Admissions

Our team of enrollment counselors is here to support you along every step in your application and admissions experience so that no matter where you are in life, you can – and you will – excel with SJSU Online.

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Our Concierge Approach

We know that you're balancing several priorities, so our outreach and enrollment philosophy centers around a concierge approach to ensure that your experience with us goes as smoothly as possible.

Our SJSU Online Concierge Approach comes from the idea of a hotel concierge, whose purpose is to understand their guests' needs and priorities in order to make their experiences positive and memorable.

Through our concierge approach, our enrollment counselors will actively listen to your story and develop a deep understanding of your needs and priorities in order to help identify the best program for you, maximize the the credits you can transfer, and minimize your cost and time to completion.

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Start At Your Convenience

We also know that your time is very valuable, so we have created SJSU Online with three sets of rolling admissions cycles and start dates so that you can begin your program within a couple of months or even within a couple of weeks of your admission.

  • Apply between September 1 and December 1 to begin in January.

  • Apply between January 1 and May 1 to begin in June.

  • Apply between March 1 and July 15 to begin in August.

  • For our Information Science and Data Analytics program, apply between October and April 1 to begin the following August.

Steps to Apply

Admission Requirements

There are a few California State University requirements to be eligible for admission to our programs. Even if you don't meet all of these requirements at this time, our enrollment counselors will happily work with you to get you in a position to submit a successful application in the near future.

  • Complete at least 60 transferable semester or 90 quarter units. A maximum of 70 semester units from community colleges can be transferred toward the degree. Depending on the program, you could have as few as 50 semester units at the time of application.

  • Complete all CSU Lower Division General Education requirements.

  • Complete all four CSU-approved general education requirements with a grade C- or higher.

    • (A1) Oral Communication/Speech

    • (A2) Written English Composition

    • (A3) Critical Thinking/Logic

    • (B4) Math/Quantitative Reasoning

  • Have an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better.

  • Courses must be completed by the fall term if you apply to start the following January or June, or be completed by the spring term if you plan to start the following August.

All of our programs accept applications from residents across California and some of our programs are approved to accept applications from residents outside of California.

If you live outside of California, check whether our programs are approved to accept an application from you or speak with an enrollment counselor. 

Additional Program Requirements

  • Interdisciplinary Studies, BA: In choosing the Early Childhood Education specialization pathway, students must have or find access to field placement in a suitable early childhood setting.

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Attend an Info Session

Our next virtual info session will take place on Saturday, October 1, at 10am PDT on Zoom. Register now to meet with our enrollment counselors, program representatives, and student ambassadors.

Meet Our Counselors

 
Isabella Aguilar
Joanne Young
Reuel Evangelista

Take the Next Steps

Our rolling admissions cycle for the Spring 2023 term is open until December 1, 2022.

We want you to have a successful and stress-free application and admissions experience. View the information below for steps to guide you throughout the admissions process, and please contact our enrollment counselors for any questions or requests for additional support.

Create and Submit Your Application Via Cal State Apply

  • Gather your transcripts from the colleges or universities where you have been enrolled.

  • Contact our enrollment counselors so we can assist you with reviewing courses from your previous schools and with completing the Cal State Apply application process.

  • If needed, view the 2022-2023 Cal State Apply Transfer Application Guide.

  • If you are a current SJSU student, you will need to submit an application for your program of interest; you are unable to transfer into SJSU Online programs from SJSU in-person programs.

  • If you previously attended a California public college or university, you can find information about transferable courses and articulation agreements on assist.org.

  • If you are an Amazon employee, visit the Amazon Career Choice website for details about how to utilize that benefit to apply for enrollment at SJSU.

Additional Cal State Apply Resources

Activate Your MySJSU Account

  • MySJSU is the official communication tool during your admission and enrollment process at SJSU. If you have applied, your very next step should be activating your MySJSU account so you can check your messages and “To Do List” items.

  • You should receive your SJSU ID via email from nextsteps@sjsu.edu with the subject line “Activate SJSUOne” shortly after submitting your application. Follow the steps in the email to activate your one.sjsu.edu account, create your password, and activate your DUO two-factor authentication.

  • If you can’t find this email, check your bulk/spam folder. You can also email us at online@sjsu.edu from the email address you used in your Cal State Apply application with your name and Cal State Apply ID to retrieve this email.

  • You should plan to check your MySJSU account regularly for important announcements and to ensure you’re meeting all required deadlines as you make your way through the application process and beyond.

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Meet All SJSU Deadlines

If you miss an SJSU deadline, your application will be withdrawn from admission, and you will not be able to attend SJSU for the term you originally intended. If you have an extreme hardship or unusual circumstance that may cause you to miss one of our deadlines, email online@sjsu.edu immediately after reviewing the undergraduate admissions appeals process.

  1. Complete the Next Steps Intent to Enroll process by the date posted on your MySJSU “To Do List.”

  2. Register for and attend SJSU Online Orientation

  3. Register for classes

  4. Pay tuition and fees

Affordable Pathway

Our model allows you to maximize the number of credits you can transfer so that you have a fast and affordable pathway to complete your bachelor's degree online. You can also minimize your cost further by applying for Federal Student Aid, Federal Pell Grants, Federal Work-Study opportunities, and SJSU scholarships.

Diverse Program Options

Our 100% online bachelor's degree completion programs span across a wide range of academic disciplines. They are designed and taught by our SJSU faculty so that you will receive a quality education in a convenient format and complete your degree on a two or three year roadmap.

Experience Student Life

In addition to your online learning experience, we want to make sure that you have opportunities to experience SJSU Spartan life beyond the classroom and have access to helpful campus resources.

Alexa Lopez
Alexa LopezRecruitment Coordinator

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