International Freshman Steps to Enrollment

Meet All Deadlines

If you miss an SJSU deadline, we will withdraw your application for admission, and you will not be able to attend SJSU for the term you originally intended. If you have an extreme hardship or unusual circumstance that may cause you to miss one of our deadlines, contact immediately.

Steps to Enrollment

Before starting the Steps to Enrollment process, make sure you have activated your MySJSU account. SJSU communicates by posting items to your “To Do List” and sending messages to your MySJSU account.

Submit Your Intent to Enroll

If admitted, you must complete the Next Steps Intent to Enroll process by the date posted on your MySJSU “To Do List”. The Next Steps Intent to Enroll process includes accepting SJSU’s offer of admission, signing up for placement exams, signing up for Sparta Camp orientation, and paying the nonrefundable enrollment deposit. All steps must be completed to maintain admission at SJSU.

Sign up for Sparta Camp orientation

Attending Sparta Camp orientation at SJSU is mandatory. During the Next Steps Intent to Enroll process, you will select a Sparta Camp orientation date. 

If you are not currently in the U.S. you will need to select a Sparta Camp session that is no earlier than 30 days prior to the start of classes.

Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

In order to complete the Next Steps Intent to Enroll process, you will be prompted to pay your enrollment deposit via our Cashnet website (link provided in your Next Steps portal). Your nonrefundable $100 Enrollment Deposit covers the cost of orientation and reserves your spot to attend SJSU.


Apply for Campus Housing

You will be required to live in campus Housing for your first year if you are an admitted freshman who graduated from a high school located in a city outside a 30-mile radius of SJSU. The priority Housing application deadline is May 1 for the Fall term.

Determine First Year Writing and Math Course Placement 

Information on your first year writing and math course placement can be found on our Supported Instruction site.

Purchase Health Insurance

SJSU requires all students to have medical insurance, and all international students are required to purchase the SJSU health insurance coverage prior to registering for classes. You can register for the mandatory SJSU health insurance online. To enroll, go to  then, select “Find Your School Plan” and type “San Jose State University.”

Attend Mandatory Sparta Camp Orientation

Frosh Orientation is a mandatory two-day program that will acquaint you with the campus, college, and major department. If you are late or leave during any portion of the program, your admission will be withdrawn.

Submit Final Transcripts (with Graduation Date) and Documents

We review your final transcript to verify that you completed all required courses for admission. This includes passing required courses with a C- or better. Final transcripts must include your graduation date and must be submitted by the date listed on your MySJSU “To Do List”. If you have AP, IB or CLEP exam results, please have official test results sent to SJSU.

Pay Tuition and Fees

Fees are due after registering for your classes. Check your MySJSU account under "Finances" to see your payment due date.




Submit Proof of Immunization

As a new student, you will need to provide proof of specific immunizations prior to the first day of classes. Please review the immunizations that need to be submitted.