International Transfer Steps to Admission

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. If you have an extreme hardship or unusual circumstance that may cause you to miss one of our deadlines, contact immediately.

Your path to admission to San José State and becoming a Spartan involves the steps below. These steps are designed to help you navigate through the multi-step process toward admission successfully. If you have special circumstances such as being a veteran or active military, or returning as a former student, there may be additional steps. We look forward to receiving your application.

Meet all of the International Transfer Academic Requirements

Choose Your Major Carefully

You cannot change your major during the admission process. Once you are admitted, your mandatory orientation, advising, and registration will all be based on your major. After you are admitted, change of major is never guaranteed and is by petition only. You must also enter an alternative major on your application to SJSU. International transfer students may not apply as undeclared.

Apply to SJSU at

After you submit your application, you will receive an application confirmation number: this is your receipt. Keep this number in a safe place; it is your proof that you submitted the application by the deadline.

Look for an email with your SJSU ID

About a week after applying at, you will receive an email with your nine-digit SJSU ID included. This nine-digit number will be your primary university identification throughout your career at SJSU. Make sure the spam filters on your email account are set to accept email from After 5 days, you can also use the SJSU ID Lookup Tool to find your SJSU ID.

Create your password for your SJSUOne/MySJSU account

Sign in to your MySJSU student account on the Spartan Apps Portal

Click on the blue “MySJSU Sign In” link and enter your nine-digit SJSU ID and the password you created. Make sure your personal information is current—your email address is critical!

Check your MySJSU account weekly

Check your MySJSU account at least once a week for important and timely notices, such as admission, fees, financial aid, enrollment appointment, test, and transcript information and deadlines.

Submit Transcripts when requested on your MySJSU “To Do List”

Continue to check your MySJSU account for updates on any documents that are required.

Complete all required courses with a “C-” or better by the end of the Spring term

You cannot use summer coursework to meet Fall admission requirements.

Congratulations on completing the Steps to Admission!

If you are admitted, you will also complete the Steps to Enrollment, which include submitting final transcripts, attending orientation, and registering for classes.