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 virtually and in-person to discuss SJSU/CSU admissions requirements, seek assistance with the Cal State Apply online application or ask general questions about SJSU. 

For virtual assistance, visit our Virtual Front Desk Mondays: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Tuesdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm,1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Wednesdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursdays:  9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, and Fridays:1:00 pm - 4:30 pm for drop-in counseling and immediate assistance. 

We are now offering in-person services Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm in our Student Services Center (SSC). Upon arrival, please join the queue by scanning the QR Code provided outside of our building entrance to receive drop-in assistance. Select the Student Outreach and Recruitment - In Person" option. Instructions will follow. Select  the “Student Outreach and Recruitment - In Person” option. Instructions will follow. 

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Campus Tours

We are now offering in-person campus tours for prospective students! Make sure to reserve your spot for an on-campus or Live Virtual Campus Tour today. We also offer many other tour options including a YouVisit Virtual Tour, Self-Guided Tours, and much more on our website. 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!

Upcoming Events

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Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination

The California State University, which includes San José State, does not discriminate on the basis of gender, which includes sex and gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities.

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