Conditional Admission/Eligibility

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The Path to SJSU Degree program (ATP+ICA) is designed for international students who are academically qualified to apply for admission to the university, but have an insufficient score on the TOEFL or IELTS. The Path to SJSU Degree program is an opportunity for you to study for at least one semester at International Gateways (IG), SJSU's intensive English program called Academic and Test Preparation (ATP), until you obtain the required TOEFL or IELTS score and have your academic transcripts and certificates evaluated, and have your GPA calculated by SJSU Admissions (Internatiional Conditional Admission/ Eligibility, ICA). After you earn a passing TOEFL/ IELTS score, an academic advisor at IG will assist you to submit a formal application to one of San Jose State University's degree programs via Cal State Apply.

Please note that meeting the minimum requirements for Conditional Admission/ Eligibility does not guarantee acceptance to a degree program at the university-- students who are offered conditional admission must submit a Cal State Apply application to a degree program upon achieving the minimum required TOEFL or IELTS score.

See how you can progress from Interantional Gateways to SJSU degree admission


When is the Deadline to Apply?

Path to SJSU Degree (ATP+ICA) applications are accepted year-round and are focused around the ATP sessions, which start in August, October, January, March, and June. Please plan your application accordingly and prepare your required academic documents (certificates and transcripts) in advance.

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  1. Apply for Path to SJSU Degree Program (ATP + ICA):
    Students are required to create an account to begin the application.

  2. Follow the guidelines to prepare and mail the required documents to International Gateways

    WES evaluation of academic documents is not required for Conditional Admission / Eligibility applicants. 

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