Applying to SJSU FAQ

Can I submit my Gateways Institutional TOEFL score (PBT) when applying to SJSU?

Yes.  Except for engineering, a score of 500 PBT is required for all undergraduate programs.  The undergraduate engineering program requires a score of 550 PBT.  Most graduate programs also require a 550 PBT.  However, some graduate programs require higher scores.

Note: SJSU College of Business graduate programs DO NOT accept the PBT - applicants must submit a minimum 80 iBT, 7.0 IELTS or 68 PTE score.

Does SJSU accept an IELTS and/or PTE score?

Yes.  SJSU requires the following minimum scores:

  • 6.0 IELTS score for ALL undergraduate programs
  • 7.0 IELTS score for ALL graduate programs
  • 68 PTE (Pearson Test of English) for both undergraduate and graduate programs

Does SJSU offer Conditional Admission?

Yes.  San Jose State University offers Conditional Admission Eligibility to undergraduate and graduate international applicants. Complete application instructions and guidelines can be found at:

How do I apply for Undergraduate or Graduate Studies?

Complete application instructions and guidelines can be found at:

Undergraduate Admissions:

Graduate Admissions:

The on-line application is a little confusing to me. How can I get help?

It’s extremely important that you fill out the application correctly because your file may be rejected or delayed if there are errors. 

You may contact an academic advisor for assistance with your application.