Instructions for Domestic Applicants

Are you an international student? Check out our international application instructions.

Instructions for Domestic Applicants: For the purpose of admission, domestic applicants are all U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and all visa holders (example H1b, H4, refugee, etc.) that are not applying for or currently hold an F-1 or J-1 visa.

Step 1: 

*Refer to Graduate Admissions step-by-step instructions

Complete your application online at

After choosing San Jose State University and the term you are applying for, when selecting "source" select the following:

  • Early Career MBA: San Jose Graduate > Business Administration (Early Career MBA)
  • MBA for Professionals: San Jose Extension > Business Administration (MBA for Professionals - Special Session)
  • MSA: San Jose Graduate > Accountancy
  • MSF: San Jose Graduate > Finance
  • MST: San Jose Extension > Taxation (Special Session)
  • MSTM: San Jose Extension > Transportation Management (Special Session)
    Step-by-step instructions specific to the MSTM program

If you initially choose the incorrect selection for "source", go to the "source" drop down menu and select "source" and then both selections will appear again to choose from.

You will receive an important email from GAPE (Graduate Admissions) in 7-10 business days which will include your nine digit San Jose State ID and instructions on how to set up your MySJSU account. If you do not receive your ID within that time period, contact Include your full name, birth date, and mailing address for identity verification purposes.

Step 2:

Submit your official transcripts to GAPE
For transcripts from institutions in the United States and Canada
Electronic transcripts should be sent to directly from your school(s).


Official transcripts (in sealed envelopes) can be mailed to Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations Office. Copies or opened transcripts are NOT accepted. Submit one transcript from ALL higher education institutions attended (even if you did not earn a degree).

San Jose State University – Graduate Admissions

One Washington Square

San Jose, CA 95192-0017

For transcripts or a degree earned outside of the USA or Canada
GAPE requires that all applicants with international coursework provide a WES (World Education Services) evaluation for any educational work taken outside of the US, US Territories & Canada. Documents must be sent directly to WES for evaluation. SJSU must receive the academic record and the evaluation directly from WES. A complete WES evaluation is required. 

Check your MySJSU account frequently to review the items on your "to do" list and to monitor the status of your application. Your MySJSU account is the first and best place for information on your application status with GAPE. SJSU communicates almost entirely by messages with important and timely notices on admission, fees, financial aid, testing, transcript information, and deadlines. Department requirements are not listed on MySJSU. 

Application deadlines for Fall

  • March 1st for MS in Accountancy
  • May 1st for MS in Finance
  • May 1st for MS in Taxation
  • May 1st for Early Career MBA
  • May 1st for MBA for Professionals
  • May 1st for MS in Transportation Management 

Document deadlines for Fall 

  • March 20th for MS in Accountancy 
  • May 20th for MS in Finance
  • May 20th for MS in Taxation 
  • May 20th for Early Career MBA
  • May 20th for MBA for Professionals 
  • May 20th for MS in Transportation Management 

Application deadlines for Spring

  • November 1st for MS Accountancy 
  • November 1st for MS in Taxation 
  • November 1st for MBA for Professionals
  • November 1st for MS in Transportation Management 

Document deadlines for Spring 

  • November 20th for MS in Accountancy 
  • November 20th for MS in Taxation 
  • November 1st for MBA for Professionals
  • November 20th for MS in Transportation Management 

Step 3:

Lucas Graduate School program specific required documents
The documents for each program below should be sent directly to the Lucas Graduate School at:

Early Career MBA

MBA for Professionals

MS in Accountancy

MS in Finance

MS in Taxation

MS in Transportation Management 

(Please note that these items do not appear on your MySJSU "to do" list)