Path to SJSU Degree

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SJSU is ranked #8 among public universities in the Western U.S.
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SJSU is the #10 most diverse campus in  the U.S. and collectively San Jose residents speak more than 56 languages.


The Path to SJSU Degree program (ATP+ICA) is designed for international students who are academically qualified to apply for admission to the university, but have an insufficient score on the TOEFL or IELTS. The Path to SJSU Degree program is an opportunity for you to study for at least one semester at International Gateways (IG), SJSU's intensive English program called Academic and Test Preparation (ATP), until you obtain the required TOEFL or IELTS score and have your academic transcripts and certificates evaluated, and have your GPA calculated by SJSU Admissions (International Conditional Admission/ Eligibility, ICA). After you earn a passing TOEFL / IELTS score, an academic advisor at IG will assist you to submit a formal application to one of San Jose State University's degree programs.

Please note that meeting the minimum requirements for Conditional Admission/ Eligibility does not guarantee acceptance to a degree program at the university -- students who are offered conditional admission need to submit an online application to an SJSU degree program upon achieving the minimum required TOEFL or IELTS score.

See how you can progress from International Gateways to SJSU degree admission


When is the Deadline to Apply?

Path to SJSU Degree (ATP+ICA) applications are accepted year-round and are focused around the ATP sessions, which start in August, October, January, March, and June. Please plan your application accordingly and prepare your required academic documents (certificates and transcripts) in advance.

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