Fall 2020 Proposed Admissions Changes

San Jose State University is proposing changes to guidelines that would affect freshmen and transfer students seeking admission to the university in fall 2020 and beyond. The suggested changes include expanding the local admissions area to increase access to our unique programs for local students. The proposed admissions area expansion includes Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco and San Mateo counties for transfer students and these same counties plus Santa Cruz for freshmen.

They also include revising supplemental coursework preferences for transfer applicants in select programs. This will help ensure transfer students have completed lower division requirements and can complete their undergraduate degrees in a timely manner. Both proposed changes are part of our efforts to improve student success at SJSU.

To reiterate, the changes would be implemented as part of the fall 2020 admission cycle. The changes under consideration do not affect students who have already applied or are applying for admission for fall 2019 or spring 2020.

Feedback or input can be shared via email to impaction2020@sjsu.edu or at a series of public meetings and hearings: (All meetings are wheelchair accessible; individuals requiring other accommodations should contact SJSU at 408-924-2475 as early as possible.)

Public Stakeholders Meeting

  • Tuesday, February 26, 3:30-5 p.m., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library Room 255

Public Hearings

  • Monday, March 4, 10-11:30 a.m., SJSU Diaz Compean Student Union Theater
  • Wednesday, March 6, 3:30-5 p.m., Mission College Telecommunication Building (TAV) 130
  • Thursday, March 7, 6:30-8 p.m., Abraham Lincoln High School Library.

Please note that a final proposal for fall 2020 admission changes will be submitted to the California State University Chancellor’s Office for approval inclusive of any adjustments arising from public input during the meeting and hearing process.

For more information on the proposed changes, visit www.sjsu.edu/impaction2020.