MARA Application Deadlines


Application Deadlines — MARA

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 Spring 2024

  • Opens: Aug. 1, 2023
  • Closes: Dec. 1, 2023
  • Document Deadline: Dec. 20, 2023

Application Period for Fall 2024

  • Opens: Oct. 1, 2023
  • Closes: May 1, 2024
  • Document Deadline: May 20, 2024

Graduating with Bachelor’s Degree in Fall 2023?

If you are graduating in fall 2023 with a bachelor’s degree and want to begin the MARA program in spring 2024, 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 with further questions.