Graduation Pathways

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Spartans: in order to stay on track for graduation, you need to know your path! These resources will help you figure out what is the right path to graduation for you personally.


Most degrees at SJSU are 120 units. This means, to stay on track to graduate in 4 years for frosh and 2 for transfers, you should be taking on average 15 units per semester that counts towards your degree. You may also want to take other units that will help your success such as course support workshops, developmental courses, or courses based on your interests. MyRoadmap shows a 4 year plan to your degree with the required courses in your major and needed order based on pre-requisites.


You are not alone as you chart your path to graduation. Create a plan of your academic career and bring it to an advisor. You can find out advising resources and contact information for advisors here.

MyGPS: Graduation Pathway to Success

A suite of technology tools are available to help you plan. 

MyProgress (also known as Academic Requirements and Degree Audit) is a function in MySJSU that allows you to check your progress in meeting your requirements for your degree.  You can run this check anytime. Bring it to an advisor as part of your conversation with them about your path to graduation.

MyScheduler (formerly known as Spartan Planner) is a schedule planning tool which allows you to create and compare multiple class schedules for a given semester based on your course preferences as well as other commitments such as your work, sport and/or family schedules.

Time Management

In order to figure out the right number of units for you to take each semester, you need to determine how many hours you have available to study and be successful in each class.  This time management worksheet (developed by EOP) can help you determine the right number of units to take.  Here are some time management tips (developed by Counseling) to help you make the most of your available time.


The sooner you graduate, the sooner you will begin to earn a salary commensurate with your degree. However, that must be balanced by ensuring you have the financial resources needed while you are completing your education.  The Financial Aid and Scholarship office has resources online including helping you to understand your financial aid package.  There is an online database of scholarships to apply to.  Also, the Bursar’s office can work with you on tuition payment plans.