Domestic Steps to Enrollment

Welcome to the SJSU Spartan Community!

Here are some important steps and links to help ensure a successful start to your educational career at SJSU. Although these steps are presented in numerical order, keep in mind that you may not necessarily complete all of these steps in the order that they are presented.

Step 1: Obtain Admission letter

Within 3-4 days after your MySJSU admission status changes to Accepted, you will receive a MySJSU message with important information on receiving your official admission letter.

Please note: If you are currently on an F2 or H4 visa and want to convert to an F1 visa, you will need to work with the International Student & Scholars Services (ISSS) Office to apply for a change of status.

Step 2: Complete the Next Steps Intent to Enroll process

Let us know that you are planning to attend SJSU!

Intent to Enroll


Step 3: Prepare your immunization documents

Please review information regarding immunization requirements

Step 4: Register for classes through your MySJSU Account

You will be able to use your MySJSU account to view your assigned enrollment appointment dates for course registration.

General information, including when registration is available can be viewed at the Office of the Registrar. The registration and semester calendar is a great resource as well.

Questions regarding registration?

Visit  or contact the Office of the Registrar

Step 5: Pay for registered classes

After you register for classes, check your MySJSU account for fees and due dates.

Note: You must first register for classes before paying fees.

The Bursar’s Office is responsible for receiving tuition and fee payments. The Bursar’s office also oversees international wire transfer information. Should you have any questions regarding payment please contact their office.

Step 6: Review local resources

Below are a few resources if you need to relocate to San Jose, CA:

Airports and Transportation

Resources to book your flight and travel to SJSU:

Mineta San Jose International Airport

San Francisco International Airport

Oakland International Airport

Shuttle Service for both SFO and MSJ


Review SJSU housing options.

The Welcome to California website also lists campus resources, as well as, local resources.

Step 7: Get your SJSU Tower Card, Transportation Sticker, and Library Card

After you register, obtain your SJSU ID card or SJSU Tower Card and SJSU Library Card

Also, consider obtaining an Eco Pass if you are planning to use public transportation.

Step 8: Attend the University Graduate Student Orientation

Please refer to your NextSteps account to register for the university orientation and to find specifics about this special event.

Departments may offer their own department orientation. Please check your department’s website for more details.

Students in online and special session programs in non-local areas are not expected to attend Graduate Student Orientation but are welcome to participate in the on-campus event.  

Step 9: Clear your Provisional Admission and To-Do List

If you were admitted pending submission of final documents, please submit outstanding documents by the posted due date on your MySJSU "To-Do List".

If you have any questions about submitting your MySJSU "To-Do List" outstanding items to the GAPE office, please contact our Domestic Admission Evaluators.

Step 10: Review Steps to Completing Your Master’s Program and the Steps to Graduation brochure

It is never too early to prepare for your educational journey. Visit our Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations website to review our Steps to Completing Your Master’s Program, our Steps to Graduation brochure, along with deadlines related to candidacy and graduation. The brochure offers great resources and tips for success throughout your education at SJSU.


If you have any questions about your program, including transfer credit questions, please contact your Department Graduate Advisor and see the Graduate Catalog.

We look forward to welcoming you to SJSU!