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, visit the Financial Aid Summer Session website

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

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.

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. For eligibility, please contact academic.advising@sjsu.edu

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.

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 paper Registration Form ​with instructor's signature or permission number and send the completed form to the Office of Registrar.

Please contact grad-undergrad-programs@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.

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

You will need to register using the the paper 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.

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

Students interested in repeating a course can register now through Monday, April 27. 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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.