International Applicants, F-1 Visa

Please read the following information carefully before submitting an application to the MSA


We will be able to accommodate your application for Fall 2018 admission:

  • If you have an accounting degree from an institution located in the United States and do not need any of the prerequisite courses offered in the summer Certificate in Accounting Fundamentals.
  • If you are currently located in the United States, already have an F-1 visa, and need all or some of the prerequisite courses offered in the summer Certificate in Accounting Fundamentals. Under these circumstances we will be able to process your F-1 visa transfer in time for you to enroll in the summer Certificate in Accounting Fundamentals which begins in late May.
  • Please note that if you are offered admission to the MSA, you will not be eligible to enroll in the three-unit  internship course offered in the spring 2019 semester.  Your course selection in the spring 2019 semester will be limited to electives or core courses offered on-campus.  This policy is in accordance with San José State University guidelines and is not subject to change.


If you would like to move forward with the international application please go to http://www.sjsu.edu/lucasgsb/programs/apply-international/index.html 


We will not be able to accommodate your application for Fall 2018 admission:

If you are currently located outside the United States and

  • Need all or some of the prerequisite courses offered in the summer Certificate in Accounting Fundamentals
  • Will require an I-20 to secure an F-1 visa to enroll in the summer Certificate in Accounting Fundamentals

Due to the lengthy processing time, please understand that you will be not be able to secure an F-1 visa in time to enroll in the summer Certificate in Accounting Fundamentals which begins in late May.