MARA 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.
Please be advised that our school makes decisions on an application as soon as all of the documentation has been received. We do not review all applications at one time after the deadline. Earliest applications will be decided before later ones are received.
Application Period for Fall 2020
- Opens: Oct. 1, 2019
- Closes: June 1, 2020
- Document Deadline: June 20, 2020
Special Notice Regarding Document Deadline: Fall 2020 Applicants who cannot get an official transcript by the deadline for one or more institutions listed on their application (due to an office closure at their institution), need to contact Cynthia Nanquil at SJSU Graduate Admissions to request an extension.
Application Period for Spring 2021
- Opens: Aug. 1, 2020
- Closes: Dec. 1, 2020
- Document Deadline: Dec. 20, 2020
Graduating with Bachelor’s Degree in Spring 2020?
If you are graduating in spring 2020 with a bachelor’s degree and want to begin the MARA program in fall 2020, you can apply for admission by the deadline. You will need to submit transcripts with your most recent grades. The SJSU 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 office, your GPA will once again be calculated to ensure it has not dropped below 3.0. Your final transcript with degree posted must be received before the first day of your first semester. Financial aid will not be distributed until your final transcript has been received and you have been admitted unconditionally. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions.