Admission - Lower Division Transfer Requirements

Due to increased enrollment demands, most CSU campuses - including San José State - do not admit lower division transfer applicants.

Generally, applicants will qualify for admission as a lower division transfer student if they have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 (C or better) in all transferable units attempted, are in good standing at the last college or university attended, and meet any of the following standards:

  1. Will meet the freshman admission requirements (GPA and subject requirements) in effect for the term to which they are applying (see "Freshman Requirements"); or
  2. Were eligible as a freshman at the time of high school graduation except for the subject requirements, and have been in continuous attendance in an accredited college since high school graduation, and have made up the missing subjects.

Applicants who graduated from high school prior to 1988 should contact the Admissions Office to inquire about alternative admission programs.

Admission - Making Up Missing College Preparatory Subject Requirements