Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Winter Session?

Winter Session is a compacted session between the Fall and Spring semesters, offering degree credit courses and some short courses. Enrollment is not limited to full-time and part-time SJSU students. Any adult member of the community is eligible to enroll.

Who may attend?

Classes are open to college and university students, high school graduates and other adults from the community. You do not have to be accepted to San José State University to attend this session.

How to register?

Visit the Registration section, for more information on how to register.

How to drop a course?

Visit the How to Drop section, for more information.

BaHow to pay?

Visit the Payment section, for more information about how to pday.

What is an SJSU ID number?

An SJSU ID number is assigned to all students. Use it to access registration and grades as well as other functions and on forms as identified. If you have forgotten your log in or password, click on MySJSU Help on one.sjsu.edu or email ithelpdesk@sjsu.edu.

Admission to the University?

Enrollment in this session does not assure admission to San José State University. If you plan to work toward a degree or credential at San José State University, or wish to continue in attendance either full-time or part-time during the spring, summer or fall semesters, you must apply for admission. If you are interested in formal admission, contact the Admissions Office at 408.283.7500 or email admissions@sjsu.edu.

How do I re-enroll if I've been dropped from my class for non-payment?

  1. Find your class in the course schedule to obtain your instructor’s email address; it’s linked to the instructor’s name.
  2. Email your instructor to request an add code.
  3. Register via MySJSU or via the registration form on the first day of class to get enrolled.
  4. Pay your fees before payment due date.  

How do I register to retake a class during Winter Session?

Starting October 27, email the Registrar's Office at registrar@sjsu.edu to request for enrollment.  Include your name, SJSU ID#, 5 digit class number, catalog number e.g. BUS1 170, and section number. Be sure to let us know that the waitlist is okay in case the class is full. 

If you are repeating a class for the third or more times, you must wait until the first day of instruction to submit a completed multiple repeat petition. Petition will be available on January 3. 

How do I register for Winter Session if I'm an incoming Freshman for the Spring?

You will need to register using the the online Docusign Registration Form and will be registering as an Open University student for the Winter Session.

See student Tutorials for how to view student center, make pay ment, enroll or drop a class, etc. in your PeopleSoft account.

 

Does enrollment in Winter Session affect admissions to the University?

Enrollment in this session does not assure admission to San José State University. If you plan to work toward a degree or credential at San José State University, or wish to continue in attendance either full-time or part-time during the spring, summer or fall semesters, you must apply for admission. If you are interested in formal admission, contact the Admissions Office at 408.283.7500.

 

How do I view enrollment appointments in MySJSU?

See the Tutorials for Students on MySJSU for instruction.

  

What is an SJSU ID number?

An SJSU ID number is assigned to all students. Use it to access registration and grades as well as other functions and on forms as identified. If you have forgotten your log in or password, click on MySJSU Help on one.sjsu.edu or email ithelpdesk@sjsu.edu

  

Who is considered an Open University student?

Students who are not currently attending SJSU are considered Open University students and can take SJSU classes through Open University.

For more Open University questions, check our Open University FAQs

  

How do first time Open University students create an account and enroll?

Follow these instructions to create your MySJSU online account. This account will give a student access to register for classes, pay for courses and see their own records. If a student has an existing account but cannot remember the password, please contact ithelpdesk@sjsu.edu. Provide at least two of the following items for verification

  • SJSU student ID
  • Date of birth
  • Mailing address

For more Open University questions, check our Open University FAQs

  

Can I register online if I want to take a graduate level/200-level course?

No, you will need to complete the Registration Form and submit it to the Graduate Admission and Program Evaluation (GAPE) counter, window G in the Student Services Center or fax to 408.924.2477 for approval.

 

If there is no professor listed in the Open University class I want, how do I request permission to enroll? 

If a professor is not listed, students can send the class request to the department for approval. 

 

If the professor for my Open University class does not respond back for my class request, how may I follow up?

If you are unable to contact the professor of the Open University class you want to take, you can send the class request to the department for approval. 

 

How long will a course take to appear in my Open University student account once enrolled?

Course access may take up to 48 hours after enrollment is finalized. We recommend students to email their professor for course materials in the meantime.

 

I am having trouble entering my Open University student account and IT directed me to CPGE. 

If you don’t remember your SJSUOne Account ID number, you can look up your ID number here. If you have an SJSUOne Account ID but don’t remember your password, follow these instructions. If you are unable to access your account after following these steps, you can submit an online Docusign Registration Form