Spring 2021 Graduate Admission Deferral Information

The California State University Chancellor’s Office has allowed San Jose State University to provide a deferral of graduate admission option to students admitted for graduate study who face a COVID-19-related hardship that precludes them from attending any college or university in the Spring 2021 semester. Only one deferral request will be accepted per student admitted for Spring 2021. Note that we cannot guarantee that deferral options will be available in future terms. 

The available term for deferral is Fall 2021. The decision to allow deferral is at the discretion of the department. There are select graduate programs that are not able to defer students due to unique needs regarding staffing of their classes and specific curricular requirements to maintain the high quality of instruction. 

Please review the following information for details about your options. The Deferral Request Form can be found at the bottom of this page.

Programs NOT Offering Deferral (Partial List)

  • All Special Session Engineering Programs
  • Master’s of Social Work Programs
  • Data Analytics (MS) – Both Regular and Special Session
  • Human Factors/Ergonomics (MS)
  • Occupational Therapy (MS)

Formal Admission Deferral Request

The deadline for this request was January 10, 2021, 11:59 p.m. PT (Pacific Time). Deferral requests will no longer be accepted after this deadline date.