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 3-4 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!
- Step 3: Prepare Your Immunization Documents
Review information regarding immunization requirements.
- Step 4: Register for Classes via MySJSU
- 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
- Step 7: Get Your SJSU Tower ID Card
- Step 8: Attend the "Welcome to Graduate School" Orientation Series
- 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 Steps to Completing Your Master’s Program and the Steps to Graduation
Visit our Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations website to review our Steps to Completing Your Master’s Program, 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.
We look forward to welcoming you to SJSU as a Spartan!