Required Documents (International Applicants)
Due after submitting application - Check your MySJSU account for the most up-to-date information and deadlines
Official academic records, including transcripts, mark sheets, diplomas and degrees, from every secondary (freshmen and lower division transfers) and post-secondary school you attended must be sent directly in separate sealed envelopes to SJSU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions. There are no exceptions. Copies of documents sent directly by the applicant will not be accepted or processed.
NOTE: Once submitted to SJSU, documents become the property of the university and cannot be released.
A copy of your bank statement or a letter from the bank stating the amount of funds in your account is required. The letter/statement must have been issued within the previous six months and must be reported in U.S. dollars. If you have a sponsor, the name listed on the bank statement must match your sponsor's name.
Copy of Passport
Submit a copy of your current passport with your current legal name. The name on your passport MUST match the name you used when you submitted your application.
Declaration of Finance Form
We will post a link to the form on your MySJSU account. You must sign the Declaration of Finance form and either:
- Attach a letter from your bank that indicates you have the minimum amount necessary to cover costs (listed on your MySJSU "To Do List").
- Attach a letter from your Sponsor's bank account indicating that s/he has the minimum amount necessary to cover costs (listed on you MySJSU "To Do List").
The letter or bank statement must be reported as U.S. Dollars. The name of the sponsor included on the Declaration of Finance form must match the account holder's name on the bank statement. The Declaration of Finance form can be found at sjsu.edu/gape/docs/declaration_of_finance.pdf
Official test scores from English Language Proficiency tests (TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE) must be sent directly from the testing center. To learn more about the English language proficiency requirement, visit
For proper identification, be sure to register for tests using the name you provided on your application. Score reports from English language proficiency tests that are over two years old are not valid. If your score is over two years old, you must take the test again.
Transfer In Form
If you are transferring from another U.S. institution, you must complete the top portion of the Transfer In Form, which can be found on sjsu.edu/isa/forms. Take your form and your admit letter to your school; ask them to complete the remainder of the form and fax it to SJSU (408-924-2035). You should make this request at the end of your last term of attendance at your former school, and before the first day of classes at SJSU.
Please note: If you are offered admission to SJSU and are coming from outside the United States, SJSU will process your I-20 form and mail it to you in your admission packet so that you may then start your F-1 visa process.
Required transcripts/mark sheets must be submitted directly from the issuing school in the original language. If the original language is not English, translations are also required; see below for information regarding translation services.
Certified English Translations
Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations by an approved government or school official. Notarized translations alone will not be accepted.
If you are offered admission to SJSU and are coming from outside the United States, SJSU will process your I-20 form and mail it to you in your admission packet so that you may start your F-1 visa process. In order to create your I-20, you need to provide a permanent home address, not a Post Office Box address. When you apply, please be sure to include a home address.