At the end of each semester, instructors have one to two weeks to complete and file grade rosters. Admissions and Records then processes the grades. This procedure takes at least two weeks. Check MySJSU (opens in new window) and the SJSU Registrar’s Calendar for the date when grades will become available.
SJSU does not mail grades. You must check for your grades online.
Effective Spring 2009, all core classes must be completed with a grade of B (88%) or better. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt a student will be placed on administrative probation. The student must repeat the class the following semester. If -on the second attempt- the student does not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) they will be disqualified. (See required grade details.)
Also, only classes with a grade of C or higher (in graded courses) can be put on a candidacy form and used for the MLIS or MARA degrees.
See the SJSU Catalog – Graduate Information and Requirements for information on minimum GPA, academic probation, University disqualification, and reinstatement.
Note: The SJSU School of Information does not accept reinstatement petitions from disqualified students.
Also see Academic Probation and Disqualification.
Required Grade Details
B Required in Core Classes
Effective for students entering Spring 2009 onwards, core classes — INFO 200, 202, 204 — have to be completed with a grade of B (88%) or higher. These three classes are the core from which the rest of the curriculum evolves. They focus on underlying philosophies. In addition INFO 200 is accepted by the University as the equivalent of its graduate writing exam.
Grades are posted on MySJSU, which is accessed via one.SJSU portal.
NOTE: It is strictly against University policy for the iSchool Office to give out student grades. The iSchool Office will not give out grades over the phone, e-mail, or in-person. Instructors may choose to personally notify students of their grades.
RD: Report Delayed
Read the iSchool memo on grievance categories and process steps: Student Appeal Process.
See the University’s policy on grade appeals (Student Fairness Dispute Resolution, section IV): http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S07-6.pdf.