Please read the following steps and refer to the FAQs before sending questions to the Graduate & Extended Studies Department.

Step 1: Check the Admission Requirements

Check the Admission Requirements to make sure you meet the eligibility criteria for a specific program.

Step 2: Pre-qualification Evaluation

Complete a pre-qualification form. An Academic Program Coordinator will review your information and make a recommendation regarding your eligibility for the program of your choice.

Step 3: Apply to San Jose State University

After pre-qualification approval, we’ll advise you on how to proceed with your SJSU application. Please DO NOT submit your SJSU application until we have confirmed that your program has been listed on Cal State Apply.

The following links will give you a better understanding of the admissions process at SJSU:

Please note that applying for admission to an off-campus cohort at San Jose State University is not a guarantee that the program will occur; cohorts must meet minimum enrollment standards. Please be aware that in the event a cohort does not launch due to low enrollment, any and all associated application fees cannot be refunded.

Step 4: Check your Admission Status

After applying to SJSU, login to MySJSU to check the status of your application and check your "to-do" list for any missing documents. Submit all documents to SJSU GAPE at; include your SJSU ID and name in the body of the email.

Useful Links for International Students

Graduate Admission and Program Evaluations

For a list of frequently asked questions, please refer to the FAQs section. For other questions, send an email to or call 408.924.3968.