Student Outreach and Recruitment


We want you at SJSU!

Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR) offers prospective students and families numerous support services, programs and events with the goal of educating and informing future Spartans about the undergraduate admissions requirements and process to SJSU!

Visit our Virtual Front Desk

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Pre-Admissions Counseling

Prospective students can meet with one of our Pre-admissions Counselors to discuss SJSU/CSU admissions requirements, seek assistance with the Cal State Apply online application or ask general questions about SJSU. Visit our Virtual Front Desk Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm for drop-in counseling and immediate assistance or request a scheduled Zoom Appointment.

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Virtual Campus Tours

Due to the County of Santa Clara shelter in place order, we are not offering in-person campus tours at this time. Visit us virtually by taking a Live Virtual Campus Tour with one of our Spartan Student Ambassadors. We’re excited to engage with you, answer live questions and help you explore SJSU! 

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Attend an Event

SOAR hosts various large scale outreach and recruitment events/receptions for prospective and admitted students and their families.Check out our schedule for upcoming events!

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Spartan East Side Promise Program

Are you a graduate or current student of the East Side Union High School District in San Jose?  This program provides a pathway to admission to SJSU, and supports ESUHSD students and their families in their transition from high school to college.

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Explore our Steps to Admissions and prospective student brochures to learn more about our campus and its admission requirements.  The video gallery features guidance from multiple departments such as the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office and the Career Center as well as greetings from College Deans. Seeking the student perspective? Check out The Spartan Scoop Podcast to hear directly from current Spartans!

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Connect with us

Stay connected with our team and current SJSU students! Follow us on social media, email us, take a campus tour and visit our Virtual Front Desk. We are here to help you be a SJSU Spartan!

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