BSISDA Advising


Advising and change of major information — BS in Information Science and Data Analytics
Current and transfer students

For current students in all programs, advising appointments are available virtually and are scheduled via Spartan Connect.


For transfer students, the counselors in the SJSU Online office are available to assist with questions about San José State University and its programs, as well as the admissions process.

Students can also contact Dr. Frank Cervone, BSISDA program coordinator, with any content questions related to course selection and career path.

University Academic Notice and Disqualification

GPA requirements

All undergraduate students are required to maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to remain in good academic standing and to graduate. 

The overall GPA is different from a semester GPA. The overall GPA is your cumulative GPA that you earn starting from the first semester as an undergraduate student at SJSU. It is the GPA that takes into account the GPA earned for all previous semesters. The semester GPA is your GPA that is calculated on a semester-by-semester basis.

University Academic Notice

An undergraduate student is on University Academic Notice if the SJSU GPA falls below 2.0.

If an undergraduate student is currently in good standing, and at the end of a semester their overall GPA falls below 2.0, they will be placed on “University Academic Notice”. A status of Academic Notice indicates that the student is not performing to minimum undergraduate GPA standards and may be disqualified from the university.

Once on University Academic Notice, undergraduate students are subject to disqualification if they fail to earn a SJSU term GPA of 2.0 or better each semester until a SJSU cumulative GPA of 2.0 is again established. See:

Some things to note
  • The 2-year BS ISDA degree completion program for transfer students is completely online and runs in special session.
  • Tuition and fees for the 2-year program are currently $450 a unit (credit hour).
  • Tuition and fees for the 4-year program are available from the Bursar’s office (
  • All advising is conducted online.
  • Students in the 2-year program are only eligible for some on campus services (i.e library, tutoring).
  • Attending orientation after admission to the program is required.
  • Students may be eligible for financial aid. Eligibility will depend on the program they are enrolled in.

Requirements for a change of major to a BSISDA program

Students already attending the university and have 60 credit hours or more who wish to complete their bachelor’s degree by majoring in Information Science and Data Analytics can change from Regular Session to Special Session by contacting the SJSU Online advising team for more information.

Students who are enrolled in an SJSU Online program (special session) and would like to transition to an SJSU in-person program (regular session) must reapply to the university by completing a Cal State Apply Application.

Student who are enrolled in a regular session program and want to switch to the BSISDA 4-year regular session program, should complete this form

However, it is important to read the information on the request form carefully and note:

  • Students requesting a change of major must not be on University Academic Notice and must have a SJSU cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater regardless of program selected.
  • According to Presidential Directive 2009­-05, change of major applications submitted by students who have earned 90 units or more will not be considered.
  • Tuition is currently $450 a unit for the program via SJSU Online. Fees for regular session programs vary and are available from the Bursar (
  • Students in Special Session are eligible for federal financial aid (Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loans) but are ineligible for other types of financial aid such as state financial aid (State University Grant, EOP, Middle Class Scholarship).