Transfer Admissions

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

A brief overview of the process is as follows:

  1. Be on track to complete 60 semester/90 quarter units with a grade of C- or better by the end of the term prior to to admission. Example: Spring 2022 applicants must have all requirements met by the end of the Summer 2021 term.  Fall 2022 applicants must have all requirements met by the end of the Spring 2022 term. 
  2. Included in the above units and deadlines, complete the Four Basic Skills Courses with a grade of C- or better. 
  3. Meet transfer impaction for the intended major. Any supplemental courses, if preferred by the major, must also be completed by the above deadline. 
  4. Apply at October 1- December 4th the year prior to intended admission, or August 1 - August 31st for Spring Admission. 
  5. Activate your MySJSU account. Read any messages and complete any To Do list items by the required deadline. 
  6. Complete the SJSU Specific Supplemental Application.

Important Notes

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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
FALL 2021 CLOSED Open until April 1, 2021*
SPRING 2022 Opens August 1, 2021** Opens August 1, 2021
FALL 2022 Open October 1, 2021 - December 4, 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 the Coursework Entry Guide [pdf].