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Important Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines & Consideration Periods - Multiple  & Single Subjects Programs
Spring 2023 (Application Deadlines have Passed) Fall 2023
Early Consideration Deadline: August 8, 2022

Early Consideration Deadline: February 13, 2023

Priority Consideration Deadline: September 12, 2022

Priority Consideration Deadline: March 13, 2023

Late Consideration Deadline: October 10, 2022

Late Consideration Deadline: April 10, 2023

Application Deadlines & Consideration Periods - Special Education
Spring 2023               Fall 2023
November 14, 2022 June 5, 2023

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. THE P.A.F. DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED TO THE PROGRAM MATERIALS QUADRANT OF THE CAL STATE APPLY APPLICATION.

To view a list of important dates for the academic year, visit the Academic Calendar.

Credential Program Admissions provides assistance with the process of your application for admission to the Multiple Subject, Single Subject and Special Education credential programs. Admission into these programs is initiated with the submission of a complete Program Admissions File (P.A.F.).

For further Program Admissions information, instructions and forms, please select the appropriate hyperlink program requirements from the list below:


Multiple Subject, Single Subject and Special Education Credential programs must attend a mandatory information session. Please see available dates and times on our Attend an Information Session page

Certificate of Clearance Instructions

Submission Information

It is recommended that you upload your P.A.F. and all required documentation to the Fourth Quadrant of your Cal State Apply Application under Documents. Official transcripts should be turned in to College of Education Admissions, CE 102.  NOTE: Palm Desert Campus (PDC) credential candidates may submit their official document(s) to the PDC Office to be forwarded to the College of Education Student Services. The admission process will take approximately 5 - 10 business days from the date the P.A.F. was accepted and results of the decision will be mailed to you.

NOTE: Once your P.A.F. has been submitted to Program Admissions, the contents cannot be retrieved or duplicated therefore we recommend that you keep copies of all documentation prior to submitting your P.A.F.