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San Jose State University
San Jose State University

Official telephone: (408) 924-1000
Fax number: (408) 924-2050

Website: www.sjsu.edu

Transfer Students

Screen last updated on: September 1, 2011

The transfer admissions information below is valid for the 2012-13 academic year.

Transfer Acceptance

Transfer applicants are accepted:
Number of transfer applications received:
Number of transfer applicants offered admission:
9,151 (73%)
Number of transfer applicants offered admission who enrolled:
3,280 (36%)

Application and Credit Transfer

Terms for which transfers may enroll:
fall, spring
Minimum number of credits applicant needs to apply as a transfer student:
Items required of transfer students to apply for admission:
  • high school transcript not required
  • college transcript(s) required of all
  • essay or personal statement not required
  • interview not required
  • standardized test scores not required
  • statement(s) of good standing from prior institution(s) required of all
Minimum college GPA required for transfer applicants:
2.00 using a 4.0 scale
Priority filing date for transfer applicants:
October 1 - November 30 for fall, August 1 -31, if offered for spring
Closing date for transfer applicants:
November 30 for fall, August 31, if offered for spring
Notification date for transfer applicants:
February 24 for fall, Late September, early October for spring
Dates transfer applicants must accept offer of admission by:
May 1 for fall, November 15 for spring
Lowest course grade that may be transferred for credit:
Maximum number of credits that may be transferred:
70 credits from a two-year institution
Minimum number of credits that must be earned at school:
30 to receive a bachelor's degree
Other/Unique transfer policies:
Non-residents of California must meet higher standards.

The lowest grade accepted for basic skills courses (Written Communication, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, transferable Mathematics course) is a C. "C-" is not accepted.

Additional Information

SJSU receives applications from more eligible students than there is space for, thus meeting the minimum requirements may not be sufficient to gain you admission.

For detailed information about SJSU's impaction plan, please see http://info.sjsu.edu/home/admission.html

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