Post-Master's Certificate Student Checklist – Spring 2024

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Post-Master's Certificate Program Students Checklist
Before the semester begins
Update your home computing environment to meet the standards required by the school. Two Factor Authentication: All students taking iSchool classes are required to have a smartphone that supports the free DUO Mobile App for two factor authentication login to the one.SJSU portal.
Obtain your class textbooks. Six weeks prior to the beginning of semester you will be able to find out what textbooks (if any) are required for your classes.
If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, register with the Accessible Education Center (AEC) as soon as possible. The AEC will communicate with your instructor(s) at the start of the semester. See iSchool Accessibility Policy for more information.
Read your course syllabus. Syllabi will be available no less than two weeks prior to the first day of class. You may be able to access your course syllabus early to find out how the course will be run, what the assignments are, etc. If your class isn't linked yet, you can check again at a later date, or you can look for your instructor's course in a previous semester.
Watch the News and Happenings sections of our School home page to see what students and faculty are up to.
Access to one.SJSU and fees
Once admitted, you will have access to one.SJSU. The School will request from you your career pathway selection and email you the name and contact information for your Faculty Advisor. You may contact your advisor for course planning assistance. You will be sent an email with information on how to complete a web form to request class permission numbers to use for class registration on the MySJSU site. Check class information on the iSchool class schedules rather than in MySJSU. Important details are included in the iSchool schedules which are not found in MySJSU. Once you have registered, you will need to pay the fees for the classes: $525 a unit. Locate payment deadlines in the "Finances" section of your MySJSU Student Center Web page. Fees will be due within 21 days of enrollment. The University does not send bills or reminders for payment. Make sure to check on MySJSU for fees and due dates. If you do not pay on time, you may be dropped from your classes. Keep in mind that the drop deadline has nothing to do with refunds! For refund policy, including prorated fees owed, based on the date dropped, see: If you drop your classes after the refund deadline, or during the prorated refund period, you would still owe tuition for the classes you were enrolled in. Visit the Bursar's site to learn about methods of payment. A late fee of $25 will be applied by the Bursar if you have to add a class late -- on the first day of instruction or after, up until the add deadline.

Login to your new email address. (Learn about this by seeing SJSU's Email, Calendar, and Google Suite page and scrolling down to the FAQs.) The university will set up a new email address for you no later than 6 weeks before the start of the semester. Once it is created, it will automatically become your preferred email address for university communications. It is very important that you check it regularly or set up forwarding to a personal email address.

Note: The courses in this program are difficult and require substantial work and time. The course workload is normally three hours per unit per week with one of the hours used for lecture. Some courses may require more time depending on the complexity of the material. Most students carry between one to three courses per semester. Other obligations such as work and family should be carefully considered when deciding how many courses to take. Dropping classes after the deadlines can be problematic and expensive. We recommend that you be conservative in the number of classes you take during your first semester.

SJSU policy states that students must be active in their course sites within the first day of instruction of a class, or have contacted the instructor in the first 48 hours after the first day of instruction, or the student is at risk of being dropped from the class.

Your Canvas account will be activated by the university after registering for your classes and before the start of your INFO 203 course. Complete the Getting Started with Canvas Guide link goes to non-SJSU web site in order to prepare for the semester.

All students will be enrolled in the Certificate Students Advising and Resource Center Canvas course site, your "home room" for administrative processes, enrollment announcements, and other resources.

Note: Some instructors do not use Canvas. In that case you will be added to whichever platform is in use.

Complete the Online Title IX Training/Sexual Violence Prevention for Undergraduate/Graduate Students
All incoming graduate students must complete the federally mandated course. It is a 60 minute online training course. Check your MySJSU account for a message with instructions needed to complete the course. You MUST complete the course by the deadline given in the message to avoid having a hold placed by the University on your registration for future semesters. This is a CSU and federal directive that is not administered in any way by the School of Information. Questions regarding your completion status with the requirement can be directed to: 408-924-6202. For additional information, see
INFO 203
All certificate options require INFO 203 (1 unit). You will be given the permission number to enroll yourself. The class begins on January 8th. You are strongly encouraged to begin the class on this date and work to complete it well before the course deadline on February 20th. More information about INFO 203 can be found here.
Obtain this semester's iSchool Restricted Materials login from your instructor.