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 calstate.edu/apply October 1- November 30th 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 outreach@sjsu.edu

Get Ready to Apply!

Apply to SJSU and any of the 23 CSUs through the Cal State Apply website at calstate.edu/apply

Application cycles

Admit Term Domestic Freshmen  International Freshmen 
SPRING 2022 CLOSED Open August 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
FALL 2022 Open October 1, 2021 - November 30, 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].