FAQs

What is Summer Session?

Summer Session is a self-support inter-session offered between the Spring and Fall semesters, including degree credit courses and some short courses. Enrollment is not limited to full-time and part-time SJSU students. Any adult member of the community is eligible to enroll.

Who may attend?

Classes are open to college and university students, high school graduates and other adults from the community. You do not have to be accepted to San Jose State University to attend this session.

Are there any discounts or fee waivers for Summer Session?

All new undergraduate first-year and transfer students who enroll (part-time or full-time) and complete the Fall 2020 semester at SJSU are eligible for one free intersession class offer.

Students can take their free intersession class in either Winter or Summer sessions, starting in Winter 2021. First year students must use their free class offer within 4 years; transfer students must use it within 2 years.

Registration for eligible students in a free intersession course is handled by the Academic Advising & Retention Services (AARS) office. If you have any questions regarding your free intersession course or registration, please see our FAQs for Fall 2020 admits or contact the Academic Advising and Retention Services office at academic.advising@sjsu.edu

What kind of resources does SJSU offer in terms of class support?

  • Campus Resources Learn about what resources are available to you as a student
  • How to -  Canvas, Zoom, MySJSU Basics Are you new to Canvas or Zoom? Not sure how MySJSU works? Check out these helpful “how to” guides from eCampus.
  • Learn Anywhere Your one-stop shop for all online learning resources, technology how-to guides, and campus resources. 
  • Workshops SJSU offers a variety of workshops and advisory sessions for students available from eCampus, Peer Connections, Advising Centers, Housing and CAPS.

Is there financial aid for Summer Session?

There are available summer aid programs that students may be eligible for. For more information about summer aid programs and how to apply your aid for summer courses, visit the Financial Aid Summer Session website or email the Financial Aid office at fao@sjsu.edu

Short-Term Loans: Limited loan options are available to summer students, based on remaining eligibility. Short-term loans are available through the Bursar's Office. Contact the Bursar's Office for more information.

Federal Grants: Effective July 2017, the federal government implemented the Year-Round Pell Grant program. Pell Grant eligible students may qualify for an additional Pell Grant for Summer. Students must be enrolled at least half-time in order to be considered. Courses can all be taken in one summer session or you can take three units in each session. If you have questions on whether you are eligible to use the Pell Grant in the summer or if it is the right financial decision for you, contact fao@sjsu.edu.

State Grants: State Grant Aid (Cal Grant, State University Grant, Middle Class Scholarship and some tuition fee waivers) are not available during the Summer sessions as state fees are not charged during this term

 

Financial aid is not available for Open University students. However, Open University students may apply for a student loan through a financial institution.

 

Why am I not being refunded for campus fee when I only take online classes?

See the campus information on the Health Advisories FAQ under the section of Tuition and Finances

 

How do I drop a course?

Visit the How to Drop section, for more information.

How do I pay?

Visit the Payment section, for more information about how to pay.

How do I register?

Visit the Registration section, for more information on how to register. Most students should be able to register online through MySJSU; however, if you are unable to register online, you can register using the Registration Form.

 

Will I need to pay the full mandatory fee for a 10 week course?

If you are enrolled in session one, you only need to pay the mandatory fees for session one ($351.50). If you choose to take courses in session 1 and 2, you would need to pay the full summer campus fee of $703. See tuition and fees for more information. 

How do I re-enroll if I've been dropped from my class for non-payment?

  1. Find your class in the course schedule to obtain your instructor’s email address; it’s linked to the instructor’s name.
  2. Email your instructor to request an add code.
  3. Register via MySJSU or via the registration form  on the first day of class to get enrolled.
  4. Pay your fees before payment due date.  

How do I register to retake a class during Summer Session?

After April 27, students repeating a course may send an email request to the Registrar's Office at registrar@sjsu.edu. The email should include name, ID, course name, catalog, section, and the number of times the course has been taken. Students repeating a class two times or more need to complete the petition form and send it through Docusign or email it to the Registrar’s Office at registrar@sjsu.edu.

How do I register for Summer Session if I'm an incoming Freshman for the Fall?

You will need to register using the the online Docusign Registration Form and will be registering as an Open University student for the Summer Session.

See student Tutorials for how to view student center, make pay ment, enroll or drop a class, etc. in your PeopleSoft account.

Does enrollment in Summer Session affect admissions to the University?

Enrollment in this session does not assure admission to San Jose State University. If you plan to work toward a degree or credential at San Jose State University, or wish to continue in attendance either full-time or part-time during the spring, summer or fall semesters, you must apply for admission. If you are interested in formal admission, contact the Admissions Office at 408.283.7500.

 

How do I view enrollment appointments in MySJSU?

See the Tutorials for Students on MySJSU for instruction.

What is an SJSU ID number?

An SJSU ID number is assigned to all students. Use it to access registration and grades as well as other functions and on forms as identified. If you have forgotten your log in or password, click on MySJSU Help on one.sjsu.edu or email ithelpdesk@sjsu.edu

 

Who is considered an Open University student?

Students who are not currently attending SJSU are considered Open University students and can take SJSU classes through Open University.

For more Open University questions, check our Open University FAQs

How do first time Open University students create an account and enroll?

Follow these instructions to create your MySJSU online account. This account will give a student access to register for classes, pay for courses and see their own records. If a student has an existing account but cannot remember the password, please contact ithelpdesk@sjsu.edu. Provide at least two of the following items for verification

  • SJSU student ID
  • Date of birth
  • Mailing address
     

For more Open University questions, check our Open University FAQs

How do I register for a course with a prerequisite as an Open University/Non-SJSU student?

If you received a permission number from the ​instructor or ​department​​, you may use that number to register for the class online at MySJSU. If you have completed the test prerequisite at another university, you will need to complete the paper Registration Form, attach a proof of meeting the requirement, and send the form and document to the Office of Registrar.

If you are unable to complete the registration online. You will need to complete the online Docusign Registration Form ​with instructor's signature or permission number and attach proof of meeting the requirement. 

Please contact undergraduate-education@sjsu.edu  or thalia.anagnos@sjsu.edu if you have a MATH test prerequisite that was completed at another and university and need approval to register.

Can I register online if I want to take a graduate level/200-level course?

No, you will need to complete the Registration Form and submit it to the Graduate Admission and Program Evaluation (GAPE) counter, window G in the Student Services Center or fax to 408.924.2477 for approval.

If there is no professor listed in the Open University class I want, how do I request permission to enroll? 

If a professor is not listed, students can send the class request to the department for approval. 

If the professor for my Open University class does not respond back for my class request, how may I follow up?

If you are unable to contact the professor of the Open University class you want to take, you can send the class request to the department for approval. 

How long will a course take to appear in my Open University student account once enrolled?

Course access may take up to 48 hours after enrollment is finalized. We recommend students to email their professor for course materials in the meantime.

 I am having trouble entering my Open University student account and IT directed me to CPGE. 

If you don’t remember your SJSUOne Account ID number, you can look up your ID number here. If you have an SJSUOne Account ID but don’t remember your password, follow these instructions. If you are unable to access your account after following these steps, you can submit an online Docusign Registration Form