International Transfer Steps to Enrollment

Meet All Deadlines

If you miss an SJSU deadline, we will withdraw your application for admission, and you will not be able to attend SJSU for the term you originally intended. If you anticipate any problems completing the required steps below by the stated deadlines, contact prior to the deadline.

Steps to Enrollment

Before starting the Steps to Enrollment process, make sure you have activated your MySJSU account. SJSU communicates by posting items to your “To Do List” and sending messages to your MySJSU account.

Submit Your Intent to Enroll

If admitted, you must complete the Next Steps Intent to Enroll process by the date posted on your MySJSU “To Do List”. The Next Steps Intent to Enroll process includes accepting SJSU’s offer of admission, signing up for Transfer Orientation, and paying for Orientation. All steps must be completed to maintain admission at SJSU.


Sign up for Transfer Orientation

Transfer Orientation is a mandatory one-day program. For details, visit the Transfer Orientation website.

Pay Your Enrollment Deposit 

In order to complete the Next Steps Intent to Enroll process, you will be prompted to pay your enrollment deposit via our Cashnet website (link provided in your Next Steps portal). Your non-refundable $250 Enrollment Deposit includes your Orientation payment and deposit toward a portion of your tuition and fees.


Apply for Campus Housing (Optional)

If you would like to live in campus Housing while attending SJSU, you must complete a Housing Application. The priority Housing application deadline is May 1 for a Fall term.

Purchase Health Insurance

SJSU requires all students to have medical insurance, and all international students are required to purchase the SJSU health insurance coverage prior to registering for classes. You can register for the mandatory SJSU health insurance online. To enroll, go to then, select “Find Your School Plan” and type “San Jose State University.” 

Attend Transfer Orientation (Mandatory)

Transfer Orientation is mandatory. If you are late or leave during any portion of the program, your admission will be withdrawn.

Take the Writing Skills Test

Taking the WST is highly recommended before enrolling for upper division transfers. All upper division students must pass the WST in order to register for SJSU Studies General Education Courses.

Register for Classes

Registration is a multi-step process. To view what is needed from an incoming transfer student in order to register, visit our registration information.

Submit Final Transcripts and Documents

Continue to check your MySJSU “To Do List” for transcript and document deadlines. We review your final transcript to verify that you completed all required courses for admission. Final transcripts must be submitted by the date listed on your MySJSU “To Do List”. If you have AP, IB or CLEP exam results, please have official test results sent to SJSU.

Pay your Tuition and Fees

Fees are due after registering for your classes. Check your MySJSU account under "Finances" to see your payment due date.