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Unit Limit for Spring 2015

October 15th, 2014 by Bradley

DATE:                        October 15, 2014

TO:                  SJSU Campus Community

FROM:            Andrew Hale Feinstein, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs

Renee Barnett Terry, Interim VP of Student Affairs

RE:                  Spring 2015 Enrollment Unit Limit

Dear SJSU Campus Community:

Consistent with our on-going efforts to provide access to courses and support student success at SJSU, we will continue our practice to limit undergraduate student enrollment to 16 units for the Spring 2015 term. The only admissible exceptions appear below.

For Students:

Graduating seniors: Beginning Monday, January 5, 2015, graduating seniors who filed for graduation through the Registrar’s Office on or before Monday, November 3, 2014 will be eligible to register for up to 18 units without a petition.  Graduating seniors desiring to take up to 21 units can petition as of Wednesday, January 7, 2015. All requested and enrolled classes must be required for the declared degree or participation in languages, groups, or ensemble-based courses.

Other exceptions: Students may petition for up to 18 units towards degree or participation in languages, groups, or ensemble-based courses starting Wednesday, January 7, 2015. All requested and enrolled classes must be required for the declared degree, or be related to languages, group, or ensemble-based courses such as debate team, theater performances, and other auditioned classes. If granted, approvals are only for the exact number of required additional units to add the requested classes.

The excess units petition form is on the Registrar’s website (  Petitions submitted after Tuesday, February 3, 2015 (the last day to drop) may not be processed until after Tuesday, February 10, 2015, the last day to add, and therefore might incur late fees.

 For Advisors:

All majors (especially departments that typically enroll students in performance, activity, or other special classes after the start of the semester) should advise students appropriately BEFORE the start of Advanced Registration.

Please encourage students to visit their academic advisors or advising/success centers to plan their Spring 2015 schedules now and not wait until Spring 2015 Advance Registration begins.  Advance Registration for Spring 2015 begins on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 and ends Monday, January 19, 2015.

Any questions should be directed to Student Academic Success Services at 4-2707. Please note that this policy is subject to change.

Thank you.

Library Workshops for Students

October 13th, 2014 by Bradley
 Please share the following dates and times for these workshops with your students:
How to Read a Journal Article – October 21st 11 am-Noon in MLK 213
How to Write a Research Paper – November 4th 11 am-Noon MLK 213

advising holds for new students

October 13th, 2014 by Bradley

Subject:  Title IX Compliance for Students/Spring 2015 Registration Holds During the summer and at the start of the semester, all incoming new students were notified through their MySJSU accounts that they were required to complete the online course(s) listed below or a hold would be placed on their Spring 2015 registration:

Undergraduate:     Haven:  Understanding Sexual Assault (45 min)                               AlcoholEdu (90 min)

Graduate:              Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault (45 min)

These courses support SJSU’s commitment to creating a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment for our whole community while also addressing CSU Executive Orders 1095 and 1097 in compliance with new educational mandates under Title IX, VAWA/Campus SaVE Act, and the Clery Act.
Incoming students have received numerous reminders to complete the course(s) through EverFi, the course platform.  While many incoming students have fulfilled this requirement, a significant number of students have not and therefore, these students will NOT be able to register for classes when Spring 2015 registration opens on November 3, 3014.
With support from Provost Feinstein and VPSA Barnett Terry, we seek your assistance to encourage students to complete the courses listed above so they are able to register for Spring classes on their assigned date.
Also, please note that it may take a couple of weeks to lift the holds, so students should complete this requirement now or they will likely be delayed in registering and miss out on securing priority classes.
DIRECT STUDENTS TO THIS SITE: Copies of the original letters students received, including detailed directions, can be found at:
Other specific questions can be addressed to: or
Thank you in advance for your support and assistance with getting the word out.

Graduation workshop

October 11th, 2014 by Bradley

Dear SJSU Advising Community,

Attached you will find the Fall 2014 Graduation Workshops info sent on behalf of the Office of the Registrar. Please share this information with students and post in/around your office as appropriate.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Boccardo Business Complex(BBC), Room 32

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Engineering(ENG), Room 285/287

Monday, October 20, 2014

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Boccardo Business Complex(BBC), Room 32

Thursday, October 23, 2014

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Boccardo Business Complex(BBC), Room 32

No reservation required. Campus advisors are welcome to attend.

Questions? Email:

seasonal hiring resources

October 11th, 2014 by Bradley
Seasonal Employment Resources:
SJSU Career Center’s Drop-in Interviews: The SJSU Career Center has scheduled 20 employers in October and November to come in to meet with, interview, and employ job seekers interested in part-time, and seasonal work. Students should check their emails from the Career Center weekly for featured employers and opportunities. Link:
Youth Job Fair
On Saturday, October 25, from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, the City of San Jose District 10 Office will be hosting a Youth Job Fair in the Nordstrom Rack Courtyard at Westfield Oakridge Mall. Participation from at least 30 businesses is expected. Employers are looking for youth to fill seasonal and part-time positions. For more information contact Rayshelle at or call 408-535-4982
Snagajob​ – Snag a Job is one of the most popular resources to find hourly jobs, especially part-time and seasonal employment. Link: