Freshman 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.

Preference for local applicants

San José State gives preference to local applicants. Freshmen are considered local if they will graduate from a high school in Santa Clara County. 

Your path to admission to San José State and becoming a Spartan involves 11 steps. These steps are designed to help you navigate through the process toward admission. We look forward to receiving your application.

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.