CSU Eligibility Requirements

1. Earn Enough Units to Reach Junior Standing (upper division transfer)

Complete 60 or more transferable semester units or 90 or more quarter units. No college freshmen, sophomores, or applicants seeking a second bachelor’s degree (except for those entering the nursing program) will be admitted. To learn more about transfer planning, including courses that are accepted at SJSU from other colleges and universities, view our articluation information.

2. Complete 30 semester units (45 quarter units) of general education including four basic skills courses

Complete your four basic skills courses as early as possible. The four basic skills courses and 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter units) must be completed by the end of the spring term to be eligible for admission to the fall term. To be eligible for spring admission, you must meet all admission requirements by the end of the summer term. You must earn a “C-” or higher grade in each basic skills course. You will not be allowed to register until we have received an official transcript showing that you have passed the four basic skills courses. 

Area Course
A1 One course in oral communication
A2 One course in written composition
A3 One course in critical thinking
B4 One course in college-level mathematics or quantitative reasoning, with intermediate algebra as a prerequisite


3. Earn a college grade point average of 2.00 or better in all transferable courses


4. Be in good standing at the last college or university that you attended.


SJSU Admission Selection Process (Impaction)

Once we determine you are CSU Eligible, you will be reviewed through our admission selection process, called impaction