Important Application Deadlines
|Fall 2022 (Application Deadlines Have Passed)||Spring 2023|
|Early Consideration Deadline: February 10, 2022||
Early Consideration Deadline: August 8, 2022
|Priority Consideration Deadline: March 10, 2022||
Priority Consideration Deadline: September 12, 2022
|Late Consideration Deadline: April 21, 2022||
Late Consideration Deadline: October 10, 2022
|Fall 2022||Spring 2023|
|June 4, 2022||November 14, 2022|
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 - Liberal Studies Integrated Track
- Multiple Subject
- Multiple Subject with Bilingual Added Authorization
- Single Subject
- Early Childhood Special Education P.A.F.
- Mild to Moderate Support Needs P.A.F.
- Extensive Support Needs P.A.F.
- Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization
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.
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.