Application Deadlines

The deadlines listed refer to the date by which applications, application fees, and transcripts must be received. They do not refer to the postmark date.

Important note: Apply as early as possible within the time frames listed below. The SJSU School of Information makes decisions on an application as soon as all of the documentation has been received. The school does not review all applications at one time after the deadline. Earliest applications will be decided before later ones are received.

Application Period for Spring 2019

Regular Session  (zip codes: 939xx - 958xx)

  • (Tent.) Opens: Aug. 1, 2018
  • (Tent.) Closes: Nov. 1, 2018
  • (Tent.) Document Deadline: Nov. 20, 2018

Special Session (for students who live outside of zip codes 939xx - 958xx  (e.g., Southern California, the rest of the United States, and the world.))

  • (Tent.) Opens: Aug. 1, 2018
  • (Tent.) Closes: Dec. 1, 2018
  • (Tent.) Document Deadline: Dec. 20, 2018 

Fees for Special Session students are $474 per unit (with no additional campus fees). You can compare Regular Session and Special Session fees by viewing this fee comparison chart.

You also need to be aware that if you want to receive a CSU employee fee waiver or a CalVet fee waiver, or if you plan to apply for a Cal Grant, you cannot receive that aid as a Special Session student. Special Session students are eligible for federal financial aid. See the Application Process page for more information about CSU and CalVet fee waivers.

If you have questions, please contact SJSU iSchool Student Services Team

Graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Fall 2018?

If you are graduating in Fall of 2018 with a bachelor's degree and want to begin our MLIS program in Spring 2019, you can apply for admission by the deadline. You will need to submit transcripts with your most recent grades (Spring of 2018). The Graduate Admissions office will calculate your GPA based on your last 60 semester (90 quarter) units. If your GPA is 3.0 or higher, you will be admitted on a provisional basis and given another deadline to submit your final transcript with degree posted. Once your final transcript is received by SJSU Graduate Admissions, your GPA will once again be calculated to ensure it has not dropped below 3.0. Contact: with further questions. Financial Aid will not be distributed until your final transcript has been received and you have been admitted unconditionally.

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