MLIS Application Deadlines


Application Deadlines — MLIS

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 2023

Regular Session (zip codes: 939xx – 958xx)

  • Opens: Oct. 1, 2022
  • Closes: May 1, 2023
  • Document Deadline: May 20, 2023

Special Session (for students who live outside of zip codes 939xx – 958xx (e.g., Southern California, the rest of the United States, and the world.)

  • Opens: Oct. 1, 2022
  • Closes: May 1, 2023
  • Document Deadline: May 20, 2023

Fees for Special Session students are $474 per unit (with no additional campus fees). You can compare Regular Session and Special Session fees by viewing this fee comparison chart.

Please note that if you want to receive a CSU employee fee waiver or a CalVet fee waiver, or if you plan to apply for a Cal Grant, you cannot receive that aid as a Special Session student. Special Session students are eligible for federal financial aid. If you have questions, please contact the Student Services Team

Graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spring 2023?

If you are graduating in spring 2023 with a bachelor’s degree and want to begin the MLIS program in fall 2023, you can apply for admission by the deadline. You will need to submit official transcripts with your most recent grades by the document deadline. 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 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.