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To apply for admission to San José State University, first review SJSU's application deadlines and admission requirements, then fill out an online application at Cal State Apply. SJSU has over 140+ programs offering in-person and online courses. SJSU Online also offers five fully online degree completion programs.

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Transfer Steps to Admission

Learn about the steps you will take as you go through the Transfer application process at SJSU. 

Transfer Success Pathway

For students who are planning to attend a California Community College after high school, the Transfer Success Pathway (TSP) is a program that began with the high school graduating class of 2023 and provides a dual admission opportunity for eligible first-time, first-year students enrolling in California Community Colleges who commit to transferring to a California State University (CSU) within three years. The program is designed to increase access to the CSU for students who have faced academic, financial, or personal hardships that previously prevented them from attending.

Supplemental Application

All transfer applicants will be required to submit an SJSU-specific supplemental application. This supplemental application should be updated to include your Fall 2022 grades and show your work-in-progress for Spring 2023, including your progress in completing major-specific course requirements (if required).

Associate Degree for Transfer

At SJSU, a California Community College student who has earned the Associate in Arts degree for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science degree for Transfer (AS-T) will receive priority admission consideration if applying to an approved baccalaureate degree program, as long as the student meets all the admission requirements.

Former SJSU Students

Learn about the Former Student Returning (FSR) process and the required petition(s) along with the Cal State Apply (online application) that must be submitted if planning to resume studies at SJSU. A Former Student Returning must re-apply to SJSU, meet the upper transfer admission requirements and transfer impaction criteria, and complete a petition for re-admission. A petition for reinstatement may also be required if you were disqualified from SJSU. These petitions require administrator signatures, and we recommend you familiarize yourself with this process before submitting the Cal State Apply (online application).

Success Programs

Review some of our programs that are designed to help expand access to SJSU and help students successfully navigate the admission process and transition to SJSU. On this page you will find more information about our Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Guardian Scholars, and Spartan East Side Promise.