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Welcome to Open University

San José State University’s Open University (OU) program allows students from outside the university to enroll in university courses on a space-available basis and gain college credit.

Open University students can grow professionally, enrich their lives, prepare for a career change, or give university life a try. Former San José State University students, SJSU alumni, members of the general community and disqualified students from SJSU or elsewhere may take courses. Open University also allows students to earn credits while waiting for admission.

Open University students may apply 24 units to an undergraduate degree or 6 units to a graduate degree. Currently-enrolled (admitted) SJSU students or those who have been admitted for the current term are not eligible to enroll through Open University.