SJSU Proposes Admissions Policy Changes

Pat Harris, Media Relations, 408-924-1748

San Jose State University is considering changes to guidelines that would affect transfer students seeking admission to the university in fall 2016 and after. This change does not affect students who have already applied for admission to the university.

Transfers students are currently admitted based only on grade point average. SJSU is considering evaluating transfer students applying to specific programs based on their academic preparation. These students are expected to complete certain courses prior to entering SJSU at the junior level.

Our data show students are entering SJSU without fully completing the preparatory coursework, and subsequently taking longer to complete their degrees. Transfer students are enrolling in preparatory courses, limiting availability of these courses for freshman students. This change would allow more students to make timely progress to graduation.

Anyone may comment on these proposed changes. SJSU will hold three public meetings to discuss this proposed change:

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 3-5 p.m.

SJSU Student Union Theater

Monday, March 2, 2015, 3-5 p.m.

West Valley College Fox Technology Center, Room 120

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

SJSU Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, Room 189

A website has been established to provide details. Comments may be submitted online.

San Jose State — Silicon Valley’s largest institution of higher learning with 30,000 students and 3,740 employees — is part of the California State University system. SJSU’s 154-acre downtown campus anchors the nation’s 10th largest city.