Returning After an Absence - Registration Restriction
If you are in good standing and you were not disenrolled for non-payment of fees and you choose not to enroll or "stop out" for one semester, there is no need to reapply for admission. However, in order to maintain your matriculation at SJSU, you must enroll in classes the semester immediately following the one semester you stopped out. Some examples:
- You attended a spring term, earned grades and you are still in good standing. You do not enroll in the fall term, but return to take classes in the following spring. You do not need to reapply for admission.
When you must reapply for admission
- You attended a fall term, earned grades and are in good standing. You do not enroll in the next spring or fall terms. You must reapply for admission.
- If you take a full year off from school--you must reapply for admission. Consider alternatives: read the "leave of absence" section of the catalog.
- You do not enroll in classes in your initial admission term and wish to attend a subsequent term. You must reapply for admission.
How to reapply for admission
Complete the online application at http://www.calstate.edu/apply.
If you intend to stop out for one semester but decide to extend your absence, you may not request a leave of absence.
If you return to SJSU after an absence of more than one semester you must reapply for admission before access to registration is granted. Note that a summer term is not included in this policy.