Future UndocuSpartans

San José State University welcomes all students regardless of immigration status! If you are undocumented and considering applying to SJSU, there are a few things you should keep in mind as you are navigating the CSU admissions application, financial aid, and the new student enrollment process. In this page you will find general information and resources to support undocumented students who are applying to SJSU. 

The priority filing period for CSU admissions is October 1 - November 30. Visit Cal State Apply​ for up-to-date information. 

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Things to Consider When Filling Out the CSU Application

Paying for College

There are many resources available for undocumented students to make college affordable. Undocumented students may be eligible to pay the in-state tuition rate and obtain state and university aid by demonstrating time living and attending school in California. Visit our Paying for College page for more information about AB 540, CA Dream Act, and other opportunities.

Paying for College Information

Support for Newly Admitted Students

Connect with the USRC

Undocumented and mixed-status students that have been accepted to SJSU can schedule an appointment with the USRC to connect with a staff member in person or via zoom.  

If you have not applied to SJSU and you want to know more about the CSU Admissions process, please visit the Student Outreach and Recruitment office to connect with a Pre-Admissions Counselor.

SPARK:  First-Year Peer Mentoring Program for Undocumented Students

We invite newly admitted undergraduates to become part of Spartans Promoting Advocacy, Resources, and Knowledge (SPARK), a peer mentorship program that seeks to support undocumented students as they navigate their first year at SJSU.

Through mentor-mentee connections, community-building activities, and informative workshops, SPARK strives to cultivate a nurturing environment that kindles a sense of belonging and empowerment amongst UndocuSpartans. 

Those accepted into SPARK will have the opportunity to participate in the SPARK Summer Academy which will take place on Monday, July 29th through Friday, August 2nd.

Visit the SPARK page to learn more about the program and apply for the 2024-2025 cohort.

Deadline to apply: Monday, June 17th, 2024 @11:59pm

Note: This program is only available for undergraduate students admitted for the Fall semester.