Undergraduate Admissions

Admission Requirements

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Freshmen Admission Requirements

We are honored that you are considering San Jose State University to further your education. A freshman applicant is a student who has graduated from (or is still in) high school and who has not enrolled in a regular (non-summer) session course at any college or university following graduation. Freshman applicants must first meet the CSU eligibility requirements for admission. Applicants are then reviewed for provisional admission through SJSU's admission selection process, called impaction.

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International Freshmen

We are honored that you are considering San Jose State University to further your education. As an international freshman applicant, you are a citizen of another country who would like to pursue a bachelor's degree, have not yet attended a college or university, and require an F-1 visa or J-1 visa to study in the U.S.

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Transfer Admission Requirements

We are honored that you are considering San Jose State University to further your education. An upper division transfer applicant is a student that will have completed at least 60 transferable semester units or 90 quarter units (and does not have a bachelor’s degree).

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International Transfers

We are honored that you are considering San Jose State University to further your education. As an international transfer applicant, you are a student who is a citizen of another country who would like to earn your first bachelor's degree, have attended another college or university, and require an F-1 visa or J-1 visa to study in the U.S. Note: International Transfers applying as a Lower Division Transfer must provide their high school transcripts.

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Impaction

Admission to San José State is competitive in all majors because SJSU continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. This situation is called "impaction" and it means that meeting the minimum California State University (CSU) requirements does not guarantee admission to SJSU. We will no longer have the enrollment capacity to accept all CSU eligible applicants, including some from local high schools and community colleges.

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Freshmen Impaction

Every major at SJSU requires a different eligibility index score, and students must meet the minimum score for the major they applied to in order to receive provisional admission.

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Transfer Impaction

Every major at SJSU requires a different minimum GPA, with some majors providing preference for supplemental coursework completed. Transfer students must also complete a follow-up supplemental application.

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