Objectives | Minimum Eligibility | Academic Standing | Application | Programs
Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Scholars programs are combined bachelor’s and master’s programs at SJSU (per University Policy F19-1). Sometimes they may also satisfy the requirements for a credential. Students in these programs pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. These program allow students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.
Why apply to the SAGE Scholars program? View the SAGE Scholars Program flyer.
The Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education Scholars Programs offer:
To provide an accelerated route to a graduate degree, with simultaneous awarding of both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
In most cases, to allow for the possibility of students’ earning graduate credit for several of their senior electives, effectively decreasing the summed unit requirements for both degrees (pending approval by the CSU Chancellor’s Office - expected by late Spring or early Summer 2021).
To provide a seamless process whereby students can progress from undergraduate to graduate status without having to apply through the Admissions Office (thereby eliminating the need to pay the application fee).
To provide a meaningful capstone experience that in some cases integrates the senior project with the graduate thesis or project.
SAGE programs may require additional eligibility requirements.
Students must successfully complete a minimum of 60 undergraduate degree applicable units and not more than 120 undergraduate degree applicable units at the time of admission into the SAGE program.
Students must be enrolled in or have completed the undergraduate Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (Area Z/100W/GWAR prior to admission into the SAGE program).
Students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of admission into the SAGE program. Note that there may be SAGE programs that require a higher GPA admission standard.
- Students must have completed all lower division courses (designated as 1-99) BEFORE transitioning into the SAGE graduate degree objective status.
Maintaining Good Academic Standing
SAGE scholars are required to maintain good academic standing per University Policy S16-16. Additionally, SAGE scholars are expected to meet with their SAGE advisor each semester to review their academic progress and standing. When a student does not maintain academic standing as required in their SAGE program, the student will be placed on academic probation in the SAGE program. The advisor will document the probation and outline measures the student must take in order to be removed from SAGE academic probation. Typically, the student will have one semester to address these measures and return to acceptable academic standing. If these measures are not met, the advisor will notify either the Office of the Registrar or the Office of Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE) to disqualify the student from the SAGE program; the student will subsequently be placed in the home department’s undergraduate or graduate program to allow completion of the respective degree. For a step by step process from application to graduation for SAGE Scholars students, including the process to opting out of or being disqualified from a SAGE program, view the SAGE Scholars Process document.
Complete the Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Scholars Program Application form with your advisor. You must first save the application form to your computer before entering your information. Entries on forms will be lost if it is not saved in advance. Please review information at the end of the form regarding application to undergraduate graduation and the requirements for transition to graduate status.
For a step by step process from application to graduation for SAGE Scholars students, view the SAGE Scholars Process document.
The form is to be submitted twice during the student’s participation in the SAGE program.
Step 1 Admission to the SAGE Program
Advisor Responsibilities: Complete the SAGE Career Academic Planner from the beginning of the student’s academic career (including degree eligible transfer units). The student must be advised using the SAGE Career Academic Planner which should be reviewed and updated each semester. Both advisor and student must sign the form. Students should consider applying for their undergraduate degree upon completion of 85 units-see page 3 for the form.
After the student and advisor sign the application, submit this SAGE Application: Step 1 to the Office of the Registrar (email@example.com).
Fall 2021 Admission: April 15, 2021
Spring 2022 Admission: October 15, 2021
Step 2 Transition into Graduate Classified Standing & Advance to Candidacy
Advisor Responsibilities: During the semester in which a student expects to complete at least 120-degree eligible units, SAGE Scholars must complete Step 2. Both advisor and student must sign the form. The graduate advisor will prepare an Advancement to Candidacy form.
During the semester in which a student expects to complete at least 120-degree eligible units, submit the SAGE Application: Step 2 and the Advancement to Candidacy form to the appropriate GAPE Evaluator. For a list of Graduate Program Evaluators assigned by college/department, please visit: sjsu.edu/gape/about_us/staff.
No later than the last day of instruction of the semester in which a student expects to complete at least 120-degree eligible units.
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