Programming for 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. 

View ESUHSD high schools that are SESP eligible 

View upcoming workshops, recordings, and college planning resources below!

SJSU Preview Day!

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Our 2022 event has concluded. Stay tuned for our next event!

SJSU Preview Day provides East Side Union High School District students with the unique opportunity to experience life as a Spartan before applying for Fall 2023 admission! Learn about our admission requirements, majors and programs, and connect with multiple campus resources. 

Have questions?

Email SESP Program Lead, Amanda Aldama Fernandes at or schedule a pre-admissions counseling appointment through the below link. 

Schedule a Pre-Admissions Appointment


Upcoming Workshops and Presentations


Are you applying for Fall 2023? Ask your counselor how to register for the following admissions and and application workshops, or register for our virtual application workshops hosted via Zoom!

Date Time Topic High School
9/20/2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm SJSU Admissions Presentation WC Overfelt High School
10/5/2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm Cal State Apply Application workshop Oak Grove High School
10/6/2022 Recording Cal State Apply Application workshop Piedmont Hills High School
10/6/2022 Recording Parent Night (Admissions/Application and Q&A) Santa Teresa High School
10/11/2022 1:15pm - 2:15pm Cal State Apply Application workshop WC Overfelt High School
10/11/2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm SJSU Admissions Presentation Mt. Pleasant High School
10/11/22 6:00pm - 7:00pm Cal State Apply Application workshop Mt. Pleasant High School
10/13/22 3:00pm - 4:00pm College Panel Mt. Pleasant High School


View recordings of our presentations:

Interested in a presentation for your classroom?

Email to schedule an admissions/Spartan East Side Promise presentation for your class or organization. 


Planning for College Resources