- Which General Education courses do I still have to take?
- Where can I get a four-semester plan?
- You can get a four-semester plan by scheduling an appointment with a Major Advisor in your department. A General Education Advisor will assist you in completing your plans with appropriate GE selections.
- How do I change my major/minor?
- Go to the major/minor department that you want to change your major/minor to and make an appointment with that department. You can get an online Change of Major form from the Office of the Registrars Forms web page.
- How many classes can I take each semester?
- Full time freshmen are advised to take between 12-15 units their first semester. You may enroll in up to 17 units during your enrollment period. However, overloading yourself with classes is not an acceptable condition for a late drop. Please check the Enrollment limit and waitlist page for more information.
- Do I have to take PE in order to complete graduation requirements?
- Yes, you must complete two different Kinesiology courses unless you qualify to have the requirement waived. Visit the Kinesiology Department for all applicable waivers.
- How do I file for graduation?
- You can download the Graduation Application from the Office of the Registrar Forms web page. Please follow the directions carefully.
- How do I know if SJSU has received my transcript?
- Students will be sent an email confirming receipt of their transcripts or they may contact Admissions.
- How can I find my grades or list of my grades?
- Grades from spring 1991 to present are available online by logging into MySJSU.
- I filed for graduation, and I have a question on my graduation worksheet.
- Contact your evaluator from the Office of the Registrar.
- How do I register for classes?
- What classes do I need to take?
- Consult the SJSU Catalog or speak with an advisor for guidance. If you are an undeclared student you can speak to an advisor in Academic Advising & Retention Services. If you have declared a major you can speak to an advisor in your College Success Center.
- How can I get a list of GE courses?
- A list of required General Education courses can be found in the Schedule of Classes.
- How can I view MyProgress to see which GE classes I have already completed?
- You can view MyProgress on your MySJSU account. Please see an instructional video on where to locate MyProgress if you need further assistance.
- Do I have to take the Writing Skills Test?
- Yes, only in rare cases has the WST been waived.
- What will happen if I don't pass the WST?
- You will not be able to take the SJSU Studies courses. If you fail the WST once, you must take English 100A or LLD 100A. Failure to pass the WST will delay your graduation. Workshops on the WST can be found at the Peer Connections web page. You can only take your required 100W course after you pass the WST, and many majors require you to successfully complete your 100W requirement before taking any major upper division coursework.
- When should I take the WST?
- You should take the WST immediately after successfully completing English 1B.
- What are SJSU Studies courses?
- SJSU Studies courses are additional GE classes you have to take after you pass the Writing Skills Test (WST). Students must have sixty units in order to take Advanced GE courses. Please check with your major department regarding the Area Z course that is appropriate for you.
- How do I know if my classes are transferable from a community college?
- Consult the Articulation website or speak with a General Education and/or Major advisor.
- If I have passed the WST and English 1B, can I take SJSU Studies courses even if I'm
not a junior?
- Registration for SJSU Studies courses is blocked for students who have completed less than 60 units. Students who have met ALL other published requirements for 100W/SJSU Studies may petition for the ability to register as upper division students on the first day of classes at the office of Undergraduate Studies.
- I have a lot of trouble in Math and English. Should I take these classes at the community
college over the summer?
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Is a C- considered passing?
- Yes. However, if the course is a prerequisite or a major course, you need to consult a major advisor for approval. Also, General Education courses in areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 must be completed with a C- grade or higher.
- Can I take courses from my major and apply them to GE categories even though the courses
are not on the GE list?
- No, you can only take GE courses listed in current Schedule of Classes.
- How do I know if I am on probation or Disqualified (DQ)?
- If your cumulative GPA drops below 2.0 you are considered on academic probation. If your term GPA is below 2.0 when you are on probation, you will be disqualified from the university. You can verify your GPA and academic standing by checking online at http://my.sjsu.edu/.
- What is Disqualification (DQ)?
- Please see the online SJSU catalog for information regarding disqualification from SJSU.
- How do I get reinstated?
- Obtain a Petition of Reinstatement from the Office of the Registrar Forms web page. Read and follow the directions carefully.
- What’s the difference between probation and DQ?
- Probation = A warning; DQ = Dismissed from SJSU.
- Do I have to reapply to SJSU after I have been disqualified?
- Yes, it is the school’s policy.
- Do I have to choose a major?
- You should attempt to be reinstated to your former major, but you may also apply for reinstatement as Undeclared.
- If my semester GPA is below a 2.0 but my SJSU Cumulative GPA is above a 2.0, am I
- No, probation status is determined based on your SJSU Cumulative GPA.