Transfer Equivalency Petition

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The College of Engineering (CoE) Transfer Equivalency Petition (TEP) may be used only for courses offered through the College of Engineering. Please see our FAQ for details.

IMPORTANT: The TEP for math, chemistry, physics, or other course offered through the College of Science (CoS), is located on the CoS Equivalency Petitions page.

Before you continue to the form, read the FAQ and use the checklists below to prepare.

Eligibility for the CoE TEP


Submit a TEP

To submit the TEP, enter your full name and preferred email address into the College of Engineering Transfer Equivalency Petition (docusign). Generate a separate TEP for each SJSU course you are petitioning. Once you access the docusign form, you will attach the following required documents:

  1. a PDF of the syllabus for each transfer course you list, from the term and year you took the course;
  2. a PDF of your SJSU unnofficial transcript 

You cannot edit the petition once submitted. If you notice an error, please contact the sender of the DocuSign email to provide your correction. Do not generate a duplicate petition.

Processing can be delayed during intersessions and peak periods. If you need to meet an immediate prerequisite or graduation requirement, please note this on your petition.

During the process

  • Wait. You will receive notice via your SJSU email usually within 2-3 weeks, sometimes longer in the period close to graduation.
  • Contact the ESSC if you have not heard from them within that time frame.
    Please allow more time at the start of the semester due to increased volume of petitions.
  • In some cases, the evaluator might ask you for further proof. Be prompt and clear with your responses. 

After receiving approval or rejection of your petition

Approved: Hooray! That's one fewer course you don't have to take.

Unfortunately, the petition will not be posted on your records, so you will need to keep records of your approved TEPs in case your advisor or your professor requires proof that you've met prerequisites.

Note that substitutions don't automatically clear pre-reqs. There is one more step in the process—MyProgress being updated—which can take a little time depending on the number of pending updates and timing in the semester. In the meantime, you can send the approved petition to the instructor as evidence when requesting the Add code.

Rejected: Talk to your major advisor about a possible substitution; otherwise, you will need to take the course that was not approved.