Aug 13, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Programs & Services

Academic Advising and Pre-Admissions Counseling

Academic Advising ensures academic success and graduation in a timely manner. Undergraduates will have access to academic advisors in the College Student Success Center and in the major department. Academic advisors assist you with selecting courses and developing a plan for fulfilling SJSU requirements or choosing major requirements. Students should visit their college student success center for any questions they have about general education, probation and disqualification advising, assistance with interpreting your Degree Progress Report (MyProgress), academic planning using MyPlanner, and the process for late drop and withdrawal petitions

Advising Hub

Declared Majors

Major department

Declared Minors

Minor department

College Student Success Centers

Academic Counseling Center for Excellence in the Social Sciences (ACCESS)
College of Health and Human Sciences Student Success Center (CHHS)
College of Professional and Global Education (CPGE) Student Success Center
Engineering Student Success Center (ESSC)
Humanities and the Arts Student Success Center (HASSC)
Jack Holland Student Success Center (JHSSC)
Lurie College of Education Student Success Center (LCOE)
Science Advising Center, College of (COSAC)

Undeclared and Undeclared-PreNursing Majors

Undergraduate Advising and Success Center (UASC)
Administration 150

Special Majors

Office of Undergraduate Education
ADM 159

Double Majors

Major departments

Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Majors

College of Graduate Studies
ADM 229

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Student Union

Second Baccalaureate

Major departments

Academic Success Centers

Undergraduate Advising and Success Center

UASC provides academic planning, General Education advising and academic advising for undeclared students. Other services include probation and disqualification advising for all undergraduate majors, assistance with interpreting your Degree Progress Report (MyProgress), and after the Late Registration period, processing late drop and withdrawal petitions.

Administration 150

Academic Counseling Center for Excellence in the Social Sciences (ACCESS)

Academic Counseling Center for Excellence in the Social Sciences (ACCESS) is the student success center for the College of Social Sciences (CoSS). Both current CoSS students and those students interested in minoring or majoring in a social sciences degree program are encouraged to see an advisor at ACCESS for general education advising, graduation support, and/or help with changing majors. We provide both drop-in advising and appointments. We also offer career counseling and tutoring in both social sciences statistics and writing.

Clark Hall 240

College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) Student Success Center (SSC)

The College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) Student Success Center (SSC) provides advising for undergraduate students majoring or wanting to major or minor in programs offered in CHHS Departments and Schools, including undeclared/pre-nursing.

All CHHS students and students interested in a CHHS major are invited to stop by the Center for advising. The Center’s services include general education advising, help with changing majors, academic policy related questions, meeting with peer mentors, and various regularly scheduled presentations and workshops. Looking for academic advice or maybe just some tips about how to navigate your way around SJSU? Check out the CHHS Student Success Center! It’s also a great place to meet, study, and learn. Laptop computers are also available for use in our Center.

Contact the CHHS Student Success Centers at:

MacQuarrie Hall (MH) 533

Health Building (HB) 105

College of Professional and Global Education (CPGE) Student Success Center (SSC)

The College of Professional and Global Education (CPGE) Student Success Center (SSC) provides advising for undergraduate students majoring or wanting to major in programs offered in CPGE Departments and Schools. CPGE SSC works with students to develop plans that help them attain their personal, educational, and professional goals through academic advising, peer mentoring, and tutoring. CPGE SSC also provides guidance on academic probation and other SJSU policies and procedures and advises prospective students.

Clark Hall (CL) 304

Engineering Student Success Center (ESSC)

The Engineering Student Success Center provides advising services and student success programming for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Engineering. We offer both drop-in advising and appointments.

The ESSC works in partnership with the Engineering major departments to offer a wide variety of advising and support services such as course planning, university policies, campus academic resources, and general support to help students persist to graduation. As students progress through their programs, we also offer graduation advising and assistance with post-college transitions, whether students decide to pursue graduate studies or begin their career in Silicon Valley and beyond.

Engineering Building 116

Humanities and the Arts Student Success Center (HASSC)

The Humanities and Arts Student Success Center, located in Clark Hall, provides academic advising services to all students with majors and minors in the College of the Humanities and the Arts. Services include university requirements advising which encompases general education, academic planning support, career advising and career exploration events, and mentoring to undergraduate students.

H&A Spartans are highly encouraged to proactively meet with our professional advisors for guidance on developing successful pathways toward graduation. H&A Spartans are also encouraged to study in our office, learn more about the majors and minors in our College, and participate in our scheduled activities including workshops and networking events.

Clark Hall 244

Jack Holland Student Success Center (JHSSC)

The Jack Holland Student Success Center, located on the garden level of the Boccardo Business Center, provides advice to students about undergraduate business courses and programs. Prospective students are encouraged to talk with advisors about requirements for business major and general education courses. Prospective graduate students are encouraged to meet a graduate advisor in the Graduate Program Office in the Business Tower.

Business Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center gives individual and group assistance to business students seeking subject matter tutoring. It is located on the ground level of the Boccardo Business Center.

Boccardo Business Center (BBC) 008


Lurie College of Education Student Success Center (LCOE-SSC)

The Lurie College of Education Student Success Center provides a range of activities including academic advising, professional development workshops, mentoring, networking events, and access to university, college, and career resources.

All current LCOE undergraduate and graduate students, and students interested in learning more about majors and minors in Education, are encouraged to come by the Center to meet with an advisor, participate in our scheduled activities, or to utilize the study space.

Sweeney Hall 106

College of Science Advising Center (COSAC)

The College of Science Advising Center is located in Duncan Hall, Room 212. COSAC provides general education advising, academic advising for lower division Biology, Chemistry and Computer Science majors and other advising and student success services for students in the College of Science.

COSAC offers Change of Major workshops for students that would like to change into a Biology, Chemistry or Computer Science major. In addition, we process Chemistry Minor applications for students interested in adding a Chemistry minor. We also provide tutoring for many of our lower division and some upper division courses.

Duncan Hall (DH) 212

Accessible Education Center (AEC)

The AEC facilitates academic accommodations and retention services for students with disabilities. Students interested in registering with the AEC begin the process online by completing the application and uploading disability documentation. Documentation should be appropriate to both verify a disability and to support requests for accommodations. Students can register with AEC at any time during their time at SJSU. The AEC determines and prescribes accommodations, services, and/or auxiliary aids on a case-by-case basis. In following the interactive process, eligible students may qualify for the following accommodations, services, and/or auxiliary aids (non-exhaustive list): 

  • Testing Accommodations
  • Note Taking Services
  • Alternative Formats
  • Training for Assistive Technology
  • Access to AEC Computer Lab (Center for Accessible Technology)
  • Real-time Captioning
  • Interpreting Services (ASL)
  • Priority Registration

Accessible Education Center

ADM 110

Bursar’s Office


  • Collect payments owed to the university
  • Cash, check, credit card, money order transactions and international wire and international credit card payments through Flywire
  • Post alternative loans

Account Specialists/Accounting Technicians

  • Approve and disburse emergency loans
  • Conduct entrance and exit interviews for Perkins Loan, Kuhlman Loan and California Dream Loan
  • Provide financial counseling
  • Make payment arrangements for debts owed to the university
  • Process financial petitions requesting reversal of fees
  • Manage third-party agreements with agencies and departments paying student fees
  • Process stop payments on university-issued checks

Online Services - MySJSU

  • Students can pay online by ACH (Automated Clearing House), credit card, or 529 Plan. (There is a fee to pay by credit card.)
  • Sign-up for the installment payment plan.
  • Sign-up for Direct Deposit to receive electronic refunds.
  • Complete an Authorization for Release in order to add or modify a third-party designee to your account. 
  • Access the 1098-T tax form.
  • Visit for more information on the services listed above.

Student Accounts

  • Provide student account information

Tower Card

  • Provide SJSU identification cards for students
  • Administers the Gold Points program

Bursar’s Office

Student Services Center

Career Center

Preparing for the college-to-career transition starts the moment you arrive on campus. Engage with us to discover your career interests, find internships and jobs that help you develop in-demand skills and learn how to design a meaningful future career.

Career Readiness

  • Major and career exploration resources
  • Personalized career counseling and coaching from master-level career counselors with industry experience to guide you on your career journey
  • Strategies to build career experience through on- and off-campus roles.
  • Mentoring programs to help you build your professional network
  • Internship, job and graduate study preparation to help you meet your career goals

Career Opportunities

  • Access to SJSU Handshake, our job and internship database, offering thousands of new opportunities each month for SJSU students
  • Career fairs, networking events, and interviews with top employers to help you stand out from the crowd

Services are available to:

  • Currently enrolled SJSU students
  • New SJSU graduates (within 1 year of graduation)
  • Alumni who purchase a Career Center annual membership or a la carte services

Find the Career Center at:

Administration Building (ADM) 154/255 (accessible)

Case Management

The office of Case Management serves both the University and the individual student by working in a holistic manner with students who are experiencing higher levels of distress, life challenges, or barriers which could be interfering with their ability to be successful.  Besides our 1:1 non-clinical case management support, our office also operates the SJSU Cares, Spartan Food Pantry, and Behavioral Intervention Team programs. Learn more at

Supporting Basic Needs through SJSU Cares

SJSU Cares assists students who are facing an unforeseen economic crisis by providing direct support and referrals around basic needs including food, housing, emergency assistance and more. Students needing support can submit a Request for Assistance at

Spartan Food Pantry

The Spartan Food Pantry is a walk-in, full-service, staffed, food assistance program offering non-perishable goods, fresh produce, and refrigerated items to eligible students.  Review eligibility, donation guidelines, and volunteer opportunities at

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

The mission of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is to improve campus safety through a pro-active, thoughtful, and caring approach to situations that pose, or may reasonably pose, a threat to the safety and well-being of the SJSU community.  If you are concerned about a Spartan in Distress please complete a Concerning Behavior Referral form or learn more at at

Case Management Office
Clark 140

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Professionally trained multi-culturally sensitive staff provides confidential counseling services to enrolled SJSU students. Responding to the many pressures and demands facing students at different times, Counseling and Psychology Services (CAPS) offers confidential counseling; groups and workshops; crisis intervention services; resource referral and consultation; and outreach presentations. The private offices in CAPS support an atmosphere of safety and confidentiality between a counselor and a student.

Personal/Psychological Counseling

Counselors can work with you to improve your mood, decrease your anxiety, increase your skills in handling stress, improve your skills in relationships, and help you make better decisions. Our professional staff includes licensed psychologists, professional clinical counselors, social workers, marriage family therapists and advanced doctoral-level clinical trainees supervised by licensed professionals.

Crisis Intervention Services

CAPS provides 24 hour crisis intervention services.  To get connected to a crisis counselor for psychological emergencies, please call 408-924-5910 (option 4).  For urgent situations, please contact the University Police Department at 408-924-2222, or dial 911. Students may also utilize the following resources: 

  • Santa Clara County Crisis/Suicide Hotline: 855-278-4204
  • Crisis Text Line: text “HOME” or “HELLO” to 741741

Educational Counseling

CAPS Educational Programs provides students with life skills that promote academic success. Our programs assist students in navigating the University by informing them of SJSU resources and policies, and serving as a bridge to personal counseling to help students’ overall well-being.

Each semester, CAPS Life Skills Workshops and Student Peer Groups are offered to help students become more successful at SJSU.

Outreach Service

Our professional counselors offer a variety of presentations on topics of interest to campus organizations and student groups free of charge. Outreach services also include tabling, interviews, and supportive debriefs for the campus community. Requests for presentations or interviews should be made with two weeks advance notice.


Groups are a great way for students to connect with peers, learn new skills and strategies, and grow both emotionally and educationally! We offer numerous types of groups every semester that get students interacting and connecting to help each other.

Suicide Prevention Training

We provide learning opportunities to gain knowledge in assessment skills, awareness in suicide, and mental health crises and interventions (e.g. QPR, Mental Health First Aid, and ASIST). All trainings are free and open to all SJSU members.

Additional Mental Health Resources

Additional resources students can use include:

  • You@SJSU
  • TAO (Therapy Assisted Online)
  • ThrivingCampus

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Student Wellness Center, 3rd Floor, Room 300B

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

Applicants who are low-income, and who would be the first generation in their family to earn a baccalaureate degree, are encouraged to apply online through CSU Apply for consideration in the Educational Opportunity Program. For more information see

EOP (Educational Opportunity Program)

Clark Hall

Emergency Information

Dial 911 from any on-campus or pay phone (or 408-924-2222 from mobile phones) to report a crime in progress or any life-threatening police, fire or medical emergency.

Bluelight Phones

Bluelight emergency phones are located throughout the campus grounds and inside buildings, elevators and in parking lots and garages. Bluelight phones connect to University Police 24 hours a day and can be used to report emergencies or request an evening safety escort, shuttle ride or motorist assistance. Depending on the location, Bluelight phones are activated by either pressing a call button or picking up the phone receiver.

Non-Emergency and General Information

To report crimes not in progress, general concerns or request information, contact University Police at 408-924-2222 or visit UPD on the first floor of the University Police Building 24 hours a day.

Alert-SJSU Notifications and Major Emergency Information

Alert-SJSU is the campus emergency notification system that provides information about what to do and where to go during a natural disaster or life threatening emergency. To register or update alert settings (most students are already automatically registered), sign in to MySJSU, select Alert-SJSU and enter your contact phone numbers and e-mail addresses. For more information during a major emergency, call 408-924-SJSU and not University Police (unless you are reporting a crime in progress or a life threatening emergency).

Facilities Unique to SJSU

  • Africana Center functions both as a library resource center and a community center, with the goals of scholarship, leadership, and community responsibility about and for Africana people, a term that refers to all people of African descent. The Africana Center supports and sponsors programs and scholarship specific to Africana life, history and culture.
  • Art Foundry, located one mile south of campus, provides facilities for casting and fabricating large-scale sculptures in bronze, aluminum, iron and steel as well as work in stone and other materials.
  • Asian American Resource Center is a place to study, research, gather and connect to SJSU. Community members bridge the gap between SJSU and the rich history and contributions of Asian-Americans to this region.
  • Aviation Facility provides hands-on aviation operation and maintenance experience from its classroom, laboratory and hanger facility at Reid-Hillview Airport.
  • Biological Sciences Research Collections include entomology, herpetology, vertebrate and invertebrate museums and the Carl Sharsmith Herbarium.
  • The Bloomberg Lab at the Lucas College of Business houses fifteen Bloomberg Terminals providing hands-on experience with the industry standard investment research platform. Supports the investment course and finance course modules, as well as the student managed Spartan Investment Fund.
  • Chicano Resource Center provides a single locus for books, periodicals, reference tools, pamphlets and clippings relating to Mexican- American history, culture and community.
  • Electro-Acoustical Studios offer undergraduate music students access to digital synthesizers.
  • Engineering Laboratories are state-of-the-art, the result of a $41 million project supported by many of the nation’s leading high technology corporations.
  • The Hammer Theatre is a city-owned venue operated by the university. The Hammer offers dynamic, diversified performing arts, educational, and technology related programming.
  • Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies is the only research facility and document repository in North America dedicated solely to the study of the life and performance of the works of Ludwig van Beethoven.
  • Phyllis Forward Simpkins International House is a large residence, located close to campus, that is home to U.S. and international students attending SJSU.  The application to live at I-House can be found on the I-House website
  • Journalism Laboratories include the newsroom and advertising offices of the Spartan Daily, the studios of television’s Update News, and the production room of the student magazine, Access, that provide applied experience in specific media.
  • Moss Landing Marine Laboratories provides access to the geologically and biologically important Monterey Bay Canyon and to some of the world’s richest ocean and salt marsh research areas.
  • Science Education Resource Materials Center makes available to student teachers educational aids for science classes, including live fauna and geological models.
  • Speech and Hearing Center is an on-campus multilingual audiology and speech pathology community clinic.
  • Timpany Center is owned by Santa Clara County and operated by the Department of Kinesiology in collaboration with other schools/departments within the College of Health and Human Sciences to provide internships/research opportunities in health and physical activity for those with disability, older populations, and the obese.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office awards federal, state and local grants, loans and scholarships. Start by filing the federal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Eligible AB540 students (undocumented immigrant status) may qualify for state grant programs by completing the CA Dream Application. Both applications are available beginning on October 1 for the next academic year and the priority filing deadline is March 2. The priority deadline is March 2 of every year. You must apply every year to be considered for financial aid for the following academic year. By completing the process, we establish your financial need. Need is the difference between a typical student budget and what you and your family are expected to pay. Aid is awarded via:


Since grants generally do not have to be repaid, grants typically are awarded to undergraduate students with the greatest need. SJSU distributes the Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant; California Grants A, B; Middle Class Scholarship (MCS), the State Graduate Fellowship, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Graduate Professional Business, Ed.D Program - Educational Leadership Grant, Audiology Program Grant for the Doctor of Audiology Program, Spartan Completion Grant and the State University Grants.


Loans can be helpful, but they must be repaid. If you must borrow, limit the amount to what you really need. It may seem nice now, but you will be repaying the funds, with interest, after you leave school. SJSU awards the following loan type: Kuhlman Loan, a loan program funded from the estate of a generous alumna. Also, loans are awarded through the federal government for the Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and Federal Plus Loans (for parents of college students). In addition, graduate students are eligible to borrow through the Federal Graduate Plus Loan Program, CA Dream Loans are available to students who complete the CA Dream Application and meet eligibility criteria.


Apply online. The Scholarship Office has information to assist you with your scholarship search.

Work Study

Rather than take loans, the Federal Work-Study program allows students to work part-time while learning job skills. There are both on-campus and off-campus job listings for qualified students.

Fee Deferrals

Once you have submitted all requested documents, a fee deferral will be assigned to your record to hold your classes and delay the payment of registration fees while your financial aid process is completed. To prevent enrollment cancellation, it is your responsibility to submit all requested documents prior to the scheduled fee payment deadline. Be sure to monitor your account at MySJSU for file status changes and “To Do” items. Financial Aid fee deferrals are temporary and are issued once all requested financial aid documents are submitted.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Student Services Center

Financial Assistance

The following information concerning student financial assistance may be obtained from the Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Student Services Center, 408-283-7500:

  • A description of the federal, state, institutional, local, and private student financial assistance programs available to students who enroll at San José State University;
  • For each aid program, a description of procedures and forms by which students apply for assistance, student eligibility requirements, criteria for selecting recipients from the group of eligible applicants, and criteria for determining the amount of a student’s award;
  • A description of the rights and responsibilities of students receiving financial assistance, including federal Title IV student assistance programs, and criteria for continued student eligibility under each program;
  • The satisfactory academic progress standards that students must maintain for the purpose of receiving financial assistance and criteria by which a student who has failed to maintain satisfactory progress may reestablish eligibility for financial assistance;
  • The method by which financial assistance disbursements will be made to students and the frequency of those disbursements;
  • The terms of any loan received as part of the student’s financial aid package, a sample loan repayment schedule, and the necessity for repaying loans;
  • The general conditions and terms applicable to any employment provided as part of the student’s financial aid package;
  • The responsibility of San José State University for providing and collecting exit counseling information for all student borrowers under the federal student loan programs; and
  • The terms and conditions for deferral of loan payments for qualifying service under the Peace Corps Act, the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, or comparable volunteer community service.


The university recognizes outstanding academic achievement of its students through a variety of different honors.

Honors in the Major

Students who have completed an approved honors in the major receive “honors at graduation” as distinct from “university honors at graduation.” The following departments offer honors in the major programs:

President and Dean Scholars

Each spring the Honors Convocation recognizes and encourages superior undergraduate academic achievement of Presidents’ and Deans’ Scholars. There are two levels of Honors Scholars:

  • President’s Scholars: Any undergraduate student who has earned a 4.0 grade point average at San José State University during Fall or Spring terms.
  • Deans’ Scholars: Any undergraduate student who has earned a 3.65 or higher grade point average at San José State University during Fall or Spring terms.

The minimal load allowed for the award of academic honors is the student’s full program of graded courses or 12 units, CR (Credit) grades are not counted toward the calculation of the grade point average nor toward the 12 unit minimum. Only SJSU courses for which grades are posted, including the clearance of incompletes made during that time period, shall be used.

Recognition of these Honors Scholars through the Honors Convocation was inaugurated at the university in 1962 by the three honor societies - Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi and the Phi Beta Kappa Faculty Club. It is currently under the sponsorship of the University Honors and Honors Programs Committee.

Certain grades are not counted for honors: credit by examination, “overseas” grades, extension courses, “credit” grades and incompletes. Designation as a President’s or Dean’s Scholar does not apply to second baccalaureate, credential or graduate students.

Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards

Announced each year at Commencement by the University President, the Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards recognize exceptional scholarship and service to the university and community based on the following criteria:

  • An overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.75;
  • Significant demonstrated SJSU leadership area(s) of university life and/or;
  • Significant contributions to the welfare of the university and/or the community, and/or;
  • Evidence of a high level of intellectual, artistic, or academic accomplishment, and/or personal contribution as an undergraduate student;
  • At least one professional nomination letter submitted by a SJSU faculty or staff member.

To be considered for this honor, visit the Student Affairs website at and follow the programs link for Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards or contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 408-924-5900.

University Honors at Graduation

Criteria used to determine honors at graduation are those in effect as of the date of graduation. Honors at graduation are only bestowed upon undergraduates (as described in University Policy, S17-13).

  • Summa Cum Laude is awarded to those undergraduate students achieving a cumulative grade point average in all university and college work and a cumulative grade point average in all work undertaken at SJSU of not less than 3.85.
  • Magna Cum Laude is awarded to those undergraduate students achieving a cumulative grade point average in all university and college work and a cumulative grade point average in all work undertaken at SJSU of not less than 3.70.
  • Cum Laude is awarded to those undergraduate students achieving a cumulative grade point average in all university and college work and a cumulative grade point average in all work undertaken at SJSU of not less than 3.50.


SJSU’s residence halls and apartments provide you with a great opportunity to transition into university life. Living on campus is a great way to connect with the academic, social, and cultural aspects of our campus. Immerse yourself in study groups, clubs, athletic events and social activities for the total on-campus living experience!

Visit the University Housing website for more information and to fill out an online application.

Housing License Agreement

University Housing Services strives to create a residential community that supports and enhances academic success, fosters the learning and development of our students, and promotes student involvement and civic engagement. As a department, our practices promote efficiency, operational effectiveness and fiscal responsibility.

Freshman On-Campus Housing Requirements

For more information related to campus housing policies and requirements, refer to the Housing website

University Housing Services


Institutional Assistance

  • Information concerning the cost of attending San José State University is available from the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, and includes tuition and fees; the estimated costs of books and supplies; estimates of typical student room, board, and transportation costs; and, if requested, additional costs for specific programs.
  • Information concerning the refund policies of San José State University for the return of unearned tuition and fees or other refundable portions of institutional charges is available from the Bursar’s Office.
  • Information concerning policies regarding Federal Title IV student assistance funding and return of those funds as required by regulation is available from the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.
  • Information regarding facilities and services available to students with disabilities may be obtained from the Director of the Accessible Education Center.
  • Information concerning San José State University policies, procedures, and facilities for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus may be obtained from the University Police Department.
  • Information concerning San José State University Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Clery Director, Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance.
  • Information concerning the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation programs may be obtained from the Executive Director of Student Health Center. The current Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP), maintained by the DFSCA/Part 86 Compliance Official, is available for viewing on the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act website.

  • Information regarding student retention and graduation rates at San José State University and, if available, the number and percentage of students completing the program in which the student is enrolled or has expressed interest may be obtained from the College of Graduate Studies  or Undergraduate Education .

  • Information concerning athletic opportunities available to male and female students and the financial resources and personnel that San José State University dedicates to its men’s and women’s teams may be obtained from the Athletics Director of Compliance.
  • Information concerning teacher preparation programs at San José State University, including the pass rate on teacher certification examinations, may be obtained from Credential Services.
  • Information concerning grievance procedures for students who feel aggrieved in their relationships with the university, its policies, practices and procedures, or its faculty and staff may be obtained from the Student Ombudsperson.
  • The federal Military Selective Service Act (the “Act”) requires most males residing in the United States to present themselves for registration with the Selective Service System within thirty days of their eighteenth birthday. Most males between the ages of 18 and 25 must be registered. Males born after December 31, 1959, may be required to submit a statement of compliance with the Act and regulations in order to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance under specified provisions of existing federal law. In California, students subject to the Act who fail to register are also ineligible to receive any need-based student grants funded by the state or a public postsecondary institution.

    Selective Service registration forms are available at any U.S. Post Office, and many high schools have a staff member or teacher appointed as a Selective Service Registrar. Applicants for financial aid can also request that information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be used to register them with the Selective Service. For more information on the Selective Service System and to initiate the registration process, visit the official Selective Service Systems website.

International House

The SJSU International House is home to 72 U.S. and international students attending SJSU. Residents come from approximately 30 countries including the U.S. and enjoy outstanding facilities including fully-equipped computer room, wireless internet access throughout the building, study room, grand and upright pianos, spacious living and dining rooms, sports equipment and games. I-House staff promotes cross-cultural learning and communication, encouraging active participation in a wide variety of programs and activities.

I-House meets the on-campus living requirement for freshmen.

Visit the I-House website for more information and an application.

SJSU International House

360 South 11th Street
San José, CA 95112-2217


The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, an innovative collaboration that integrates the collections, services and staffs of two major institutions: The SJSU University Library and the San José Public Library is a unique learning and community center where the entire Silicon Valley Community–students, faculty, and residents–can learn for life. The combined collections include more than 1.5 million items and the building houses 33 delightful public art installations.

King Library

408-808-2000 is the primary website for important transactions between students and the campus.

  • Applicants can access information sent to them by the admissions offices (Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach and GAPE) by logging in to check application status and view messages.
  • Admitted and enrolled students can view their enrollment appointment start date and time for registration.
  • Admitted and enrolled students can register for classes.
  • Admitted and enrolled students can search for open sections of classes.
  • Admitted and enrolled students can print their own class schedule.
  • Admitted and enrolled students pay fees online.
  • Undergraduates can view their degree progress using MyProgress.
  • Continuing and former students can print grades from Spring 1991 to the present.

ID - SJSU ID Number

An SJSU ID number is assigned to all students. To protect your privacy, the SJSU ID number replaces the use of Social Security Number for most SJSU transactions. This number cannot be changed. New students receive this information via admission office communications. See SJSU ID, also Tower Card.

SJSU ID Password

Access on the web using your SJSU ID number and password. MySJSU uses your SJSUOne login information. If you have not yet set your password, you can navigate to to MySJSU and click the Set/Reset Password button to create a password

Having trouble logging in? If you cannot reset your password using the Set/Reset Password button, please contact for assistance. Include your full name, SJSU ID if known (also known as your Tower ID), date of birth, and mailing address.

IT Help Desk

The IT Help Desk provides assistance with campus software and network issues, including MySJSU, Canvas, Wi-Fi, SJSU Email, and many other applications. If you need technical assistance, start here.

Operating hours for phone and chat support available on IT Service Desk website

MyProgress Report

The MyProgress Report, linked at your MySJSU account, allows matriculated students, advisors, and evaluators to determine what requirements a student has satisfied and what requirements are still needed. The MyProgress report matches academic requirements (university and major) against a student’s individual academic record.

The report is a valuable tool in tracking your degree requirements, as well as an advising tool to assist you and your advisor in monitoring your academic progress. You should consult with your major advisor on a regular basis.

Official verification of completion of your degree requirements will be processed by the Graduation Evaluators.

Open University

San José State University’s Open University program permits enrollment by non-matriculated students in specified regular curriculum classes on a space available basis. Formal admission to the university is not required.

For further information concerning Open University, contact the College of Professional and Global Education.

Organized Research and Training Units

Centers, Institutes, and Collaboratives

Research units involve industry/university partnerships to enhance technology transfer, encourage development of new products and improve education.

  • Accounting Advancement Center Links SJSU students and accounting professional firms; facilitates student networking and professional opportunities; sponsors student seminars on current accounting issues; and rewards excellence among students and faculty members through scholarships and grants.
  • Bay Area Retail Leadership Center Consists of a multilateral partnership between SJSU students, retail industry partners, and SJSU faculty, administration, and staff.  A program of Center-sponsored events brings constituents together in an effort to provide co-curricular, experiential learning opportunities designed to build students’ leadership skills as well as their awareness and knowledge about retailing as a career destination.
  • Biotechnology Education and Research Institute Directs the development of biotechnology through inter-departmental cooperation and serves as a clearinghouse; promotes cooperation between industry, government, and the university in biotechnology research and development. Contact the College of Science for more information.
  • Center for Applied Mathematics, Computation, and Statistics Provides an innovative educational program to develop training through practical experience.
  • Center for Applied Research on Human Services Housed in the College of Health and Human Sciences, the Center provides support and services to SJSU faculty interested in applied human services research, including a Grants Academy, writing groups, statistical consultation, and methodological workshops.
  • Center for Asian Studies Provides information and counsel about studies in Asia.
  • Center for Banking and Financial Services The mission of the Center is to provide an important complementary component to students’ curricular education in the area of financial intermediation. One of its major goals is to create a link between SJSU students and the banking and financial services sector. By promoting professional development events, the Center provides students with opportunities to interact with professionals. Another major goal is to provide value to the college and university by enhancing the students’ knowledge of financial topics. In fact, the Center sponsors presentations and lectures focusing on topics related to financial intermediation. Finally, the Center rewards excellence among students and faculty members by providing financial support through scholarships and research grants.
  • Center for Comparative Philosophy Aims at promoting and enhancing the research and scholarship in comparative philosophy, the concerns of which cut across different disciplines as well as different areas of philosophy, for the sake of contributing to the academic mission of SJSU and the international scholarship of comparative philosophy.
  • Center for Human Language Technology Supports the study of computational linguistics, acts as a resource for Silicon Valley technology industries, and explores applications of human language technology in industry, education, and society at large.
  • Center for International Sport and Kinesiology Promotes and facilitates cross-national and cross-cultural interaction of individuals and their ideas in the context of sport and human performance.
  • Center for Literary Arts of San José Provides programs featuring major contemporary writers, poets, and scholars.
  • Center for Organizational Resilience Re•sil•ience (noun /rəˈzilyəns/) - “the ability to withstand and recover from deliberate attacks, accidents, or naturally occurring threats or incidents” (US Presidential Policy Directive 21, 2013). In a world of accelerating change, resilience is recognized as ever more crucial to survival, not just for individuals but for organizations as well. The mission of the Center for Organizational Resilience (COR) at San Jose State University is to serve as Silicon Valley’s Center of Excellence for theory and practice in the emerging field of Resilience Management. COR supports a network of subject matter experts coalescing to provide resilience thought leadership and research and to disseminate leading practices to academia and the public and private sectors through training, seminars and a variety of digital channels.
  • Center for Service Systems Engineering and Innovation The Center for Service Systems Engineering and Innovation (CSSEI) focuses on the development and application of the principles of service science and management to complex service systems. CSSEI’s focus is on investigations related to creating and/or applying technological innovations and human-centered systems engineering processes to improve the customer’s Access to services and the customer’s Service Experience. CSSEI forms collaborations of faculty, students, and industry partners to improve the performance of any healthcare and regional transportation service system or organization.
  • Center for Smart Technology, Computing, and Complex Systems The Center for STCCS is focused on delivering state-of-the-art engineering solutions to industrial partners and funding agencies, and provides high-quality technical consulting services and technology training to young researchers and local professionals. Experienced academic faculty, students, and research staff at the Center carry out highly focused R&D projects addressing current and future challenges and needs in businesses, social communities, and government agencies.
  • Center for the Development of Recycling A national clearinghouse for recycling information and for applied waste management research aimed to increase the scope and availability of recycling information and to increase the effectiveness of recycling as a solid waste management strategy.
  • Center on Ethics Facilitates the planning and coordination of research-related activities concerned with issues of professional and business ethics.
  • Early Childhood Institute Recognizing the potential each and every child brings into the world, the Early Childhood Institute (ECI) at SJSU promotes equitable, high-quality, inclusive early learning experiences by 1) expanding and enhancing the training of early childhood professionals; 2) collaborating with campus and community partners to advance applied research; and 3) engaging in advocacy efforts that benefit educators, young children, and families.
  • Global Leadership Advancement Center Housed in SJSU’s Lucas College and Graduate School of Business, its mission is advancing, fostering, and disseminating cutting-edge knowledge on global leadership and its development via diverse programs for scholars, students, and the community. GLAC has two innovative student programs unique to San Jose State: the GLLab, which is an assessment center for global competencies, and the Global Leadership Passport Program, a co-curricular program in which students earn stamps for activities that prepare them for global work. GLAC’s Social Innovation Initiative leverages the symbiotic relationship among San José State University, social entrepreneurs, the City of San José, foundations, and other innovation organizations to encourage and train people to apply technology and innovation for the good of the local community.
  • Human Rights Institute A research and policy institute in the heart of Silicon Valley. To ensure its lasting success and for those looking to invest in effective policy solutions and distinguish SJSU as a new center for human rights scholarship-anonymously or to leave a deliberate legacy-there are plenty of opportunities to give.
  • Institute for Emancipatory Education facilitates community-engaged research and advances emancipatory pedagogies that support the redesign of learning from preschool through post-secondary.
  • Institute for Metropolitan Studies Facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise regarding urban problems and critical matters related to metropolitan development.
  • Institute for Modern Optics Facilitates communication, collaboration, and coordination in the area of lasers and optics and promotes research projects in non-linear effects at surfaces, laser beam characteristics, two-wave laser mixing, holography, light emission from thin film tunnels, and laser spectroscopy; contact the Physics Department for more information.
  • Institute for Nursing Research and Practice Promotes the climate of inquiry within the School of Nursing by coordinating and promoting research projects and interests of nursing faculty in order to develop innovative models for nursing research, practice, and education.
  • Institute for People and Performance The Institute for People and Performance (IPP), housed in San Jose State University’s Lucas College and Graduate School of Business aspires to be a center of excellence aimed at advancing knowledge of human capital management, through a combination of training, research, and engagement with industry and professional organizations.
  • Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change Encourages, creates and facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration to illuminate the substance, dynamics, and significance of the institution of sport as a social sphere within which issues of power and ideology are created, reaffirmed and challenged. It is dedicated to research, analysis and education focused on the intersection of sport and social justice with activities guided by the theoretical, methodological and applied research perspectives and traditions of the sociology of sport.
  • Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies The only research facility and document repository in North America dedicated solely to the study of the life of and performance of the works of Ludwig van Beethoven.
  • Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies Houses one of the most extensive collections of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s manuscripts, letters, photographs, and artifacts, fostering research concerning the life and work of the author.
  • Materials Characterization and Metrology Center Provides materials imaging and chemical analysis capabilities for applications in various fields of science and engineering. Instruments are located in various buildings across campus.
  • Mineta Transportation Institute Focuses on international surface transportation policy issues as related to three primary responsibilities: research, education, and technology transfer. MTI receives policy oversight from an internationally respected board of trustees who represent all of the major transportation modes.
  • Research Institute for Foster Youth Initiatives Explores ways to eliminate barriers that current and former foster youth face in obtaining a suitable education. Research initiated through this institute will examine how to identify those factors that limit education for this special population and identify strategies to mitigate those limitations. Contact the College of Health and Human Sciences for more information.
  • Silicon Valley Big Data and Cybersecurity Center Directs the development of cybersecurity and big data research projects through multidisciplinary cooperation.  Serves as a clearinghouse and promotes cooperation between industry, government, and SJSU in research & development, policy analysis & development, and workforce training.
  • Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship Promotes effective entrepreneurship through knowledge creation, knowledge dissemination, collaborative partnerships and outreach activities.
  • Silicon Valley Center for Operations and Technology Management A knowledge portal for sharing academic and industrial information related to operations, supply chain, and technology management among students, faculty members, and industry partners. It is also the point of training for supplying and supporting the professional needs of the industry. The Center serves as a future knowledge hub through research on state-of-the-art topics relevant to the Center’s themes.
  • Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History Promotes a better understanding of California’s state and local history, with an emphasis on the history of Santa Clara Valley, through graduate scholarships and collections of historical source materials.

For more detailed information, visit Organized Research and Training Units.

Parking Permits

Parking Online Services

Parking Services at San José State University uses virtual permits and License Plate Recognition (LPR) on campus.

Virtual permits allow you to park in your designated area without being required to display a physical permit. The license plate registered when purchasing your parking session will become your virtual parking permit. As each vehicle’s license plate is used as your parking permit, license plates must be registered precisely to avoid being issued a citation. Errors in license plate registration are the responsibility of the registrant and will cause the issuance of a violation. License plates of vehicles must be accessible to read from the end of the parking space. You can register up to three vehicles on your permit. Only one vehicle is allowed on campus at a time. Paid parking session is required at all times when parking on campus. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. License Plate Recognition (LPR) verifies parking session in all garages and lots. SJSU LPR Usage and Privacy Policy is available online.

Benefits of Virtual Permits

  • Eliminates the requirement to display physical permits and the need to move permits from vehicle-to vehicle
  • Eliminates the need to come to the Office to pick up physical permits. No More Lines!!!
  • Easy to upgrade or downgrade semester or academic virtual parking permit
  • Lost or stolen permits and the associated replacement fees, police reports, and processing times will be eliminated
  • Your permit is active as soon as the permit effective date
  • No more forgetting your permit or worrying about a permit being displayed improperly

No parking permit will be sold at the Bursar’s Office. Student parking virtual permits are available for sale through Parking Online Services. For more information, please visit Parking Services, e-mail, or call 408-924-6556.

Student virtual permits purchased online with a credit card are active as soon as the permit effective date. For other forms of payment, please contact Parking Services.


Please note that parking permits do not guarantee on-campus parking availability during peak periods (typically Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm). During peak periods, commuters are encouraged to use Transportation Alternatives (see next section) or the Park & Ride Lot located at 1281 S. 7th St.

Parking Services

University Police Building

Peer Connections

Peer Connections offers a range of programs to support students in their personal and academic growth including, but not limited to the development of critical thinking skills, independent learning strategies and effective study habits. All services are available free of charge to students enrolled in SJSU courses. Peer Connections’ offerings consist of:

  • Tutoring in over 150 different courses including writing, math, business, and science classes. 
  • Mentoring to guide students in their personal adjustment to college, helping students connect with other students and get the resources needed to thrive.
  • Organized study groups with Supplemental Instruction Leaders for the most challenging classes.
  • Support in certain classes to offer smaller group discussions and interactive collaborative learning. 
  • Appointments and drop-in services both in-person and online

Peer Connections

Student Services Center, 600

Pre-Professional Study

Several sources of information and assistance are available for students who plan to enter the professions of art administration, dentistry, medicine, law, pharmacy, optometry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, social work and theology. General information, including names and locations of faculty members who have been designated as “pre-professional” advisors, may be obtained from the appropriate academic department office. Interested students should also contact the university of their choice for information regarding the professional prerequisites for that institution. Consultants are available at the Career Center to discuss possible career paths. Application forms for admissions tests to law school, medical school and dental school are available in the Testing Office.

Student associations in pre-law, pre-medicine and pre-dentistry conduct active programs which include information about admission to professional schools, test preparation and seminars/workshops in the profession.

Pre-Law Programs

Students planning to attend law school and pursue careers in law should be aware that no major has a special advantage in preparing them to compete on the Law School Admission Test or for admission into even the most prestigious law schools. The American Bar Association emphasizes this point in its publication Law as a Career: “An undergraduate should be aware that there is no particular course of study that is required or preferred by law schools. Accordingly, students from a wide variety of majors (e.g., philosophy, physics, political science, engineering, and business) are admitted to law schools each year. There is no true pre-law curriculum. Generally, a broad-based education that is rigorous and that stresses analytical and verbal communication skills will be useful.” Students with undergraduate degrees in the humanities and the arts as well as the social, health, and natural sciences are consistently successful in achieving competitive scores on the LSAT and in obtaining admission to law schools of distinction.

However, students should keep in mind that successful pursuit of a career in law depends on skills acquired only through particular kinds of courses. The Law School Admission Council’s Official Guide to U.S. Law Schools explains: “While no single curricular path is the ideal preparation for law school, you should choose courses that sharpen analytical reasoning and writing skills. Law schools prefer students who can think, read, and write well, and who have some understanding of what shapes human experience.”

Students considering careers in law should consult regularly with a pre-law faculty advisor. The number and kind of courses that prepare students for law can be offered by a variety of departments. It is therefore important that students consult with a faculty member familiar with the curricular choices that best align student aspirations with law school expectations. A faculty advisor can also provide valuable information concerning law school and law careers that will not be acquired through any set of courses. The following departments offer pre-law advising: Justice Studies, Philosophy, Political Science. A further resource for students considering a career in law is the Law School Advisor provided by Student Services.

Pre-Medical Programs

Medical schools do not require any specific major. While many applicants major in biology or biochemistry, the admission rate is quite good for non-science majors, in particular for psychology, because these graduates will have shown strength in two academic areas. At a minimum, during their college years,applicants must complete two years of major chemistry with lab, physics with lab, math through calculus, one year of English composition, and one year, preferably two, of biology with lab. Students interested in any medical field should get as much hands-on experience as possible volunteering or working in medical settings so that they fully understand how physicians and other health professionals spend their time. There are pre-medical advisors in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Psychology; consult them early and often.

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for registration, grades, verification of enrollment and degree, official transcripts, residency determinations, reinstatement, undergraduate graduation (which includes diplomas), visitor/concurrent enrollment, Step-to-College, cross-enrollment,document imaging, and FERPA Compliance.Contact Information:

Email: General Inquiries: | DocuSign Forms Submission:

Phone: 408-283-7500 (Phone Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Live Chat hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closed weekends and holidays

Fax: 408-924-2077
Location: Student Services Center (SSC), Window “R” (First floor of North Garage, enter on 9th Street)

Mailing Address:

Office of the Registrar
San José State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0009

Research and Innovation, Division

Students have opportunities in many majors to work with faculty on research, scholarship and creativity activity projects. Those who do can present their work in the spring semester in the SJSU Student Research Competition. Finalists of the SJSU competition are eligible for the CSU Student Research Competition.

Division of Research and Innovation

Clark Hall 500

Service Learning

In March 2000, the California State University Board of Trustees passed a landmark resolution in response to a request from the governor for a community service requirement for all students in California’s public institutions of higher education. The CSU Board of Trustees’ resolution called for the chancellor and each CSU president to “ensure that all students have opportunities to participate in community service, service learning (deemed academically appropriate by faculty), or both.”

To learn more about general education service learning classes, courses in your major, or other service-based leadership opportunities for students, contact the Center for Community Learning and Leadership.

Center for Community Learning and Leadership

Clark Hall 203

Student Government

Associated Students, SJSU, was founded in 1897 to provide representation and services to students at San José Teachers College. Since then, the organization has evolved from a student club to a fully operational student government entity. Also, as an auxiliary to the University, we provide services that allow students to enhance their college experience.

Originally, voluntary fees were first collected in 1910 to provide services and activities. By 1957, all students were paying a portion of their registration fees to support their student government organization.

Associated Students was incorporated in 1980 and the Student Council also became the Corporation’s Board of Directors.

Review our website for more information and policies related to services provided.

Student Wellness Center

The Student Wellness Center (SWC) is the central location for students to resolve acute health concerns and build strategies to maintain overall wellness.  The SWC contains Counseling and Psychological Services, the Student Health Center, Wellness and Health Promotion, a pharmacy, a lactation room, and a variety of other wellness services.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Please see details in the previous section on Counseling and Psychological Services.

Student Wellness Center, 3rd Floor, Room 300B

Student Wellness Center

The Student Health Center provides quality, convenient, affordable medical care to registered SJSU students. Primary care is covered by your registration fees. Additional services, such as  select laboratory tests, immunizations, procedures, pharmacy, and specialty visits, are provided at a nominal fee. Contact the Student Health Center for fee information.

Student Wellness Center

Wellness and Health Promotion

Wellness and Health Promotion, offers workshops, coordinates outreach events, and hosts activities in the Wellness Lounge, where students can access services and learn strategies to support their well-being.

Student Wellness Center 101

Student Organizations

With over 400 student organizations at SJSU, getting involved is the best way to connect with campus life! For more information on department programs and services, please visit our Recognized Student Organizations website.

Student Involvement Policies and Procedures: Student Organization Handbook and Policies.

Study Abroad and Away Programs

Study Abroad and Away contributes to the internationalization of San José State University by providing students the opportunity to study abroad on long-term programs (Exchange Programs, CSU International Programs, and International Student Exchange Programs) and short-term programs (Faculty-Led Programs and Summer School Abroad Programs) for academic credit, offering Alternative Break Programs for cultural immersion, and designing other globally focused opportunities. Through these channels, we seek to cultivate a diverse global community through international and domestic academic opportunities and partnerships.

For applications or more information about any of the programs described here, contact:

SJSU Study Abroad and Away Office
Student Union

SJSU Exchange Programs

Study at a partner university abroad for a semester or a year with an SJSU exchange! Choose from programs in over 20 countries, receive SJSU credit for every class you take, and study with students from all over the world. There are programs for every major, and all financial aid applies. There are even scholarships just for study abroad students!


Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales (Buenas Aires)


Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane)
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne)


FH Campus Wien (Vienna)

MCI Management Center (Innsbruck)

China (Hong Kong)

City University Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong)


JAMK University of Applied Sciences (Jyvaskyla)


Institute of Political Science (Lille)
L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle (Paris)
Toulouse Business School (Toulouse)
Universities of Strasbourg Business School (Strasbourg)


Hochschule fur Gestaltung Schwabisch Gmund (Schwabisch Gmund)
Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (Ingolstadt)
RWTH Aachen University (Aachen)


Alliance Business School (Bangalore)


University College Dublin (Dublin)


Kagoshima University (Kagoshima)
Kwansei Gakuin University (Osaka)
Kyushu University (Fukuoka)
Okayama University (Okayama)
Sophia University (Tokyo)
Yokohama National University (Yokohama)


Kaunas University of Technology (Kaunas)


Rotterdam Business School (Rotterdam)


University of Oslo (Oslo)


University of Porto (Porto)


University of Burgos (Burgos)
Toulouse Business School (Barcelona)

South Korea

Gyeongsang National Univeristy (Jinju)
Kyungpook National University (Daegu)


University West (Trollhattan)


Zurich University of Applied Sciences (Winterthur)


Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok)

United Kingdom

Edinburgh Napier University (Edinburgh)
Liverpool John Moore’s University (Liverpool)
Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham)
Portsmouth Business School (Portsmouth)
University of Birmingham (Birmingham)
University of Roehampton (London)
University of Strathclyde (Glasgow)


RMIT University Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)

CSU International Programs

Developing intercultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of the California State University (CSU). Since its inception in 1963, the CSU International Programs (CSU IP) has contributed to this effort by providing qualified students an affordable opportunity to continue their studies abroad for a full academic year in all programs and a semester option in some countries and programs.

More than 20,000 CSU students have taken advantage of this unique study option. Also, through the CSU IP exchange partnerships, more than 5000 international students have come to study at the CSU campuses.

International Programs participants earn resident academic credit at their CSU campuses while they pursue full-time study at a host university or study center abroad. CSU IP serves the needs of students in more than 100 designated academic majors. Affiliated with nearly 60 recognized universities and institutions of higher education in 18 countries, CSU IP also offers a wide selection of study abroad destinations and learning environments.


Griffith University (Brisbane)
Macquarie University (Sydney)
Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane)
University of Queensland (Brisbane)
Western Sydney University (Sydney)


Concordia University (Montréal)


Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago)


Peking University (Beijing)


Danish Institute for Study Abroad (Copenhagen)


Institut Catholique de Paris (Paris)
Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris (Paris)
Université d’Aix-Marseille (Aix-en-Provence)
Université de Cergy-Pontoise (Cergy)
Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (Champs-sur-Marne)
Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne (Évry-Courcouronnes)
Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (Versailles)


Trossingen University of Music (Trossingen)
Universities of Baden-Wurttemberg


University of Ghana (Accra)


University of Haifa (Haifa)


CSU Florence Study Center (Florence)
Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze


Waseda University (Tokyo)
University of Tsukuba (Tsukuba)


Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Querétaro)

South Africa

Nelson Mandela University (Port Elizabeth)

South Korea

Yonsei University (Seoul)


Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Madrid)
Universidad de Granada (Granada)
Universidad de Jaén (Jaén)


Uppsala University (Uppsala)


National Taiwan University (Taipei)

United Kingdom 

University of Bradford (Bradford)
University of Bristol (Bristol)
University of Hull (Hull)
Kingston University (Kingston)
Swansea University (Swansea)
University of Birmingham (Birmingham)

Students participating in CSU IP pay CSU tuition and program fees, and are responsible for airfare, accommodations, meals and other personal expenses. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, is available to qualified students and limited scholarship opportunities are also available. All programs require students to maintain good academic and disciplinary standing, many programs are open to sophomores or graduate students. California Community College transfer students are eligible to apply (to select programs) directly from their community colleges. Students must possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program, and must fulfill all coursework prerequisites. Additional program information and application instructions can be found on the International Programs Website.

International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)

SJSU is a member of ISEP, a non-profit organization that offers study abroad options at over 200 universities in 51 countries. Study with ISEP for an academic year, a semester, or a summer! Immerse yourself in classes at local universities and receive SJSU credits for each course. If you are interested in studying abroad in a place that is off the beaten path, ISEP has the program for you!

SJSU Faculty-Led Programs (FLP) & Summer School Abroad (SSA)

SJSU Faculty-Led Programs and Summer School Abroad programs are 1-8 week study abroad programs that take place domestically and abroad during the summer or winter sessions. FLPs are led by an SJSU faculty member and SSA programs offer direct placement into a partner university’s summer school abroad for a short-term program. Both experiences provide students the opportunity to earn SJSU credit while participating in a global experience.

SJSU Alternative Break Programs

Alternative Break Programs provide San José State University students the opportunity to experience other cultures through community visits, service learning projects, group activities, and discussions. These non-credit bearing programs allow you to explore another region of the U.S. or an international destination with a group of your classmates and an SJSU leader during spring break or summer!

Request further information from Susie Morris, Director of Study Abroad and Away, College of Professional and Global Education, contact:

Short-Term Study Abroad Programs 408-924-6128

Summer Session

Summer Session allows both matriculated and non-matriculated (i.e. Open University) students to enroll in summer classes at San José State University. Credit earned may be applied to residence unit requirements for previously matriculated students.

For further information concerning Summer Session, contact the College of Professional and Global Education.

Student Union West

Testing Office

Information on TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skill), WST (Writing Skills Test); graduate examinations (GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.), including registration materials.

Services include but are not limited to make-up tests; proctored examinations; as well as Waiver Exams (American Institutions, U.S. History).

Testing Office

IS 228

Tower Card

  • The Tower ID Card with the student’s photo is issued to students who pay the campus fees. Paper IDs are available to students who request them for other programs, i.e., Open University and Special Session.
  • To obtain an SJSU Tower Card, students must present a valid driver’s license, state ID (issued by the DMV), passport, or other government-issued ID at the Tower Card Window located in the Student Services Center.
  • You may also upload your photo online at
  • Newly admitted students receive their Tower Cards after registering for classes.
  • You are required to use this card as student identification to obtain services at the Event Center, Health Center, Student Services Center (including Admissions, Bursar’s, Registrar Services), Career Center, MLK Library, Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority (buses and light rail) as well as to obtain parking permits and other frequently used student services.
  • Replacement ID cards are $5.
  • Visit for more information.

Bursar’s Office

Student Services Center
Live Chat available online at specified hours.

Transfer Advising

Prospective Students

Student Outreach and Recruitment
Student Services Center

Admitted and Continuing Students - GE, graduation requirements and university policy (See the college specific student success center for your specific major.)

Undergraduate Advising and Success Center (UASC)
Administration 150

Transportation Alternatives

Don’t spend your semester stuck in traffic. Visit Transportation Solutions to explore ways to make your commute more enjoyable and environmentally-friendly. Transportation Solutions provides expert advice on how to use alternative commute options such as carpooling, public transit, and bicycling to get to campus.

Associated Students Transportation Solutions

TS Center is located in Student Union East Wing
(9th Street Plaza)
1 Washington Square,
SU 1800, San Jose,
CA 95192-0129
408-924-RIDE (7433)

Undergraduate Admission Counseling

  • No appointments are needed. Students are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • All applicants: use access information sent to you by the Undergraduate Admissions office.
  • Apply online at for undergraduate and graduate admission.
  • Receive information on admission requirements and information on majors offered at SJSU.
  • Get help with questions about the undergraduate admission process or about your admission status.
  • For campus tours, by appointment only, please go to SOAR or call the Welcome Center at 408-924-2786.
  • Pick up campus directions and self-guided tour map.

Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR)

Veterans Resource Center

Military and Veteran Student Services

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is designed as a one-stop resource that plays a primary role in serving the university’s growing community of veterans and military students. The one-stop VRC is dedicated to assisting eligible student Veterans, Reservists, National Guard, Active Duty, and dependents with state/federal education benefits and certification, campus resources, and intentional student programs that aid in the transition from military to education to career.

Student Union Building, first floor, room 1500

Winter Session

Both matriculated and non-matriculated students may enroll in this session. Credit earned may be applied to residence unit requirements for previously matriculated students.

For further information concerning Winter Session, contact the College of Professional and Global Education. 

Student Union West

Writing Center

The San José State University Writing Center offers a variety of resources to help students become better writers, and all our services are free for SJSU students. Our mission is to enhance the writing skills of SJSU students so they can communicate clearly in any setting (informal, academic, or professional). All our writing tutors have gone through a rigorous hiring process, and they are well trained to assist all students at all levels within all disciplines to become better writers. We accomplish this goal through offering the following services:

  • tutoring appointments;
  • drop-in tutoring sessions;
  • online tutoring;
  • one-hour workshops on various writing topics;
  • numerous online resources, including videos, handouts, and a blog;
  • special programming, such as writing retreats and conversation groups.

Contact Information:


Clark Hall, Suite 126
Second Floor, MLK Library (scheduled tutoring appointments)
Online Tutoring (scheduled appointments conducted via Zoom)