Future Student

Schedule a Prospective Appointment

As a future Spartan, we invite you to contact us to schedule a prospective appointment. During the appointment, you can learn more about our services and the registration process. Family members or other individuals are welcome to join.

To request an appointment please email aec-info@sjsu.edu.

Registering with AEC after submission of Intent to Enroll

Registering with the AEC is a separate process from your university admissions application. Once you have accepted and submitted your Intent to Enroll (by May 1st), visit our How To Register page.

Admissions Process

The admissions application process for students with disabilities is the same as that of other students. To learn more, visit the Admissions page. 

The AEC’s Case Management Team reviews all submitted documentation with respect to disability consideration and admissions review. The Case Team’s recommendation will be submitted to the Director of Enrollment Services and the Admissions Appeal Committee for their review and decision. Enrollment Services will notify the student of the decision.

In cases where the disability and severity of limitations determine support for a B4 substitution, AEC recommends admission to SJSU. Once/if admitted you would work with AEC to select a second course at SJSU in critical thinking. AEC will need to confirm with your intended major that math is not an essential requirement. 

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Transitioning to SJSU

As students begin their academic careers at SJSU, it is important to keep in mind that the education and the accommodations received will be affected by a different set of laws, policies, and procedures. These laws guarantee equal access and opportunity to an education without fundamentally altering the essential requirements and expectations of a class or program. These laws require that the student assume responsibility for providing documentation of their disability, identify needed accommodations, and make timely requests for support and services. 

The transition from high school or community college to SJSU can be difficult for any student, especially for students with disabilities. Once transitioning over from high school to SJSU, students will be treated as adults and expected to assume responsibility in advocating for their needs. Additionally, some of the accommodations students received in high school or at a community college may not be available or appropriate in a university such as SJSU. 

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