Programming for High School Students

Within Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR), the Spartan East Side Promise Program is designed to support East Side Union High School District students and their families. Established in 2016, the Spartan East Side Promise (SESP) began as a collaboration between San José State University and East Side Union High School District (ESUHSD) with the goal of offering guaranteed admission to qualified students who graduate high school from the District. Through a variety of interactive programming, the SESP provides a pathway to admission at SJSU by clearly specifying the admission requirements and sharing information about resources for academic success with students and families in the district. 

View ESUHSD high schools that are SESP eligible 

View upcoming Zoom workshops, recordings, and college planning resources below! Check in with your high school counselor to confirm the dates/times we will be at your school!


Getting College Ready Workshop

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
via Zoom - register below!

Calling all ESUHSD Sophomores and Juniors - and families! Learn about the California State University (CSU) admission requirements, and the partnership between San José State University and the East Side Union High School District - the Spartan East Side Promise!



SJSU Preview Day

Our event has concluded. Stay tuned for our next event!

SJSU Preview Day provides East Side Union High School District students with the unique opportunity to experience life as a Spartan before applying for Fall 2024 admission! Learn about our admission requirements, majors and programs, and connect with multiple campus resources. 

Have questions?

Email SESP Program Lead, Amanda Aldama Fernandes at or schedule a pre-admissions counseling appointment through the below link. 

Schedule a Pre-Admissions Appointment


Upcoming Workshops and Presentations

Were you admitted for Fall 2024? Register for our virtual workshops hosted via Zoom!

View recordings of our presentations:

Interested in a presentation for your classroom?

Email to schedule an admissions/Spartan East Side Promise presentation for your class or organization. 


Planning for College Resources