Application for SJPU Certification programs
Application for IC Layout and IC Physical Design Certification Program
A completed application for admission into the certificate courses offered at San Jose Polytechnic University (SJPU) require the successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in the U.S recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or a Bachelor’s degree granted from a university that has been recognized by the appropriate recognized government agency in that country.
The certificate programs at San Jose Polytechnic University (SJPU) are mainly designed for local residents who do not desire a degree and choose not to be a full time student.
International applicants who have received a bachelor’s degree from a non-English speaking country must submit original transcripts evaluated by a NACES approved agency and current scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) examination. Test scores over three years old will not be accepted as a graduate admission decision. These applicants must submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 550 for the paper based test, 213 for the computer based test or 79 for the internet based test (iBT) and the currently reported mean score for the Test of Spoken English (TSE). Please note that the Admissions Department may waive these requirements if English Language competency is demonstrated during the application or interview process.
An applicant to the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at SJPU must have completed at least a high school education or GED.
Students applying for admission to the ESL Program must observe the following admission procedures:
Complete and submit the application form to the SJPU Admissions Office. The application form is available in the Admissions Office.
Submit an official copy of high school diploma. In the absence of a high school diploma, submit an attestation statement and documentation evidencing completion of high school education such an official transcript or GED.
Pay the $50 application fee to the SJPU Admissions office. The application fee is non-refundable.
Prospective students’ applications will be reviewed and decided for admission on an individual basis and the student may be asked to provide additional evidence of academic proficiency.
Once a student is admitted to the ESL program, he or she will be enrolled in the ESL level appropriate to his or her current English proficiency as evaluated by the ESL Coordinator. US Residents do not need an F-1 Student Visa to study in the US. Neither do students who want to study part-time for a short period of time (less than 90 days). Other visa holders may be eligible to study full-time or part-time.
We understand that the visa restrictions are complicated and we are here to help you decide which program is the right one for you while meeting all of the restrictions of your visa. The good news is that the application process for each of these visas is exactly the same and very simple.
We are always here to help you through it. Students are required to take a placement test before registering for an ESL course at SJPU. The placement test measures the student’s performance in four skill areas:
a. Listening comprehension,
b. Grammatical knowledge,
c. Vocabulary range
d. Reading comprehension
In addition to the placement test, students will also be asked for a short writing sample. Shortly thereafter, students will meet individually with the Academic Coordinator to register for their course. The Academic Coordinator will review the results of the placement test, as well as the writing sample.
Although the placement test results generally dictate which level a student is placed into, the Academic Coordinator reserves the right to change that level if he or she feels that the student’s writing sample and spoken responses significantly differ from what would be expected from a student at that level.
Once a student’s level has been determined, the Academic Coordinator will point out to the student the different courses that they are eligible to take. Lower-level students are excluded from taking anything other than the appropriate beginner course, while higher-level students also have the advanced classes available to them.