BSISDA Advising


Advising — BS in Information Science and Data Analytics
Transfer Students

The university’s Student Outreach and Recruitment office is available on live chat or via Zoom to assist with questions about San José State University and its programs, as well as the admissions process.

The College of Professional and Global Education Student Success Center is here to help undergraduate students in the college achieve academic success. Advisors can work with students to develop plans that help them attain their personal, educational, and professional goals through academic advising as well as peer mentoring and tutoring. Advisors will also provide guidance on academic probation and other SJSU policies and procedures.

Advising appointments are available virtually and there are also opportunities for virtual drop-in advising. 

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

Academic Probation and Disqualification


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.

Academic Probation

An undergraduate student is on Academic Probation 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 “Academic Probation.” A status of Academic Probation indicates that the student is not performing to minimum undergraduate GPA standards and may be disqualified from the university.

Once on academic probation, 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: S16-6.

Take Note

  • The BS ISDA degree completion program for transfer students runs only in Special Session (completely online).
  • Fees are $450 a unit.
  • Advising is conducted online.
  • Students are eligible for some campus services only (i.e library, tutoring).
  • Attending orientation after admission to the program is required.
  • Students may be eligible for financial aid.

Already Attending San José State University?

Students already attending the university 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 completing a Cal State Apply Application. The same policy applies to students who are enrolled in an SJSU Online program (special session) and would like to transition to an SJSU in-person program (state-side). This change would require you to reapply through Cal State Apply. There are no exceptions to this policy.

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

  • Fees are $450 a unit in Special Session.
  • Students in Special Session are eligible for federal financial aid (Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loans). Special Session students are NOT eligible for state financial aid (State University Grant, Cal Grant, EOP, Middle Class Scholarship).
  • Students in Special Session are no longer able to use campus services (apart from the library).