International Transfers

View our International Transfer Admissions website for a thorough overview of the minimum admission requirements. 

Important notes:

  1. International Students are students studying on an F-1 or J-1 Visa.
  2. SJSU accepts both lower and upper division international transfers. Lower division transfer students have less than 60 semester/90 quarter units completed/on track to complete the term prior to admission.
  3. Students cannot use one course to satisfy two or more of the four basic skills courses. Students must take one course each of the four basics. 
  4. It is the student's responsibility to read all messages and meet all required deadlines. Not reading an email is not an excuse for missing a deadline. Not extensions are granted for missed deadlines. 
  5. While SJSU does not offer preliminary evaluations of coursework completed at other institutions, evaluators at SJSU will verify applicants’ official transcripts for transferable credits.
  6. For any questions, please reach out to our Pre-Admissions Counselors at


Get Ready to Apply!

Apply to SJSU and any of the 23 CSUs through the Cal State Apply website at

Application cycles

Admit Term Domestic Transfers International Transfers
SPRING 2022 Opens August 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021** Open August 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
FALL 2022 Open October 1, 2021 - November 30, 2021 Open October 1, 2021 - April 1, 2022*

*Includes Military Veteran applications
**Not all majors are available to accept applications. 


Cal State Apply Video

Prepare for the application! Watch our pre-recorded Cal State Apply workshop for Fall 2021 to learn how to fill out the application for SJSU.

View the Application Guide [pdf] and Coursework Entry Guide [pdf].