Graduation Application Process and Forms

General Information

Please visit the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations website for general information regarding graduate admission at SJSU and to apply online. To begin applying online go to Cal State Apply.

International Students

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Important: Keep track of deadline dates and submit all forms before the deadline for that form.

  1. All students must complete and submit the Candidacy Approval Form (also known as the Departmental Request for Candidacy and Graduate Degree Program) by the posted deadline for the semester you plan to graduate (see deadline dates).
    See Candidacy Approval Form for details on submitting this form to the Graduate Advisor, Dr. Jacob Tsao. Note: This form must be typed. You only file this form once. Dr. Dessouky will review the form and submit it to the Graduate Admissions department.
    Note: If you submit this form and then decide to take different classes you need to file a course substitution form [PDF]. You should mail or FAX this form to the attention of Fabiola Zendejas.
    Please keep a copy of this form and records of when you mailed or faxed it to Fabiola Zendejas (FAX is 408-924-4040). 
  2. All students must complete and submit the Application for Award of the Master's Degree form [PDF] by the posted deadline (see deadline dates).
    1. FAX:
      Attn: Graduate Admissions & Program Evaluation, 1-408-924-2477. Attn: Diana McDonald.
    2. Mail:
      Graduate Admissions & Program Evaluation
      San José State University
      One Washington Square
      San José, CA 95192-0025
  3. There is no longer a fee associated with filing this form. Keep a copy of the form and a record of when you mailed or faxed it to Graduate Admissions & Program Evaluation (Attn: Diana McDonald).

Changing Graduation Date

If you change the date you plan to graduate and have submitted an Application for Award of Master's Degree form, you must submit a Reactivation form [PDF] and pay $10.00.

Regular and Special Session students: Make 2 copies of the Reactivation form. Mail the original completed Reactivation form with a check for $10 to the Bursar's Office:

Bursar's Office
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0138

Keep one copy of the Reactivation form and a record of when you mailed it to Bursar's Office. FAX one copy of the Reactivation form to Graduate Admissions & Program Evaluation, attn: Diana McDonald, at 1-408-924-2477.

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