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Turning College Dreams Into Reality

Turning Dreams Into Reality

All new frosh will be invited to orientation, including an overnight stay in campus housing. Working with small groups, like this one from 2012, helps break the ice and make friends (Christina Olivas photo).

Contact: Pat Lopes Harris, SJSU Media Relations, 408-656-6999

Good news is on the way via email to more than 27,490 prospective Spartans!

SJSU has begun sending provisional admissions notices to 17,340 new freshmen and 10,150 upper-division transfers.

How to they feel about it? Well, the tweets have been especially sweet.

@SJSU I knew it felt right from the moment I stepped on campus! And now it’s becoming a reality. I’m so ecstatic that I got #accepted!” wrote @bernicedignacio.

And from @xoxoKarinaH_BTR: “Woo hoo happy to say that this fall I shall attend @SJSU :D.” We’re happy too!

Admissions packages will be sent via U.S. mail to frosh and transfers beginning Feb. 26. Graduate and international admissions are still underway. You can follow the action on the SJSU Enrollment Services Facebook page.

Coming up next is Admitted Spartan Day on April 13, when we’ll open campus to to all prospective students and their families.

Then there’s the national intent-to-enroll deadline on May 1. That’s when students let colleges and universities know their final decision on where they’re headed for fall 2013.

All new frosh and transfers will be invited to orientation, including an overnight stay in campus housing for all frosh during weekly sessions this summer.

We’re still fine tuning our forecast for fall 2013, but during fall 2012, SJSU ended up enrolling more than 3,400 frosh and 3,100 transfers.

Unfortunately, SJSU did make the very difficult decision to turn away 6,500 applicants who failed to meet impaction thresholds in their chosen majors.

San Jose State continues to receive far more applications for admission than can be accommodated due to state budget cuts.

Admissions impaction criteria remains in place, which means applicants are admitted into their majors on a space available basis.

The good news for those who were admitted is Proposition 30 seeks to minimize tuition increases. View current SJSU tuition and fees.