Approvals and Accreditation
San Jose Polytechnic University is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
The complete San Jose Polytechnic University General Catalog is available on the SJPU website or in print from the Office of Admission. The catalog is the official publication containing the University’s policies and procedures, and students are expected to be familiar with its contents. All University policies and procedures are contained in the catalog for the information of prospective and current students. If you have any questions regarding the contents of the General Catalog, do not hesitate to speak with the Academic Dean.
As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.
The San Jose Polytechnic University catalog, pursuant to section 94909 of the California Education Code, shall be updated annually. Annual updates may be made by the use of supplements or inserts accompanying the catalog. If changes in educational programs, educational services, procedures, or policies required to be included in the catalog by statute or regulation are implemented before the issuance of the annually updated
catalog, those changes shall be reflected at the time they are made in supplements or inserts accompanying the catalog.
Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833 or P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818, www.bppe.ca.gov, (888) 370- 7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.
San Jose Polytechnic University is not an accredited university
Prospective students should be aware that as graduates of an unaccredited school you may face restrictions that could include difficulty in obtaining employment positions in or outside of California and difficulty in obtaining a teaching job or appointment at an accredited college or university. It may also be difficult to find work positions for some federal government or other public agencies. All the following may apply;
- (A) Whether a graduate of the degree program will be eligible to sit for the applicable licensure exam in California and other states.
- (B) A degree program that is unaccredited or a degree from an unaccredited institution is not
recognized for some employment positions, including, but not limited to, positions with the State of California.
- (C) That a student enrolled in an unaccredited institution is not eligible for federal financial aid
San Jose Polytechnic University is a ‘for-profit,’ privately owned institution legally incorporated in the State of California.
San Jose Polytechnic University does not have a pending petition in bankruptcy, or operating as a debtor in possession, or a petition within the preceding five years, or a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C Sec.1101 et seq.).