Domestic Steps to Enrollment
Welcome to the SJSU Spartan Community! Below are some important steps and links to help ensure a successful start to your educational career at SJSU. Although these steps are presented in numerical order, keep in mind that you may not necessarily complete all of these steps in the order that they are presented.
- Step 1: Obtain Admission Letter
Within 4-5 days after your MySJSU admission status changes to Accepted, you will receive a MySJSU message with important information on receiving your admission letter.
Please note: If you are currently on an F2 or H4 visa and want to convert to an F1 visa, you will need to work with the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) Office to apply for a change of status.
Professional Licensure and Certification
CSU programs for professions that require licensure or certification are intended to prepare students for CA licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.
The CSU has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether, if they complete a California State University program, they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. For more information, please go to https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/about-the-csu/accreditation
- Step 2: Complete Intent to Enroll
Let us know that you are planning to attend SJSU!
New for Fall 2022: Certain majors may require an enrollment deposit. You will receive further information via your MySJSU account if your major program requires an enrollment deposit. You may also view more details on our Mandatory Intent to Enroll webpage.
- Step 3: Prepare Your Immunization Documents
Review information regarding immunization requirements.
To help keep our campus community safe and healthy, all students must submit their COVID-19 vaccination requirements. For more information, please visit the Student Health Center COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements webpage. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Step 4: Register for Classes via MySJSU
View your assigned enrollment appointment dates for course registration in your MySJSU account.
Registration information and the semester registration calendar can be viewed at the Office of the Registrar.
Questions regarding registration? Visit or contact the Office of the Registrar
- Step 5: Pay for Classes
After you register for classes, check your MySJSU account for tuition/fees and payment due dates.
Note: You must first register for classes before paying fees.
The Bursar’s Office processes tuition/fee payments and oversees international wire transfer payments. Should you have any questions regarding acceptable methods of payment and deadlines, please contact their office.
California Residency classification listed on your admission letter determines tuition. If you are classified as a Non-Resident at the time of admission (as listed on your admission letter), you will see additional Non-Resident fees due. For information on residency rules, regulations, and appeals visit California Residency.
- Step 6: Review Local Resources
Below are resources to help you relocate to San Jose, CA:
Airports and Transportation
Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Shuttle Service (SFO and SJC)
Review SJSU housing options.
- Step 7: Get Your SJSU Tower ID Card
After you register for classes, obtain your SJSU Tower ID Card, which also serves as your SJSU Library Card.
Consider obtaining a SmartPass Clipper Card if you plan to use public transportation.
- Step 8: Attend the "Welcome to Graduate School" Orientation Series
Refer to your NextSteps account to learn about and register for the Welcome to Graduate School orientation series.
Departments may offer their own department orientation. Check your department’s website for more details.
- Step 9: Clear Your Provisional Admission and To-Do List
If you were admitted pending submission of final documents, please submit outstanding documents by the posted due date on your MySJSU "To-Do List".
For questions, contact the GAPE Evaluator for your program.
- Step 10: Review the Graduate Student Guide and the Steps to Graduation Brochure
Visit our Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations website to review our Graduate Student Guide, our Steps to Graduation brochure [pdf], along with deadlines related to candidacy and graduation. The brochure offers great resources and tips for success throughout your education at SJSU.
If you have any questions about your program, including transfer credit questions, please contact your Department Graduate Coordinator and see the Graduate Catalog.
We look forward to welcoming you to SJSU as a Spartan!