High School Students


Within Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR), the Spartan East Side Promise Program is designed to support East Side Union High School District students and their families.

Established in 2016, the Spartan East Side Promise (SESP) began as a collaboration between San José State University and East Side Union High School District (ESUHSD) with the goal of offering guaranteed admission to qualified students who graduate high school from the District. Through a variety of interactive programming, the SESP provides a pathway to admission at SJSU by clearly specifying the admission requirements and sharing information about resources for academic success with students and families in the district. 

The following high schools are SESP eligible: 

Andrew P. Hill High School

W.C. Overfelt High School

Evergreen Valley High School

Yerba Buena High School

Independence High School

Calero High School

James Lick High School

Foothill High School

Mt. Pleasant High School

Accel Middle College

Oak Grove High School

Apollo High School

Piedmont Hills High School

Pegasus High School

Santa Teresa High School

Phoenix High School

Silver Creek High School


Upcoming Workshops and Presentations

Interested in applying? Just admitted? Check out the following admissions and application virtual presentations!

Register Below!
Date and Time Audience Topic Zoom Link
10/26 12th grade Cal State Apply RSVP 10/26
10/26 12th grade Santa Teresa Senior Night:
SJSU Overview with Cal State Apply
RSVP 10/26
11/1 12th grade Cal State Apply RSVP 11/1
11/2 11th grade Getting College Ready RSVP 11/2
11/10 12th grade Cal State Apply RSVP 11/10
11/29 11th grade Getting College Ready RSVP 11/29

Can't attend the above dates?

Register for our weekly Cal State Apply workshops to learn how to fill out the application for SJSU. Also view the Application Guide, [pdf] Application Checklist [pdf], Fee Waiver information, and Freshman DOs and DONTs [pdf].

View our a recording of our admissions and application presentation below!

SJSU Preview Days - Join us November 15-19

SJSU Preview Days

This year’s event will be hosted fully online through Visit Days, with live and self-paced components for students to engage with from November 15 - 19th.  In line with Student Outreach and Recruitment’s Spartan East Side Promise Program, the purpose of this event is to provide prospective students from the East Side Union High School District with a hands-on insight to life as an SJSU student.  Some of the components of the event will include application workshops, virtual campus tours, and a resource fair.

Register Here

sjsu preview days


Services and Resources

ESUHSD Spartan Summer Program

In partnership with the East Side Union Education Foundation and the East Side Union High School District, the following online transition program was developed to support incoming ESUHSD graduates and their families, as they prepare for their first semester at SJSU.  This 10-day program will be held in June, and includes multiple components to educate, empower, and provide a community of support for our new Spartans. 

Check out a recap of last year's program, and upcoming services offered by the SESP Program, below!


Have questions? 

Prospective Students (or parents) from an ESUHSD school: Contact the Spartan East Side Promise Program Lead, Amanda Aldama at amanda.aldama@sjsu.edu, or schedule a Zoom appointment here