Admission Requirements - Transfer

Earn Enough Units to Reach Junior Status (upper division transfer)

Complete 60 or more transferable semester units or 90 or more quarter units by the end of the Spring 2017 term. No college freshmen, sophomores, or applicants seeking a second bachelor's degree (except for those entering the nursing program) will be admitted. Learn more about transfer planning, including courses that are accepted at SJSU, at

Transfer Associate Degree

At SJSU, a California Community College student who has earned the Associate in Arts degree for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science degree for Transfer (AS-T) will receive priority admission consideration into a similar baccalaureate degree program as long as the student meets all the admission requirements.

Transfers with the AA-T or AS-T degree who do not meet SJSU's impaction standards (based on their intended major) are not guaranteed admission in a specific major or campus, but will receive priority admission consideration at their local CSU to a program or major that is similar to their associate degree.

Associate Degree for Transfer

Earn a college grade point average of 2.00 or better in all transferable courses

Be in good standing at the last college or university attended.

Complete 30 semester units (45 quarter units) of general education, including four basic skills courses

Complete your four basic skills courses as early as possible. The four basic skills courses and 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter units) must be completed by the end of the spring term to be eligible for admission to the fall term. You must earn a "C-" or higher grade in each basic skills course. You will not be allowed to register until we have received an official transcript showing that you have passed the four basic skills courses.

  1. One course in oral communication
  2. One course in written composition
  3. One course in critical thinking
  4. One course in college-level mathematics or quantitative reasoning, with intermediate algebra as a prerequisite

Supplemental Criteria - Transfer Applicants

For most majors (degree programs), transfer applicants are ranked by self-reported GPA per degree program and admitted in sufficient numbers to meet the capacity for that program.

Select programs will admit students based on a combination of their self-reported GPA and the completion of program-specific, lower division coursework. The programs that have identified major preparation coursework as supplemental criteria in the admission process are noted in the degrees section. For these select programs, if two applicants to the same program have the same GPA, preference will be given to the applicant who has completed the greater number of program-specific preparation courses. Similarly, if two applicants have completed the same number of program-specific preparation courses, preference will be given to the applicant with the higher GPA.

The major specific course that will be considered in the admission process for these programs are listed at