ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS- TRANSFER
EARN ENOUGH UNITS TO REACH JUNIOR STATUS (UPPER DIVISION TRANSFER)
Complete 60 or more transferable semester units or 90 or more quarter units by the end of the Spring term. . Learn more about transfer planning, including courses that are accepted at SJSU, at http://transfer.sjsu.edu
Transfer Associate Degree
At SJSU, a California Community College student who has earned the Associate in Arts degree for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science degree for Transfer (AS-T) will receive priority admission consideration into a similar baccalaureate degree program as long as the student meets all the admission requirements.
Transfers with the AA-T or AS-T degree who do not meet SJSU's impaction standards (based on their intended major) are not guaranteed admission in a specific major or campus, but will receive priority admission consideration at their local CSU to a program or major that is similar to their associate degree.
EARN A COLLEGE GRADE POINT AVERAGE OF 2.00 OR BETTER IN ALL TRANSFERABLE COURSES
Be in good standing at the last college or university attended.
COMPLETE 30 SEMESTER UNITS (45 QUARTER UNITS) OF GENERAL EDUCATION, INCLUDING FOUR BASIC SKILLS COURSES
Complete your four basic skills courses as early as possible.
The four basic skills courses and 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter units) must be completed by the end of the spring term to be eligible for admission to the fall term.
You must earn a "C-" or higher grade in each basic skills course.
You will not be allowed to register until we have received an official transcript showing that you have passed the four basic skills courses.
SUPPLEMENTAL CRITERIA - TRANSFER APPLICANTS
For most majors (degree programs), transfer applicants are ranked by self-reported GPA per degree program and admitted in sufficient numbers to meet the capacity for that program.
Select programs will admit students based on a combination of their self-reported GPA and the completion of program-specific, lower division coursework. The programs that have identified major preparation coursework as supplemental criteria in the admission process are noted in the degrees section. For these select programs, if two applicants to the same program have the same GPA, preference will be given to the applicant who has completed the greater number of program-specific preparation courses. Similarly, if two applicants have completed the same number of program-specific preparation courses, preference will be given to the applicant with the higher GPA.
The major specific course that will be considered in the admission process for these programs are listed at sjsu.edu/admissions/impaction
EXPLORE SJSU MAJORS
Guardian Scholars @ SJSU
Guardian Scholars serves former foster and homeless youth attending San Jose State University. It continues to provide support and resources to incoming freshman, transfer and continuing students by helping them on their path to success at San Jose State University. We work in collaboration with many of the student support programs on campus, and community services off campus.
We have been successful in supporting Guardian Scholars’ students through ongoing coaching and mentoring, building a social community, and helping students chart a course toward graduation. We help the students to connect and build relationships with other students with similar backgrounds and life experiences.
EOP is designed for undergraduate students that are considered California residents or AB540 students with a history of low-income (as determined by the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application) and from an educationally disadvantaged background.
Students must be the first generation of their family to earn a four year college degree. The students' parents cannot have earned a Bachelor's degree in any country. Income criteria is calculated by the CSU and is posted on the income criteria page.
To transfer from Cabrillo, YOU MUST MEET ALL IGETC criteria with:
GRADE POINT AVERAGE OF 2.00 OR BETTER IN ALL TRANSFERABLE COURSES
Selection CriteriaTo be considered for admission by UC Santa Cruz, junior-level transfer students must have completed the following
Other criteria that may be considered by UCSC include:
EXPLORE UCSC MAJORS
THE SMITH RENAISSANCE SOCIETY
The mission of the Smith Renaissance Society is to create a cross-generational community that provides academic, personal, social and financial support to UCSC students who lack the traditional family support afforded to most of their peers. Typically, these students have multiple adverse childhood experiences including, but not limited to, neglect, abuse, abandonment, or homelessness. Students may identify as being current or former foster youth, wards of the court, runaways, orphans, children of incarcerated parents, or children of parents with severe mental illness.
Smith Collegiate Fellows are UCSC students who belong to a community of caring friends and mentors committed to their personal and academic success. On graduation, Collegiate Fellows continue to belong to a friendly network to provide contacts and encouragement as they head to graduate school or careers.
Senior Fellows are members of the Smith community, including mentors, donors, and Smith alumni who do the work of the Society. Led by the Board of Directors made up of Smith graduates as well as current and retired faculty and staff, the Society offers financial aid, mentoring, help navigating the University’s academic and administrative systems, priority enrollment in classes, academic and emotional support, priority year-round housing, social activities, and the chance to reach out to youth in the foster care system and local homeless shelters.
Based in Services for Transfer and Re-entry Students (STARS) in Kresge College, the Smith Renaissance Society created California’s first university-based comprehensive path to college admission for foster youths and other independent students. Most Collegiate Fellows graduate, and many go on to excel in professional careers and graduate programs.
If you are a Smith Renaissance Society student and need advising or assistance, or if you are a student and would like to find out how to become a part of the Smith Renaissance Society, please contact:
Sally Lester, Staff Liaison, firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Moya, Interim Student Advisor, email@example.com
Page and Eloise Smith Scholastic Society and Scholarship
The Smith Society helps students without families achieve their dream of a college education. The Smith Society supports former foster youth, orphans, wards of the court, homeless, and runaway youth by offering: