Spring 2021 Options for Admitted International Students

We look forward to welcoming you to the Spartan community in Spring 2021! 

The College of Graduate Studies has been working closely with graduate programs to confirm where hybrid or in-person courses are available for international students who need them in order to obtain an F-1 visa per recent federal guidelines. 

Below you will find a list of programs which have indicated they will offer a hybrid or in-person course for Spring 2021 incoming students. 

Departments with hybrid courses are offering letters that students can take to their visa appointment indicating that the Spring 2021 term is hybrid and the department courses are as well. These department letters should be taken to visa appointments, along with the SJSU I-20, admission letter, your financial documents, passport, and SEVIS fee receipt. For more information on visa appointments visit our International Student and Scholar Services website. 

Contact your graduate advisor/program contact for more details if you have not received your department’s letter regarding hybrid courses. Questions about what hybrid courses will look like should be directed to the department graduate advisor.

Departments offering hybrid or in-person course for Spring 2021.

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Systems Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mass Communications
  • Data Science
  • Meteorology
  • Statistics
  • MBA
  • Data Analytics

Missed our admitted international student Town Hall discussing Spring 2021 options? View the Graduate International Student Town Hall November 2020 powerpoint slides [pdf]

Admitted international students not able to join us in person or online for Spring 2021, may consider our Spring 2021 deferral option. 

The COVID-19 FAQ page will be updated as we gather and finalize details about CPT eligibility, financial aid logistics, and more as it relates to Spring 2021. We encourage you to bookmark this page for future reference.