Frequently Asked Questions 

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Is the Spartan Scholars Program required?

No, but this is a great opportunity to get an early transition into SJSU. If you are a selected participant, you are offered exclusive resources, programs, and events that many other students are unable to experience. 

What is the difference between Spartan Scholars Residential and Commuter?Spartan Scholars Residential Program: Students who are remedial in both Math and English and are required to complete Early These students are required to live on campus through the 5 week program. Students who are single-remedial have the option to live on-campus. These students must, however, follow the Residential Program schedule.

Spartan ScholarsCommuter Program: Students who are single remedial (either math or English) and live within driving distance of These students commute to SJSU daily for the summer courses through the 5 week program.

What is the criteria to participate in the Spartan Scholars Program?
The criteria is based on a student’s ELM/ EPT scores and their 0-5,000 Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

What are the dates of the program?
More information on the exact dates will be available in Spring 2018. The program typically runs from July-August and lasts 5 weeks. 

Do I have to stay on campus every night?
If you are a part of the Spartan Scholars Residential Program, YES. You are required to live on-campus so that you may experience the full academic and residential components of the program.

If you are a part of the Spartan Scholars Commuter Program, NO. You commute daily and there is no residential component in the commuter program. Your schedule starts at 8:00am and ends at 4:30pm daily. 

Can I work or maintain outside commitments during the Spartan Scholars Program?

For the Spartan Scholars Residential Program, NO. You must commit full time to the program. Most of your time will be spent in supervised activities, between the hours of 8am-9pm. The Spartan Scholars Residential Program schedule is full, and will not allow you enough time to work or have large outside commitments.

For the Spartan Scholars Commuter Program, YES. Be sure that your outside commitments are not a conflict with the program's schedule. You must attend all classes and complete all course work. 

How much does the Spartan Scholars Program cost?

The cost per participant in the Spartan Scholars Residential Program is $7,170 and the cost per participant in the Spartan Scholars Commuter Program is $4,290, however, all students (residential and commuters) are provided with a scholarship that covers the full cost of participation in the 5-week academically intensive experience.