Programs for Students

Current Students

ASPIRE Program  - Designed to provide support for traditionally underrepresented individuals, who are low-income and first-generation college students or registered with a disability hindering academic performance. ASPIRE offers resources for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and motivates students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education.

Accessible Education Center - The San José State University Accessible Education Center (AEC), Division of Student Affairs, is a comprehensive center providing both students and employees with accommodations and services.

First Year Experiences - SJSU's First Year Experiences comprise a variety of classroom experiences, programs, and services designed to help students make a successful transition from high school to college.

Guardian Scholars - The Guardian Scholars Program is a network of support services for current and former foster youth who want to attend and complete their college education at San José State University.

Honors Programs - Each year SJSU recognizes students’ outstanding academic achievements at Honors Convocation. Visit the Honors Convocation site to learn more about various academic honors programs, including president’s and dean’s scholars, as well as graduating with honors.

Humanities Honors Program - The Humanities Honors program brings together cohorts of exceptional freshman students to complete most of their general education requirements in a unique, multi-disciplinary, globally inclusive and collaborative four-semester program of humanities-centered study.

McNair Scholars Program - If you are interested in pursuing graduate school, and will need
financial resources, consider applying to the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. This exciting pogram is designed to encourage low income individuals who are first generation college students and / or underrepresented in graduate education to pursue doctoral study.

ROTC - SJSU offers both Army and Air Force ROTC programs. Students can learn the fundamental principles of national security and military history, as well as develop valuable and leadership skills.

SJSU Salzburg Program - a Seminar program for faculty, administrators, staff, and students from US colleges and universities that offers them an opportunity to explore pressing issues from an international perspective during intensive week-long sessions in the heart of Austria.

Veterans Services - The Veterans Services Office assists eligible student veterans, active service persons, dependents, reservists, and National Guard members with state and federal education benefit programs.

Prospective Students

Pre-College Programs - San José State University's Pre-College Programs (PCP) foster student success and accessibility to higher education in Silicon Valley. Its two programs, Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search, provide a comprehensive network of services to help participants develop the skills and motivation necessary to complete high school and enter post-secondary education.

Step to College - SJSU sponsors a low-cost concurrent enrollment program for area high school students through the Step-to-College program. Students must have permission from their school principal and meet all SJSU course prerequisites, including placement exams. Contact the Registrar’s Office for more information.