How to Apply: Transfer Students

At SJSU, we make transferring as an international student simple and straightforward. Our students come here to study economics, computer science, artificial intelligence, and software engineering, amongst many other tech and innovative programs. We are the #1 university for graduates entering the Silicon Valley workforce.

Admissions Requirements

Supplemental Application Requirement

For each admission cycle, all applicants for transfer will be required to complete an SJSU-specific Supplemental Application, including grades for all coursework completed to meet the requirements for admission for that term. Supplemental Application for Transfer

How to Apply: 

To apply as an international transfer student, please apply through Cal State Apply. 

After applying through Cal State Apply you will need to set up an account on From there you will receive information from your MySJSU Account on your specific required documents. 

The majority of applicants will need to submit the following documents by the document deadline to complete their application before it can be reviewed for admissions. Some will have more or fewer documents to submit, depending on the actual program they apply for and their residency status.

  • Secondary transcripts and any college transcripts for lower-division transfer
  • Post-secondary (college) transcripts of all undergraduate coursework for upper-division transfer
  • English language proficiency test scores, unless exempt
  • Supplemental application (if required)
  • Financial documents 
  • Copy of passport
  • Make sure to follow SJSU undergraduate deadlines and monitor the document status
  • SJSU begins to admit students in November for the spring intake and in March for the fall intake

How to Submit Required Documents

Document submission instructions are also provided on the To Do List on MySJSU

  • Transcripts
  • Official electronic transcripts can be sent to Undergraduate Admissions at by a school official from a verifiable school email address or via a transcript submission service.
  • Official physical transcripts can be mailed in a sealed and signed/stamped envelope to 

               Undergraduate Admissions - San Jose State University

               One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192

  • Test scores: All test scores (English, IB, AP, etc) must be electronically sent to SJSU by the testing administrator.
  • Financial documents and passport: As part of the application process for international applicants (i.e., those seeking F-1 status), you must submit a declaration of finance form along with the supporting financial documents. Upload your documents through the Document Upload Form

Steps to Admission

  • There are 11 steps to gain admission to SJSU.
  •  For those applying for the F-1, it is important to submit your application early to have time to be admitted, receive your I-20, and apply for your visa.
  •  For all others, it is important to meet the deadlines so you can continue the application process. If you miss an SJSU deadline, your application will be withdrawn.

Been Admitted:

If you have been admitted, congratulations! We are excited for you to begin your journey as a future Spartan. Please read all messages from admissions and content from your admissions packet thoroughly.

Check out our International Transfer Been Admitted Deadlines Application deadlines vary depending on your program. To view a list of programs and their deadlines, International Transfer Deadlines

Associate Degree Transfer

  • The Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) offered at the California Community Colleges (CCC) is designed to provide students with a clear transfer preparation and admission pathway to CSU degree majors. 
  • For more information, visit

Stem Programs: The following programs are recognized as STEM programs. STEM programs are experimental with hands-on learning and promote an innovative mindset. 

SJSU Spotlight Programs: Our spotlight programs offer a great return on investment in an innovative field. Check out the list of programs while deciding your path at SJSU.

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