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San Jose State University

San Jose State University
San Jose State University
1 Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192

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


Transfer Students

Screen last updated on: January 27, 2016

The transfer admissions information below is valid for the 2014 academic year.

Transfer Acceptance

Transfer applicants are accepted:
Number of transfer applications received:
Number of transfer applicants offered admission:
10,513 (69%)
Number of transfer applicants offered admission who enrolled:
3,882 (37%)

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) not required
Minimum college GPA required for transfer applicants:
2.00 using a 4.0 scale
Closing date for transfer applicants:
November 30 for fall, August 31 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, 90 credits from a four-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. School restricts transfer for lower division transfers (fewer than 60 transferable semester units). Transfer students must complete one course each in oral communications, critical thinking, college-level math, and English.

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

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