Freshmen Admissions

View our Freshmen Admissions website for a thorough overview of the minimum admission requirements. 

A brief overview of the process is as follows:

  1. Be on track to complete A-G requirements with a grade of C- or better by high school graduation. 
  2. Meet the minimum Eligibility Index score for the intended major. 
  3. Apply at October 1- December 4th of Senior year. 
  4. Activate your MySJSU account. Read any messages and complete any To Do list items by the required deadline. 

Important Notes

  • All A-G minimum requirements must be completed by the high school graduation date. Students cannot use the summer after high school graduation to meet A-G requirements. 
  • It is the student's responsibility to read all messages and meet all required deadlines. Not reading an email is not an excuse for missing a deadline. Not extensions are granted for missed deadlines. 
  • For any questions, please reach out to our Pre-Admissions Counselors at

Get Ready to Apply!

Apply to SJSU and any of the 23 CSUs through the Cal State Apply website at

Application cycles

Admit Term Domestic Freshmen  International Freshmen 
FALL 2021 CLOSED Open until April 1, 2021*
SPRING 2022 Opens August 1, 2021** Opens August 1, 2021
FALL 2022 Open October 1, 2021 - December 4, 2021 Open October 1, 2021 - April 1, 2022*

*Includes Military Veteran applications 

**Spring is not always open for Freshmen applications. Additionally, not all majors are available to accept applications. 

Cal State Apply Video

Prepare for the application! Watch our pre-recorded Cal State Apply workshop for Fall 2021 to learn how to fill out the application for SJSU.

View the Application Guide [pdf] and the Coursework Entry Guide [pdf].