- When is the Advanced Registration period?
- When is the Late Registration period?
- What is an Enrollment Appointment?
- How do I view my enrollment appointment?
- Some of my friends/ classmates have earlier enrollment appointments and I wonder why?
- How to add a class during Advance Registration or Late Registration?
- I am having trouble registering for a course. The system said “prerequisites have not been met”, but I took the required course at another institution. What do I need to do to register for this course?
- How do I audit a class?
- How do I take a class as credit/ no credit instead of a normal letter grading?
- Why can’t I register in 100W classes, I passed WST?
- What do I need to do if I tried to register and received a message “Instructor Consent” or “Department Consent” required?
- I need to register for 2 classes that have a time conflict. How do I go about this?
- I need to retake a class for the first time because I did not have a passing grade of C or better, what do I need to do? I heard about grade forgiveness, how does it work?
- I need to retake a class for the second time (register for the third time), what do I need to do?
- I am newly admitted student, I saw immunization hold for Measles-Rubella and Hepatitis B on MySJSU. What do I need to do to fulfill these requirements?
- How many Waitlist units do I have? Does it change as my total enrolled units changes?
For Waitlisting Procedures, Issues, Billings or FAQs, please go to this page.
The Advanced Registration period begins 1 – 2 months prior to the first day of instruction. Students will need to check MySJSU to learn when their appointment is scheduled. Please view Registration Calendar ahead of time.
Late Registration period starts the first day of instruction and ends on the add deadline(last day to add). Students can add/drop courses via MySJSU during this period. For specific dates, check Registration calendars. A late fee will apply for all first-time adds. If you have any questions regarding fees, please contact Bursar's office.
An Enrollment Appointment is the date and time that you can start registering (signing up) for classes. You will have an Enrollment Appointment during the Advanced Registration (please see question 1) and during Late Registration(please see question 2).
For continuing students your enrollment appointment is based on your class level and Priority Registration Groups.
New students will receive an enrollment appointment once we have verified you attended orientation and met the CSU Eligibility academic requirements. Due to high volume in the number of admitted students, this evaluation process can take 4-8 weeks.
Here are the navigational steps of how to view your enrollment appointment on MySJSU. This instruction is posted on MySJSU homepage under Students, Help Tutorials, Quick Steps.
For continuing students your enrollment appointment is based on your class level(e.g. freshman or junior) and Priority Registration Groups. Unless your appointment is not correct according to your class level and the Priority Registration group, we will not be able to move it to an earlier date or time. The Priority Registration system was approved by Enrollment Committee of the Academic Senate.
For new students you will receive an enrollment appointment once we have verified you attended orientation and met CSU Eligibility academic requirements. Due to high volume in the number of admitted students, this evaluation process can take 4-8 weeks.
During the Advance Registration period, you may add yourself on waitlisting. During the Late Registration period, waitlisting is no longer valid. You will need to attend the first day of class and obtain a permission number from your instructor. Permission numbers are at the instructor’s discretion. Via MySJSU, you will need to enter permission number after you select the class you wish to add.
7. I am having trouble registering for a course. The system said “prerequisites have not been met”, but I took the required course at another institution. What do I need to do to register for this course?
Take a copy of your transcript, showing the required course, to your instructor to prove that you have met the prerequisite. Your instructor can then give you a permission number.
To request to change the normal letter grading to Audit (AU), read and print the Audit Option form (PDF) carefully for instructions and requirements. Once this form is signed and submitted, student will have no option to revert the audit back to a graded option. No grade points will be posted on the student's permanent record. For additional information regarding the Audit Option, please see the Grading System in the University Catalog. Submit this form to the window "R" (Registrar) counter in the Student Services Center before the add deadline.
You can submit a request to change normal letter grading to credit/no credit (CR/NC). This option is only available to upper-division (Junior or Senior) and Post Baccalaureate students. Read and print the Credit/ No Credit Option form (PDF) carefully for instructions and qualifications. For additional information regarding the Credit/No Credit Option, please see the University Catalog regarding Grades - Credit/No Credit(CR/NC). Submit this form to the window "R" (Registrar) in the Student Services Center(SSC) before the Add deadline.
Other than passing WST, 100w classes also require students to be in upper division standing, which mean you need to be in junior or senior level class standing. Junior level starts at 60 and senior level at 90 units.
To find out the number of units earned(UE), you can access a copy of your unofficial transcripts via MySJSU and look at the number of units under the coding "UE".
If you are currently having less than 60 units, you can:
1. Wait until you become a junior to take upper division courses or
2. Download a Petition to enroll in SJSU Studies (Area R, S, V & Z) Courses with Less than 60 units (pdf) to get approval to take upper division courses as a lower division student.
11. What do I need to do if I tried to register and received a message “Instructor Consent” or “Department Consent” required?
You need to contact the instructor(if it is before the semester begins) or attend the first class meeting to obtain a permission number from him/her. Once you receive this number, you will be able to register via MySJSU. Please follow this steps on how to enroll and where to input your permission number(on page 5).
For SJSU policy regarding "Instructor Consent", please go to SJSU catalog online and follow this navigational steps: Fall 2012(or current term) - Policies and Procedures : Registration and Tuition Fees : Registration - Adding a Class : “Instructor Consent” or “Department Consent”.
You will need to obtain a permission number from the instructor of one of the classes, and a letter written on department letterhead. This letter need to say that the instructor is aware of the time conflict and the student is approved to add the class. You should then bring the letter and permission number to the window "R"(Registrar) at Student Services Center(SSC). Our staff will verify the letter and help you add that class.
13. I need to retake a class for the first time because I did not have a passing grade of C or better, what do I need to do? I heard about grade forgiveness, how does it work?
NEW: Students repeating a course for the first time will be able to register for that course starting 8 AM, Saturday, August 4. If a course is full, students may put themselves on a waitlist if they meet the SJSU waitlist criteria (Graduate students are limited to 5 waitlist units).
“Grade Forgiveness” will be applied once the grade of the repeated class is earned. Grade Forgiveness (Formerly known as “Academic Renewal” ) is the circumstance in which the new grade replaces the former grade in terms of the calculation of GPA. The original grade remains on the transcript but not being calculated into GPA. The policies regarding repetition of courses with Grade Forgiveness apply only to courses taken and repeated at SJSU. Please see below where to find the following policies on SJSU catalog:
Grade Forgiveness (Formerly known as “Academic Renewal”): please go to SJSU Catalog and follow these navigational steps; SJSU Policies and Procedures, Undergraduate Information and Requirements, Repetition of Courses, Grade Forgiveness
Repetition of Courses: please go to SJSU Catalog and follow these navigational steps; SJSU Policies and Procedures, Undergraduate Information and Requirements, Repetition of Courses
To enroll in the class for the third attempt or more, you need to file Repeating a Course for More Than Two Times Petition (PDF). This may result in grade averaging or in grade forgiveness, which will be determined at the time of processing. See University Policy F08-2 for complete descriptions. This petition is also to be applied to courses that are not repeatable for credit.
The deadline to submit this petition is the last day to add, please refer to Registration calendar for specific semester.
15. I am newly admitted student, I saw immunization hold for Measles-Rubella and Hepatitis B on MySJSU. What do I need to do to fulfill these requirement?
Please visit the Measles-Rubella Immunization page for steps you need to follow. Students under 18 are also required to meet the Hepatitis B requirements. Please visit Hepatitis B for steps you need to follow.
Please check the Variable Waitlist Unit Process(new!) starting Fall'18.