FAQ - MS Taxation

  1. How do I register? How do I use MySJSU?

  2. How many classes can I take through “Open University” that will count toward my degree? How do I register for an MS Tax class through Open University?

  3. What courses should I take my first semester?

  4. Can I take a semester or two off without any issues?

  5. If I want to take undergraduate level courses, i.e. my prerequisite courses, at San Jose State University, how do I register?

  6. Do I have to complete the required classes before I can take elective courses?

  7. Where do I find information about financial assistance?

  8. I have a question about my visa?

  9. What is the refund/drop policy?

  10. What paperwork/steps do I need complete to graduate?

  11. I have finished all of my classes, long does it take to clear my requirements and receive my diploma?

  12. Is there a graduation ceremony?

  • How do I register? How do I use MySJSU?

    If you are a formally admitted student, you will register for classes using MySJSU. You have already been sent a password and access instructions. Visit the help desk website for assistance with MySJSU

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  • How many classes can I take through “Open University” that will count toward my degree?

    You are only allowed to transfer in six units (two classes). Open University classes are considered the same as transfer classes, so if you have not transferred in courses from other universities, you can count up to two courses taken through Open University toward your degree. To register for a class through Open University, please check the MST forms page.

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  • What courses should I take my first semester?

    If BUS 223A is offered in the semester you are admitted, we suggest you begin with that course.

    You must take a Taxation course (BUS 2xx) your first semester, or you will have to reapply.

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  • Can I take a semester or two off without any issues?

    Students who have attended at least one semester as a matriculated student and who are in good or probation standing may choose to leave SJSU for one semester (Fall or Spring) without submission of a Leave of Absence form. Students choosing this option must return the following semester and continue their enrollment as a matriculated student. If a student does not return in the semester following the one semester leave, the student will be required to reapply for admission by the appropriate deadline to the next available admission term.

    You may apply for a Leave of Absence for health, military, or planned educational leave (where time is to be spent in relation to an educational objective).

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  • If I want to take undergraduate level courses, i.e. my prerequisite courses, at San Jose State University, how do I register?

    Undergraduate students have priority to enroll in undergraduate courses. Graduate students cannot enroll in undergraduate level courses during Advance Registration. You must wait until the Late Registration period and must have a Permission number from the instructor. Once you receive a permission number, you can log on to MySJSU and register.

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  • Do I have to complete the required classes before I can take elective courses?

    No, you can take elective courses at any time as long as you meet the prerequisite requirement for the specific course you are interested in.

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  • Where do I find information about financial assistance?

    For information on scholarships, grants, loans, etc., please contact the Financial Aid office. The Financial Aid office is located in the Student Services Building on the first level of the 10th Street garage on San Fernando between 9th and 10th Streets. Entrance is on the 9th Street side. Their phone number is (408) 283-7500 (CallSJSU option #2).

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  • I have a question about my visa?

    For visa questions or other questions related to being an International Student, please contact the International Programs and Services Office. Their phone number is (408) 924-5930.

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  • What is the refund/drop policy?

    The drop and refund schedule is posted on the schedule page each semester. The latest drop and refund schedule (pdf) can be found on the schedule page. The drop policy can be found here.
    Drop forms for Special Session Open University students can be found on their home page. Please contact the either the Program Coordinator or Program Director for instructions on submitting these forms

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  • What paperwork/steps do I need to complete to graduate?

    The first step is to complete a Candidacy form. Go here: MST Forms and click on “Instructions” next to “Candidacy Form” for more information. Once that is approved, you can apply for graduation when you are ready to graduate.

    Once your Candidacy form has been approved by Graduate Studies and Research, you can then submit an Application for Award of Degree, also found on the same page. Please be aware of the deadlines listed in the instruction sheet for the Candidacy form.

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  • I have finished all of my classes, long does it take to clear my requirements and receive my diploma?

    It takes a few months for the Graduate Studies office to clear all the graduates and mail your diploma.

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  • Is there a graduation ceremony?

    There is a university-wide graduation every Spring on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. This ceremony is for the current Spring and previous Summer and Fall graduates. For example, the ceremony in May 2008 will be for the Spring 2008, Fall 2007 and Summer 2007 graduates. Many Summer graduates prefer to participate in the previous Spring ceremony. This is fine, but you must understand that your name will not appear in the program until the ceremony the following year. For information on the university ceremony, visit the commencement website .

    The College of Business holds a college ceremony in December each year for the Fall and previous Summer graduates. For information on this ceremony, please contact the College of Business Dean's office: (408) 924-3400.

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