finance Form must indicate that you or your sponsor have at least $39,199 (2018-2019). The Declaration of Finance Form must match the account holder name on the bank statement/letter you submit. 

Copy of Passport

Submit a copy of your current passport with your current legal name. The name on your passport MUST match the name you used when you submitted your application.  Your passport must be current and not less than three months from expiring.

Test Scores

Official test scores, such as TOEFL/IELTS/PTE and SAT/ACT must be sent directly from the testing company. If possible, please have your test scores sent electronically by the testing company. For proper identification, be sure to register for tests using the name you provided on your application and that is on your passport. Score reports for TOEFL, IELTS and PTE over two years old are not valid. The school code for SAT and TOEFL results is 4687.

Transfer In Form

If you are transferring from another U.S. institution, you must complete the top portion of the Transfer In Form. Take your form and your admit letter to your school; ask them to complete the remainder of the form and send it according to the instructions provided on the form. You should make this request at the end of your last term of attendance at your former school, and before the first day of classes at SJSU.

If you are attending DeAnza or Foothill College, please check in with your International Advising Office, as their process may be different.

Please note: If you are offered admission to SJSU and are coming from outside the United States, SJSU will process your I-20 form and mail it to you in your admission packet so that you may then start your F-1 visa process.

Certified English Translations

Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations by an approved government or school official. Notarized translations will not be accepted.

 

I-20 Form

If you are offered admission to SJSU and are coming from outside the United States, SJSU will process your I-20 form and mail it to you in your admission packet so that you may start your F-1 visa process. In order to create your I-20, you must provide an international permanent home address, not a Post Office Box address, school address or agent address.

 

How to Submit Documents

Please submit documents in the required format. Do not send the same document twice, unless requested.

  • Make sure the documents are emailed as separate PDFs. If multiple documents are combined in a single PDF file, the document will not be accepted and cannot be processed. Free PDF converters are available at primopdf.com or freepdfconvert.com
  • Include your nine-digit SJSU ID and your first and last name in the BODY of the email message.

• Send your email with attachments to sa-adm-wrkflow@sjsu.edu Note: One email may contain multiple PDF files. After your documents have been submitted, it may take up to three weeks for your “To Do List” items on your MySJSU account to be updated. Avoid delays, apply early and submit documents as soon as possible in the approved format.