What is the Python Programming Test and DATA 200

All admitted students of fall 2019 semester are classified as “Conditionally Classified”. Each student is required to pass the Python Programming Test (waiver exam) or the DATA 200 class in fall 2019.  The test will be conducted between August 19 and August 26, 2019. The exact scope, format, date, time and location of this test will be posted on this website one month before the test. DATA 200 (Computational Programming for Data Analytics) is a remedial class in addition to the 10 required classes of the MSDA degree. The status for a student who passed the Python Programming Test or the DATA 200 class will be changed from “Conditionally Classified” to “Classified”.

This is my first term at SJSU and I cannot attend, what will happen to my status?

If you do not attend SJSU in your first term of admission, your status will be cancelled. You will need to re-apply through the California State University website to attend SJSU at a future time.  (Please refer to http://www.sjsu.edu/registrar/faqs/Attendance_and_Policy_FAQs/index.html#q4)


I had previously applied for another SJSU program. How can I complete my application for MSDA?

To apply to change your current Major to MSDA send an email to admissions@sjsu.edu and submit your request to transfer your application documents. Note that you can only apply to change your major in your 2nd semester. Download a Change of Major form. from GAPE.