Our team of enrollment counselors is here to support you along every step in your application and admissions experience so that no matter where you are in life, you can – and you will – excel with SJSU Online.

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Our Concierge Approach

It's our priority to ensure that your experience with us goes as smoothly as possible. Through our concierge approach, our enrollment counselors will:

  • Actively listen to your story and develop a deep understanding of your needs and priorities.

  • Help you identify the best program for you.

  • Provide you with guidance to maximize the the credits you transfer in order to minimize your cost and time to completion.

Admissions Requirements

There are a few California State University requirements to be eligible for admission to our programs. Even if you don't meet all of these requirements at this time, our Enrollment Counseling team will happily work with you to get you in a position to submit a successful application in the near future.

  • Complete at least 60 transferable semester or 90 quarter units. A maximum of 70 semester units from community colleges can be transferred toward the degree. Depending on the program, you could have as few as 50 semester units at the time of application.

  • Complete all CSU Lower Division General Education requirements.

  • Complete all four CSU-approved general education requirements with a grade C- or higher.

    • (A1) Oral Communication/Speech

    • (A2) Written English Composition

    • (A3) Critical Thinking/Logic

    • (B4) Math/Quantitative Reasoning

  • Have an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better.

Program-Specific Requirements

Some of our programs have additional admissions requirements. Please visit the page of your program of interest to learn about them.

Requirement Completion Timelines

  • To begin in August, you must meet admission requirements by no later than the previous spring term.

  • To begin in January, you must meet admission requirements by no later than the previous summer term.

  • To begin in June, you must meet admission requirements by no later than the previous fall term.

Residency Requirements

All of our programs accept applications from residents across California and some of our programs are approved to accept applications from residents outside of California.

If you live outside of California, check whether our programs are approved to accept an application from you or speak with an enrollment counselor.

Change of Major to SJSU Online

Current SJSU students who are enrolled in an on-campus program and would like to transition to an SJSU Online program should meet with an academic advisor in their program of study before trying to change programs.

If after speaking with an advisor in your program you decide to move forward with an application to SJSU Online, you should:

  1. Finish your current semester courses or work with your advisor to officially withdraw from your courses

  2. Reapply directly to SJSU Online through Cal State Apply

The same policy applies to students who are enrolled in an SJSU Online program (special session) and would like to transition to an SJSU in-person program (state-side). This change would require you to reapply through Cal State Apply. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Reinstatement Requirements

If you were previously academically disqualified from continuing your enrollment at SJSU, reinstatement is a process that allows you to restore good academic standing so that you can reapply via Cal State Apply and become a fully matriculated student again. View a full outline of the reinstatement process on the SJSU Registrar website and contact our Enrollment Counseling team to support you through the process.


Take the Next Steps

We want you to have a successful and stress-free application and admissions experience. Watch our video tutorial for steps to guide you throughout the admissions process, and please contact us for any questions or requests for additional support.

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Start At Your Convenience

Apply during any of our 3 rolling admissions cycles so that you can begin your first 8-week term shortly after you've been admitted.

  • To begin in August, apply between March 1 and July 15.

  • To begin in January, apply between August 1 and November 15.

  • To begin in June, apply between January 1 and April 15.


Upcoming Deadlines

Mark your calendars so you don't miss these important deadlines.

Fall Applications Close



Spring Applications Open



Spring Applications Close



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Want more information?

Join an Info Session, where our Enrollment Counselors will:

  • Answer your questions about how to apply

  • Discuss how we will work with you to assess transfer credits

  • Help identify which degree program is right for you


Explore SJSU Online

Learn more about what we have to offer and why you should take your next steps with us.

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Degree Programs

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Costs and Financial Aid

What you need to know about tuition, fees, financial aid, and more.

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Student Experience

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