Future Students

Information for the Prospective Student

Whether you are in high school or at a community college, Student Affairs has something to offer you. We engage students in active learning, help you develop coherent values and ethical standards, and use appreciative inquiry to improve our student and institutional performance.

Here you can explore information that every future SJSU student should know.


If you are thinking about applying to SJSU, the wealth of information provided here will be an invaluable guide to the admission process.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Many SJSU students are eligible for financial aid. The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office has information about many forms of financial assistance suited to a variety of students.

University Housing

SJSU provides a variety of living accommodations for students. Consult University Housing to discover your options.

Frosh Orientation

Not only are orientations helpful for newcomers to SJSU, some of them are mandatory. Find out more about how to get a gentle introduction to the university.

Testing Services

Applying for admission and proceeding toward successful completion of a degree program involves various forms of testing, for placement, course waivers, etc. Testing Services can help you through the process.

Students with Disabilities

SJSU is committed to providing access to all our students. Learn what the Disability Resource Center can do to ensure the educational development and success of students with disabilities.

Campus Tours

It is a smart idea to visit the SJSU campus to see all that the university has to offer. To help you get the most from the experience, Student Outreach and Recruitment provides campus tours.

Tower Card

All members of the campus community are issued an SJSU Tower Card, which functions as student identification and is necessary for all sorts of activities, like using public transportation, accessing the Sports Center, getting discounts at the Spartan Bookstore, etc. Find out how to get yours.