CSU Eligibility Requirements
- 1. Earn Enough Units to Reach Junior Standing (upper division transfer)
Complete 60 or more transferable semester units or 90 or more quarter units. No college freshmen, sophomores, or applicants seeking a second bachelor’s degree (except for those entering the nursing program) will be admitted.
- 2. Complete 30 semester units (45 quarter units) of general education including four
basic skills courses
Complete your four basic skills courses as early as possible. The four basic skills courses and 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter units) must be completed by the end of the spring term to be eligible for admission to the fall term.
To be eligible for spring admission, you must meet all admission requirements by the end of the summer term. You must earn a “C-” or higher grade in each basic skills course. You will not be allowed to register until we have received an official transcript showing that you have passed the four basic skills courses.
Area Course A1 One course in oral communication A2 One course in written composition A3 One course in critical thinking B4 One course in college-level mathematics or quantitative reasoning, with intermediate algebra as a prerequisite
Note that SJSU will accept grades of “credit” or “pass” in courses completed during the Winter 2020, Spring 2020, Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 terms and in Winter 2021 or Spring 2021 terms, including courses taken to satisfy:
-The four basics skills course requirement
-All other General Education courses; and
-Major prerequisite courses
You must earn a C- or better in courses completed in all other terms to meet the above requirements.
- 3. Earn a college grade point average of 2.00 or better in all transferable courses
- 4. Be in good standing at the last college or university that you attended.
Once we determine you are CSU Eligible, you will be reviewed through our admission selection process, called impaction.