Transfer Steps to Enrollment

Meet All Deadlines

If you miss an SJSU deadline, we will withdraw your application for admission, and you will not be able to attend SJSU for the term you originally intended. If you have an extreme hardship or unusual circumstance that may cause you to miss one of our deadlines, contact immediately.

Steps to Enrollment

Before starting the Steps to Enrollment process, make sure you have activated your MySJSU account. SJSU communicates by posting items to your “To Do List” and sending messages to your MySJSU account.

Submit Your Intent to Enroll

If admitted, you must complete the Next Steps Intent to Enroll process by the date posted on your MySJSU “To Do List”. The Next Steps Intent to Enroll process includes accepting SJSU’s offer of admission, signing up for Spartan Experience for Transfers (SET) orientation, and paying the nonrefundable enrollment deposit. All steps must be completed to maintain admission at SJSU.

Sign up for SET orientation

SET orientation is a mandatory one-day program. For details, visit the SET orientation website.

Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

In order to complete the Next Steps Intent to Enroll process, you will be prompted to pay your enrollment deposit via our Cashnet website (link provided in your Next Steps portal). Your nonrefundable $250 Enrollment Deposit includes a mandatory orientation fee and deposit toward a portion of your tuition and fees.



Apply for Campus Housing (Optional)

If you would like to live in campus Housing while attending SJSU, you must complete a Housing Application. The priority Housing application deadline is May 1 for a Fall term.

Attend SET orientation (Mandatory)

SET orientation is mandatory. If you are late or leave during any portion of the program, your admission will be withdrawn.

Take the Writing Skills Test

Taking the Writing Skills Test (WST) is highly recommended before enrolling. All upper division students must pass the WST in order to register for SJSU Studies General Education Courses.

Register for Classes

Registration is a multi-step process. To view what is needed from an incoming transfer student in order to register, visit our registration information.

Submit Final Transcripts and Documents

Continue to check your MySJSU “To Do List” for transcript and document deadlines. We review your final transcript to verify that you completed all required courses for admission. Final transcripts must be submitted by the date listed on your MySJSU “To Do List”. If you have AP, IB or CLEP exam results, please have official test results sent to SJSU.

Pay Tuition and Fees 

Fees are due after registering for your classes. Check your MySJSU account under "Finances" to see your payment due date.




Submit Proof of Immunization

As a new student, you will need to provide proof of specific immunizations prior to the first day of classes. Please review the immunizations that need to be submitted.