Sep 22, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Registration


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Make sure you have access to One.SJSU.edu

Make sure your browser (Chrome, Explorer, Firefox or Safari) will be able to access MySJSU.

For your convenience, computer access locations are available at these campus locations:

  • Clark Hall
  • King Library
  • Associated Students Computer Lab, Student Union
  • Lobby, Student Services Center
  • Peer Connections, Student Services Center
  • Campus wireless hotspots

SJSU ID

  • Use your SJSUOne login information to sign into MySJSU. Your SJSU ID, also known as your Tower ID, is the number found on the front of your Tower Card.
  • Your ID can not be changed.
  • New students receive this information from Admissions Office communications.

Password

  • You can set your password for the first time or reset it if you have forgotten it by navigating to One.SJSU.edu and clicking on the Password Help tile.
  • When setting or changing your password, pay close attention to the case in which you enter the letters.
  • Remember, your password is cASe seNsiTIVE!
  • If you are having difficulty resetting your password, please contact itservicedesk@sjsu.edu for assistance. Include your full name, SJSU ID if known, your date of birth, and your mailing address.

What to do if you can’t log in

Appointments and Class Schedule

Do your research and plan your schedule

Check your enrollment appointment on your MySJSU account by logging on to One.SJSU.edu.

You will not be able to register before your appointment time, but you can enter the system, run MyProgress and MyPlanner, and research course offerings, degree requirements, course prerequisites, etc. You will not be able to register until you clear registration holds (see Registration Holds).

It is your responsibility to monitor your account to see when the appointment time is posted. Note that enrollment appointments are not mailed to students.

Create a registration worksheet before logging on

Build a sample schedule and have alternate schedules or classes prepared in the event courses are either closed or cancelled. SJSU offers course listings to you in 3 ways:

  1. Use MyScheduler to find the schedule options that work for you. You can import your semester plan from MyPlanner to MyScheduler and you can block out times you have work or other commitments.
  2. MySJSU class schedule search function: Real-time updates of available courses (open and closed sections, seats remaining).
  3. SJSU Catalog: Instructions, policies, procedures and course listings at one URL. Searchable, linked to SJSU Catalog degree templates.
  4. Check out the Roadmap for your major requirements and run MyPlanner.

Course Offerings and Cancelled Classes

The courses listed in the online SJSU Schedule of Classes reflect the scheduled offerings by the departments available at the publication deadline. The online schedule of classes posted at MySJSU provides real time status of classes. Departments have the option, based on enrollment, to cancel and/or add sections or courses.

Priority Groups

Current work-in-progress is used to determine class level for registration purposes. All priority groups are established per University Policy F17-4

Group One

Priority Students

Students who are required by external agencies such as the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or by law, to receive priority. This excludes students covered by SB 412, the California Promise program unless they also fall under another group with required priority registration.

Students whose contributions to the university are recognized as being so extensive that their graduation would be postponed by the amount of time spent on their extracurricular duties.

Students serving on Senate committees that require student participation in order to perform essential functions.

Students who are part of any group that has a contractual agreement with SJSU to provide a full course load. Groups in this category include:

  • Accessible Education Center (AEC) students
  • AEC note takers
  • Associated Students Board of Directors
  • Student Fairness Committee Members
  • NCAA Athletics
  • Guardian Scholars
  • Reciprocal Exchange students
  • Veterans (as per Cal. Educ. Code 66025.8)
  • Students serving on Academic Senate committees that require student participation in order to perform essential functions
  • Students who are part of any group that has a contractual agreement with SJSU to provide a full course load
  • Appropriately certified students with disabilities

Group Two

  • Graduating seniors (bachelors-level students who have a graduation application on file with an anticipated graduation date for the current or next semester) in the California Promise program
  • Remaining graduating students (bachelors- and graduate-level students who have a graduation application on file with an anticipated graduation date for the current or next semester)

Group Three

  • Non-graduating Graduate students based on alphabetical groupings

Group Four

  • Seniors in the California Promise Program
  • Non-graduating Seniors based on alphabetical groupings

Group Five

  • Second Baccalaureate students based on alphabetical groupings

Group Six

  • Juniors in the California Promise Program
  • All other Juniors based on rotating alphabetical groupings

Group Seven

  • Sophomore and continuing Freshmen in the California Promise Program
  • All other Sophomores and continuing Freshmen based on rotating alphabetical groupings

Note: First-Time Frosh registration is completed through Frosh Orientation. Incoming transfer student have a registration date dependent on when they matriculate.

Adding a Class

  • Navigate to One.SJSU.edu
  • Enter your SJSU ID and Password to log into MySJSU
  • Navigate to Academics > Add a Class
  • Select the correct term. If you do not see the desired term, you are not eligible to enroll. New students should contact Admissions. Continuing students should contact the Registrar’s Office.

Choose the class you wish to add.

To search the schedule, click the green “Search Button.” Make sure the Course Career is set to Graduate or Undergraduate depending on the class you are searching for. If you find a class you wish to add, click the “Select Class” button to place it in your shopping cart. Please note that classes designated “Department Consent Required” requires a Permission Number (add code).

Alternatively, if you know the class number for the class you wish to add, you can simply type the 5 digit Class Number and click the Enter button.

Either way, once you have chosen a class, a new page called “Class Enrollment Options” will appear. Verify that the course is the one you selected. If required, enter any permission numbers and select any related components if applicable, and click Okay. The Add Classes page will appear, and you will see your classes in your shopping cart.

Warning: you have not yet added your classes.

Component Classes

If the course has related components attached to it (e.g., lab, seminar), the system will prompt you to select the one you wish to add.

Department or Instructor Consent

If you received a Class Permission Number, enter it in the available field. Please note that most classes will require a Class Permission Number if you are adding during the Late Registration period, beginning on the first day of instruction.

Switching Class Sections?

You must drop the section (lecture and labs/seminar, as well, if they have related components or corequisites) before adding the new class section(s).

Add Additional Classes

If you want to add another class to your add classes list, simply repeat the previous steps.

Warning: Finish Enrolling

Make sure you complete the process! Once you have added all your classes to your shopping cart, click the green button that says “Proceed to Step 2 of 3.” On the next page you will be given the chance to review your enrollment and make sure that it is accurate. Once you have verified your classes, click the green “Finish Enrolling” button to submit your registration.

Verify Add

Check to make sure you did not receive any errors for the classes you added. If you did, you can see a message explaining why you could not add the class, for example, prerequisites not met, or the class is full. Finally, check your class schedule to make sure all the classes you added appear.

“Instructor Consent” or “Department Consent”

Should you receive a registration error indicating that “Instructor Consent” is required, you must go to the instructor to obtain the Permission number. To add the course, use the Permission Number with the Class Number for that specific course section, as listed in the course schedule.

“Department Consent” requires students to go to the department that offers the course to obtain the Permission Number. To add the course, use the Permission Number with the Class Number for that specific course section, as listed in the course schedule.

Permission numbers become ‘used’ only after an enrollment request is successful. To assure a successful enrollment request if you are adding using a permission number, remember the following before clicking the submit button:

Remember the following before clicking the submit button:

  • Check that you have no holds.
  • Check that you have met all prerequisites.
  • Only enter the enrollment section in the class number section.
  • Enter any and all Component Courses (e.g., corequisite labs or seminars) and determine what required course is approved even before trying to “Enroll in the Class.”

To enroll if you submitted a number but received an error, re-enter the same permission number after resolving the error.

Adding Classes on the First Day of Instruction

At the first class meeting, Group 3: Graduating Students (bachelors and graduate level students who have a graduation application on file with an anticipated graduation date for the current or next semester) shall have top priority for any available spaces. Students seeking to add the course should provide documentation showing that they are graduating seniors as defined above.

An impartial procedure (such as a lottery or any other method of random selection) shall be used to choose, from among the graduating seniors, those who will fill the available spaces.

University Policy S93-7

Adding Classes after the Last Day to Add

Students can submit the Pre-census Late Enrollment petition form to the Registrar’s office. This petition is valid through census date per University Policy F09-2.

Likewise, after census date, students can petition for late add using the Post-Census Late Enrollment form. This form replaces the Retroactive add petition form. Petition forms can be found on the Registrar’s website.

Late Fee Assessed

Students registering for classes after the term begins are assessed a late registration fee. Students in the Step to College programs are not required to pay the late registration fee.

Amount Description
$25.00 Begins the first day of instruction for initial enrollment within the term.
$45.00 Begins after late registration deadline and before census for any classes added.
$200.00 Begins after census for any classes added (includes Retroactive Adds - which begins the first day after instructions ends).

Waitlisting

SJSU has “waitlisting” for all classes. Waitlisting puts you in line to get a space in a closed class, should a space become available before the end of the Advance Registration period.

Where do I sign up?

You may sign up for waitlist via MySJSU. If a class is full, you may place yourself on a waitlist.

Waitlist When You Add Classes

  • Navigate to ‘add classes.’
  • At “Step 1, Select classes to add,” search for your preferred course.
  • If the class is full and the waitlist option is available, you will see the yellow waitlist icon.
  • To place yourself on the waitlist, you must click the checkbox next to “Waitlist if class is full.”
  • You will be returned to Step 1. You must complete the remaining steps of the process to add classes.
  • When you finish enrolling in the class, you will see a message indicating that you are on the waitlist and your current position number on the list.
  • Monitor your waitlist position by navigating to “My Class Schedule” at MySJSU.

Feedback

Problems? Questions? Comments? Contact Registrar@sjsu.edu

Validity

You can add yourself to the waitlist for a class when the class is full until the end of Advance Registration period.

  • Waitlists become null and void after this date.
  • There is no guarantee you will be moved from the waitlist and be enrolled in the class.
  • The waitlist cannot enroll you for a different section of the same class and cannot override a time conflict.
  • When classes begin, instructors are not required to add students who were waitlisted for the class.
  • Check your schedule regularly at MySJSU to monitor your position on a waitlist.

If you decide you no longer wish to wait for space to become available, as a courtesy to other students, drop yourself from the waitlist.

Registration Procedures

  • All scheduled class sections have waitlists.
  • You may place yourself on the waitlist if the class is not already full.
  • If you are already enrolled in another section of the same course, you will not be moved from the waitlist if space becomes available unless you drop the section you are enrolled in.
  • If there is a time conflict with a class for which you are already enrolled, you will not be moved from the waitlist.
  • You must meet any requisites for the class before you can be placed on the waitlist, e.g., course pre-requisites, section co-requisites, major and class level restrictions. See related catalog/course descriptions at MySJSU.
  • When you place yourself on a waitlist, you hold a position that changes as students ahead of you get added to the class or drop off the waitlist.
  • You may not go over your enrollment limit. For example, if moving into a course from a waitlist exceeds your enrollment limit, you will not be enrolled in the class.
  • Waitlists have priority over all general add requests. If students drop from a full class, students from the waitlist will be placed in the class before any student who logs in and requests the class, but is not on the class waitlist.
  • If you are moved from the waitlist into the class, you will receive a confirmation message in your MySJSU account.
  • As with any class, when you move from the waitlist into a class, it is your responsibility to drop the class if you decide not to attend. Failure to properly drop the class will result in a “WU” grade on your record which will lower your grade point average.
  • It is your responsibility to monitor your movement up the waitlist, your enrollment limit, potential time conflicts and any additional fees due.

For Variable Waitlist Unit Limit process visit the Registrar’s website for more information

How do I move from the waitlist into the class?

Students are moved from the waitlist into the class if space becomes available, in the order they have been placed on the waitlist and subject to the restrictions described.

Students will be moved from the waitlist and placed into the class if other students drop or are dropped due to non-payment of fees.

Registration Issues

  • There is a time conflict with another registered class: compare the exact time of the classes for which you have registered–even a 15 minute overlap will prevent you from moving from the waitlist into the class. Since potential time conflicts are not checked when you place yourself on a waitlist, it is your responsibility to make sure that waitlisted classes do not conflict with your enrolled schedule.
  • You are already enrolled in another section of the same course: you will not be moved from the waitlist if space becomes available unless you drop the section you are enrolled in.
  • If you are repeating the course: you will not be moved into the class. Instructors will have the discretion to allow you to register for the class with a permission number during Late Registration–the first day of instruction through the last day to add.
  • For a course with components: you can waitlist in any section, but you must select all desired sections (lecture, lab and seminar). Space must open in all sections for you to be added to the class.
  • You will not be enrolled from the waitlist if a hold is placed on your record after you sign on to the waitlist. If–for any of the reasons given above–you cannot be moved from the waitlist, you will be skipped over and the next student considered. You will not be reconsidered until the next time space becomes available in the class.

Registration Billing

  • You may be added into waitlisted classes at any time which might incur additional charges. It is important to check your class schedule and amount due daily to avoid possible cancellation of all your classes for failure to pay your fees in full by your payment due date.

Class Notes

Note Number Note Description
1 CA - Students must register for one section of each activity listed.
2 CB - Students must register in an entire block of courses. Contact department office.
4 CD - Compressed session.
6 FB - Additional fees and/or materials required. Contact department office.
7 IA - For more information contact College of Professional and Global Education at 408-924-2670.
9 IC - See course description  for requirements.
10 ID - See department for advisement, prerequisites, and/or course requirements.
11 IE - Consult degree for major requirements.
12 IF - Contact department for dates, times or place of class meeting.
13 IG - Students must also register in a lab section.
14 IH - Meets pre-professional experience requirement for teacher education programs.
15 II - See comment section which appears under the department name.
16 IJ - Contact instructor for meeting dates.
17 IK - Additional hours required.
18 IL - Does not meet full semester.
19 IM - Required field trips (may include weekends).
20 LA - Class meets at off-campus location, students must arrange own transportation.
32 LN - Class meets at off-campus location.
34 PA - Prereq - Sophomore, junior or senior standing.
35 PB - Prereq - Upper division standing.
36 PC - Prereq - Graduate student status.
37 PD - Prereq - Senior standing.
38 PE - Prereq - Graduating senior status. Must show proof of application for graduation.
40 PG - Prereq - Placement test. See Testing Section in the SJSU Academic Catalog Policies and Procedures.
42 PI - Prereq - Precalculus Proficiency Assessment. See Testing  Section.
46 PN - Prereq - ENGL 1A .
47 PO - Prereq - ENGL 1A  and ENGL 1B .
48 PP - Prereq - Written Communication II (100W) or equivalent.
52 PU - At first class meeting students must furnish proof of completion of prerequisites.
53 PV - Prerequisite courses required. See course description .
54 PW - Prerequisites, skills or materials are required. Consult the course description or contact department office.
57 PZ - Prereq - Passage of WST, Upper Division standing and completion of CORE GE. Consult Catalog Policies. If you met requirements at another institution, provide transcript to Student Services Center.
58 P1 - Prereq - 100W.
59 RA - Requires consent of instructor.
60 RB - Requires Consent of graduate or undergraduate advisor.
61 RC - Requires department release of permission number.
62 RD - Requires department approval.
63 RE - Requires negotiated agreements or contracts. Consult department.
64 RF - Restricted class level. Consult department before enrolling.
66 RH - Honors course. Requires department approval.
67 RI - Not open to students majoring in this discipline.
68 RJ - Restricted to certain majors. Others permitted during add/drop on space available basis.
69 RK - Restricted to certain majors. Contact department office for information.
70 RL - Open to non majors.
71 RM - Disabled students only.
73 RO - Not available to Open University students.
74 RP - Prerequisites must be completed with grades of “B” or better.
75 RQ - Prerequisites must be completed with grades of “C” or better.
77 RS - Restricted to majors in this department. Contact department for more information.
96 IN - Multiple GE areas are met by completion of this course; See General Education  section.
106 Per CSU, ten seats have been reserved for the Course Match program. Any unused reserved seats will be released before the semester begins.
107 Safety Equipment - Students must bring safety goggles and hearing protection to every class.
108 Certification Required - Requires completion of Flight Certification; See Advisor.
109 Online Only - Asynchronous: Offered fully Online with NO designated day/time meeting pattern (TBA) and Online location. May utilize Canvas. More info at sjsu.edu/ecampus
110 Online Only- Synchronous: Offered fully Online with designated day/time meeting pattern and Online location. May utilize Canvas. More info at sjsu.edu/ecampus
111 Hybrid - Async & Cmps Mtgs: Offered with NO designated day/time meeting pattern (TBA) with occasional on-campus meetings. May utilize Canvas. More info at sjsu.edu/ecampus
112 Hybrid - Sync & Cmps Mtgs: Offered Online with designated day/time meeting pattern, and occasional on-campus meetings. May utilize Canvas. More info at sjsu.edu/ecampus
113 Hybrid - In-Person & Async: Offered with 2 Meeting Patterns: (1) in person with a designated day/time; and, (2) NO designated day/time or location (TBA). May utilize Canvas. More info at sjsu.edu/ecampus
114 Hybrid - In-Person & Sync: Offered with 2 meetings patterns: (1) in person with designated day/time; and, (2) online with a designated day/time. May utilize Canvas. More info at sjsu.edu/ecampus
116 Online Only - 2 OL Mtg Pat: Offered fully Online with 2 meeting patterns: (1) designated day/time with Online location; and, (2) NO designated day/time (TBA) with Online location. May utilize Canvas. More info at sjsu.edu/ecampus
117 Hybrid-2 OL Mtg Pat & Cmps Mtg: Offered Online with 2 meeting patterns: (1) Online with a designated day/time; and, (2) Online with no designated day/time (TBA). Both include occasional on-campus meetings. May utilize Canvas. More info at sjsu.edu/ecampus
0118 Permission Codes: Permission Numbers (add codes) will be given the First Day of Instruction.

Dropping a Class

Go to MySJSU

  • Enter your SJSU ID and Password
  • If you drop a class, you must do so prior to the time you submit payment to ensure that your registration fees are properly assessed.

Navigate to “Self Service” > Student center > Drop a class”

  • Click on “Drop Classes”
  • Click the checkbox next to each class you wish to drop and click “Drop Selected Classes.”
  • Review your selection and click “Finish Dropping.”
  • It is the student’s responsibility to make sure classes are dropped.

Dropping Without Penalty

Courses may be added during the first fourteen days of classes. Courses may be dropped without academic penalty during the first nine days of classes. See the Calendar  section for exact dates and deadlines. Courses dropped during this initial period will not appear on the student’s transcript. With instructor consent, students may late add a class up to one week later. Please view the pro-rata refund schedule for the appropriate semester.

Dropping Classes After Drop Deadline

Dropping Classes After the Fourteenth Day of Instruction

Students may petition to late or retroactively drop a course or withdraw from an entire semester of courses for serious and compelling reasons after the drop deadline. Check the official academic calendar to verify the date.

Conditions and circumstances are defined as “serious and compelling” only if beyond the student’s control. Those acceptable as justifications for a late drop must have occurred after the drop deadline. A personal statement with supporting documentation must be submitted with the late and retroactive drop and withdrawal forms.

Undergraduates may download the appropriate petition (course drop or withdrawal from all courses). Graduate students may download the appropriate petition.

Submission of these forms, even with an instructor’s signature, does not constitute approval. Continue attending class and complete all assignments until the petition is approved or denied.

Instructor Drops

Instructors are permitted to drop a student who fails to establish a committed presence in the class. “Establishing a committed presence” is defined in University Policy F15-3 as the following options for the student:

  1. In-person classes. Attending the first class meeting or informing the instructor of the intention to continue in the class before 48 hours after the first official class meeting.
  2. Online classes. Logging on to the LMS class shell on the first scheduled day of the class or informing the instructor of the intention to continue in the class before 48 hours after the official class start date.

Some instructors will drop students who do not meet the stated course prerequisites. However, they are not required to do so. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure classes are dropped.

Detailed information for instructors is available for download.

Late Drop Petitions

Students may petition to Late Drop for serious and compelling reasons after the drop deadline. To verify the official dates, see Calendar  for links to the official academic calendar. Petitions are available at AARS for undergraduates and GAPE for graduate students.

Conditions and circumstances are defined as ‘serious and compelling’ and are considered beyond the student’s control, and which occurred after the drop deadline.

A personal statement submitted without supporting documentation is not acceptable. Acceptable documentation includes:

Personal health or serious family illness

Serious health reasons out of your control (e.g. personal health, serious family illness or assigned caretaker). Attach the Healthcare Provider Form.

Military (orders from CO)

Submit military assignment papers.

Divorce

Divorce papers or certification of pending divorce.

Natural Disaster: (e.g. fire, earthquake)

Submit verifiable documentation.

Employment

Letter from employer, on letterhead indicating reason(s) for work schedule circumstances conflicting with the class requested to drop and date of change in schedule.

Personal/Other (rarely approved)

Submit verifiable and appropriate documentation other than student’s statement.

Administrative Error

University documentation from appropriate departments. Students must understand that their personal letter alone will not suffice as verifiable documentation.

Late drops are to be submitted to the counter of Academic Advising and Retention Services in the Student Services Center or using the DocuSign petition.

Neither an instructor’s signature nor submission of a Late Drop petition constitutes approval. Continue attending class and complete all assignments until you are notified via MySJSU message that the petition has been approved or denied.

Academic Renewal

Graduating seniors with a grade point average (GPA) below 2.0 in the major, minor, SJSU, or overall college coursework, may request that all grades earned in a previous semester (or two semesters) be disregarded, to permit graduation. If the petition is approved, all grades and units earned during the semester will be disregarded when calculating GPAs for graduation, but the courses and grades will still appear on the transcript.

All of the following conditions must be met:

  • You must have applied for graduation and be ready to graduate.
  • You must have a GPA below 2.0 in a category required for graduation (major, minor, overall, SJSU)
  • At least 5 years must have elapsed since the semester you want to disregard.
  • You must have at least a 3.0 GPA in your most recent 15 units at SJSU, or 2.5 in the past 30 units, or 2.0 in the past 45 units.
  • No courses or units earned during the semester you want to disregard may be counted toward graduation.
  • You must document extenuating circumstances associated with the semester you want disregarded and show that your performance is not representative of your ability.

Apply for Academic Renewal (formerly known as ‘Disregard of Previous Semester’s Work’).

Cancellation of Registration or Withdrawal From the Institution

Students who find it necessary to cancel their registration or to withdraw from all classes after enrolling for any academic term are required to follow the university’s official withdrawal procedures. Failure to follow formal university procedures may result in an obligation to pay fees as well as the assignment of failing grades in all courses and the need to apply for readmission before being permitted to enroll in another academic term. Information on canceling registration and withdrawal procedures is available from Academic Advising and Retention Services (AARS) at 408-924-2129.

Students who receive financial aid funds must consult with the Financial Aid office prior to withdrawing from the university regarding any required return or repayment of grant or loan assistance received for that academic term or payment period. Students who have received financial aid and withdraw from the institution during the academic term or payment period may need to return or repay some or all of the funds received, which may result in a debt owed to the institution.

Please contact the Office of the Registrar at 408-924-5680 for more information

Restrictions

Graduate students

Cannot enroll in lower division classes during Advance Registration. Lower division classes will need to be starting on the first day of instruction for the term.

Matriculated SJSU students cannot concurrently enroll in Open University.

Matriculated students are those who have been admitted to SJSU as regular students for the current semester or were registered as matriculated students in at least one of the two previous semesters and did not graduate. This policy does not apply to disqualified students.

Students returning after an absence:

After an absence of more than one semester (without a formal leave of absence), students must reapply for admission before access to registration is granted.

Maximum Unit Load:

During the Advance Registration period a cap is placed on the maximum number of units that students can enroll in.  After a specified date the cap is raised.  Students wishing to enroll in excess units must submit a petition to the Registrar’s Office. Please check the Office of the Registrar for more information.

Repeating a Class

In accordance with University Policy, F08-2, any matriculated student who is repeating a course for the first time shall be allowed to register for the course during the Advance Registration period no earlier than approximately three weeks prior to the start of the semester. Students who have received a grade of “W” will be treated as a first-time registrant for a course. Students who are repeating a class for two or more times shall submit a completed petition to the Registrar’s Office by 1) DocuSign - preferred & most secure method; 2) Use your SJSU e-mail to send form(s) to registrar@sjsu.edu; 3) Overnight drop box by Student Services Center entrance or 4) USPS mail. The petition form is available online at the Registrar’s forms website.

Returning After an Absence

If you are in good standing and you were not disenrolled for non-payment of fees and you choose not to enroll or “stop out” for one semester, there is no need to reapply for admission. However, in order to maintain your matriculation at SJSU, you must enroll in classes the semester immediately following the one semester you stopped out. Some examples:

  • You attended a spring term, earned grades and you are still in good standing. You do not enroll in the fall term, but return to take classes in the following spring. You do not need to reapply for admission.

When you must reapply for admission

  • You attended a fall term, earned grades and are in good standing. You do not enroll in the next spring or fall terms. You must reapply for admission.
  • If you take a full year off from school–you must reapply for admission. Consider alternatives: read the “leave of absence ” section.
  • You do not enroll in classes in your initial admission term and wish to attend a subsequent term. You must reapply for admission.

How to reapply for admission

Complete the online application at Cal State Apply.

If you intend to stop out for one semester but decide to extend your absence, you may not request a leave of absence.

If you return to SJSU after an absence of more than one semester you must reapply for admission before access to registration is granted. Note that a summer term is not included in this policy.

First Year Course Placement - English and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Supported Instruction

  • Students required to participate in Supported Instruction in Math and/or English may be restricted from enrolling in certain classes for which they do not meet prerequisites. Visit Supported Instruction for more details.
  • Students required to participate in Supported Instruction in Math and/or English are required to enroll in an appropriate Math and/or English class during their first year and each successive term until those classes are completed with a grade of at least C-.
  • All entering SJSU frosh assigned to enrollment category W-II or W-III must enroll in their A2 course(s) during their first academic year. All entering SJSU frosh assigned to enrollment category M-II or M-III must enroll in their B4 course(s) during their first academic year (Spring admits choosing either Stretch English or Statway, both of which start only in Fall semesters, may extend their enrollment start date to their first Fall semester.)
  • Entering SJSU frosh assigned to enrollment category W-IV must enroll in their appropriate A2 course(s) in Fall of their first academic year. Entering SJSU frosh assigned to enrollment category M-IV must enroll in their appropriate B4 course(s) in Fall of their first academic year. (Spring admits choosing either Stretch English or Statway, both of which start only in Fall semesters, may extend their enrollment start date to their first Fall semester.)
  • Students required to participate in Supported Instruction in Math and/or English who do not enroll or who drop out of the appropriate class(es) during any registration period for fall or spring terms without consultation with the specified advisor in Academic Advising and Retention Services may be subject to having all courses dropped. If this occurs, students must re-register for courses with no guarantee that classes in which they were previously enrolled will be available.
  • Entering SJSU frosh who have not completed A2 or B4 within a year of first registration will be placed on Administrative Academic Probation. Entering SJSU frosh who have not completed A2 or B4 within two years of first registration will be administratively academically disqualified.

Writing Skills Test (WST) - Registration Restriction

The WST requirement has been temporarily suspended. See Temporary WST Policy for a self directed placement exercise to help you determine whether to take 100A or 100W.

  • Are you planning on taking an SJSU Studies General Education course?
  • Are you planning on taking a 100W course outside of your major?

You must satisfy the WST requirement in order to register for any SJSU Studies (Area R, S, V, and Z) course. This is true even if you want to take the class for a major requirement, instead of GE. If you have not yet taken the WST, plan to take it as soon as possible. Check the General Education Requirements Overview   for an explanation.

SJSU offers courses (LLD 100A  and ENGL 100A ) that satisfy the WST requirement, if completed with a grade of “C” or better.

There are designated 100W classes for most degree programs. Clear any substitutions with your major advisor before attempting to register for a 100W class that is included in your major’s required courses.

CSU Immunization Requirements

Entering CSU students are required to present proof of the following immunizations to the CSU campus they will be attending before the beginning of their first term of enrollment.

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR): Two (2) doses with first does on or after 1st birthday; OR positive titer (laboratory evidence iof immunity to disease).

Hepatitis B (Hep B): All new students who will be 18 years of age or younger at the start of their first term at a CSU campus must provide proof of full immunization against Hepatitis B before enrolling. Full immunication against Hepatitis B consists of three timed doses of vaccine over a minimum 4 to 6 months’ period. If you need further details, please consult the Student Health Center

Varicella (Chickenpox): Two (2) doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday; OR positive titer (laboratory evidence of immunity to disease) prior to enrollment.

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap): One (1) dose after age 7.

Meningococcal conjugate (Serogroups A, C, Y, & W-135): One (1) dose on or after 16 for all students and age 21 or younger.

Tuberculosis Screening/Risk Assessment: All incoming students must complete a Tuberculosis risk questionnaire. Incoming students who are at higher risk* for TB infection, as indicated by answering “yes” to any of the screening questions, should undergo either skin of blood testing for TB infection within one year of CSU entry.

*Higher risk include travel or living in South or Central America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East; prior positive TB test; or exposure to someone with active TB disease.

Conditions of Enrollment: Providing proof of the indicated immunizations (or immunity) is a condition of enrollment in the CSU. Students need to obtain immunizations (or proof of immunity) and upload their documentation online BEFORE their first term on campus. Contact Student Health Center for more information.

The above are not admission requirements, but are required of students as conditions of enrollment in CSU.

Immigration Requirements for Licensure

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193), also known as the Welfare Reform Act, includes provisions to eliminate eligibility for federal and state public benefits for certain categories of lawful immigrants as well as benefits for all illegal immigrants.

Students who will require a professional or commercial license provided by a local, state, or federal government agency in order to engage in an occupation for which the CSU may be training them must meet the immigration requirements of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act to achieve licensure. Information concerning the regulation these requirements are available from the Registrar’s Office, Student Services Center.

Registration Holds

Students should periodically check for holds at MySJSU (which can be accessed through the One.SJSU.edu portal). Follow the instructions on how to clear them.

Holds on student accounts and records will prevent students from registering. Students should periodically check for holds at MySJSU. Follow the instructions on how to clear them. Monetary holds of $50.00 or more will block you from registration, obtaining official transcripts, diplomas and other miscellaneous services

College of Engineering Advising

All College of Engineering undergraduates must see an advisor every semester, prior to registration. Graduate Engineering students (except Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering, General Engineering, and Industrial Systems Engineering) must also see a major advisor prior to enrolling every semester.

College of Science Advising

All undergraduate College of Science majors and graduate students in Chemistry, Computer Science and Physics must see a major advisor prior to registering every semester.

AARS Advising Hold

All Undeclared and Undeclared-PreNursing students are required to see an advisor in Academic Advising and Retention Services (AARS) prior to registering every semester.

Financial Holds

Do you have a balance due on your student account? If so, you will not be able to register until the debt has been paid. Be aware - balances can fluctuate on your student account depending on activity. Clear up any balance as soon as possible by paying your outstanding balance using the Pay Now option at MySJSU (which can be accessed through the One.SJSU.edu portal) after the log-in under Self Service. Remember, payments are applied to the oldest balance first. Keep your account current by paying all charges by the assigned due date.

Online Title IX Training Hold

All incoming students (undergraduate and graduate) are expected to complete online title IX training course addressing sexual assault prevention. A hold (HW1) will be placed if course is not completed. Questions? Email titleixeducation@sjsu.edu

AlcoholEdu Hold

All incoming undergraduates are expected to complete AlcoholEdu, an online training course addressing alcohol abuse prevention. A hold (HW2) will be placed if the course is not completed. Questions? Email titleixeducation@sjsu.edu

Hepatitis B Immunization Series

  • Are you a first time SJSU student?
  • Will you be 18 years or younger on the first day of instruction?

If the answer to both of these questions is yes, you may be required to submit proof of full immunization or immunity against Hepatitis B.

For further details please visit Student Health Center.

International Student Health Insurance

Proof of health insurance is required prior to registration each semester. For questions about this hold, please call International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) (408) 924-5920.

Measles and Rubella

  • Are you a new or readmitted SJSU student?
  • Were you born on or after January 1, 1957?

If the answer to both of these questions is yes, you may be required to submit proof of full immunization or immunity against Measles and Rubella. For further details please visit Student Health Center.

Missing Document Holds

If you owe documents or transcripts to the Undergraduate Admissions office, please submit by the deadline posted in your MySJSU account. You must submit final, official transcripts or official documents as instructed in your MySJSU “to do” items before you are allowed to register.

Probation Holds

  • Is your SJSU cumulative grade point average below 2.00 for undergraduates (3.00 for graduate students)?
  • Are you on a reinstated status on probation?

For undergraduates, if the answer is yes, you must see your major advisor or an Academic Advising and Retention Services advisor before you can register. This will happen each term until you are no longer on probation.

Graduation Registration Restriction

Students who have not taken the WST by the time they earn 75 units (counting no more than 70 transfer units) may have their registration held after being notified of the need to test. (The WST hold will not be in force while the temporary suspension is in force. See Temporary WST Policy for more information.)Students with 120 or more units who have not applied for graduation will not be allowed to register until they have submitted that application. Students with 150 or more units may be required to meet with an advisor in Academic Advising and Retention Services before registration and may have their registration for remaining requirements managed. Students who have changed their graduation date multiple times or who are otherwise in potential violation of Presidential Directive 2009-05 may be required to meet with an AARS advisor.

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