Transfer Steps to Admission

Meet All Deadlines

If you miss an SJSU deadline, we will withdraw your application for admission, and you will not be able to attend SJSU for the term in which you applied. If you have an extreme hardship or unusual circumstance that may cause you to miss one of our deadlines, contact prior to the deadline date.

10 Steps to Admission

Your path to admission to San Jose State and becoming a Spartan involves 10 steps. These steps are designed to help you navigate through the process toward admission. If you have special circumstances such as developmental math and English requirements, being a veteran, or returning as a former student, there may be additional steps. So read through each step carefully and be sure to meet all deadlines - if you miss a deadline your application will be withdrawn. We look forward to receiving your application.

Meet all of the Admission Requirements


Choose Your Major Carefully

You cannot change your major during the admission process. Once you are admitted, your mandatory orientation, advising, and registration will all be based on the major for which you were admitted. After you are admitted, change of major is never guaranteed and is by petition only. You must also enter an alternative major on your application to SJSU. Transfer students may not apply as undeclared.

Apply to SJSU at Cal State Apply

You will receive an application confirmation number: this is your receipt. Keep this number in a safe place; it is your proof that you submitted the application by the deadline.

EOP (Educational Opportunity Program for First Generation College Students) EOP is designed for undergraduate students who are considered California residents or AB540 students with a history of low-income (as determined by the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application) and from an educationally disadvantaged background. Your parents/guardians cannot have earned a bachelor’s degree in any country (siblings with a bachelor’s degree are acceptable). If you are interested and feel you meet this criteria, submit acompleted EOP application via Cal State Apply (

Look for an email with your SJSU ID

About a week after applying at Cal State Apply, you will receive an email with your nine-digit SJSU ID included. This nine-digit number will be your primary university identification throughout your career at SJSU. Make sure the spam filters on your email account are set to accept email from so you receive this email. After 5 days, you can also use the SJSU ID Lookup Tool to find your SJSU ID.

Create your password for your SJSUOne/MySJSU account

Your SJSUOne ID and password will get you in to your MySJSU account.


Sign in to your MySJSU student account on the Spartan Apps Portal

Click on the blue “MySJSU Sign In” link and enter your nine-digit SJSU ID and the password you created. Make sure your personal information is current—your email address is critical!

Check your MySJSU account weekly

Check your MySJSU account at least once a week for important and timely notices, such as admission, fees, financial aid, enrollment appointment, test, and transcript information and deadlines.

Complete the Supplemental Application

You will receive a message in your MySJSU account with a link that directs you to the SJSU supplemental application that you are required to complete. The application is used by SJSU to rank applicants within each degree program for admission purposes.  

Submit Transcripts when requested on your MySJSU “To Do List”

Continue to check your MySJSU account for updates on any documents that are required.

Complete all required courses with grades of “C-” or better by the end of the Spring term

Fall - Complete admission and impaction requirements by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term. 

Spring - Complete admission and impaction requirements by end of the summer term prior to the spring admission term.

Congratulations on completing the Steps to Admission!

If you are admitted, you will also need to complete the Steps to Enrollment, which include submitting final high school transcripts, attending orientation, and registering for classes.