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Admissions Requirements and How to Apply

Dual Language for Academic Literacy (Certificate)

How to Apply

  1. Cal State Apply University Application: Complete the University application at

    Are you having trouble with the Cal State Apply application?  If so email right away for assistance.

  2. Request official transcript(s): Request official transcript(s) to be sent to SDSU Graduate Admissions:

    Graduate Admissions
    SDSU - Enrollment Services
    5500 Campanile Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92182-7416

    Electronic Transcript Formats
    SDSU accepts electronic transcripts in PDF or EDI format.  

    Transcripts must be sent by the Institution
    When requesting an electronic transcript you can choose San Diego State University on the selection menu or have them sent to:  SDSU will not accept transcripts emailed from students.

  3. Program Application: The link to this program application will be available within the Cal State Apply application, but you can also access it with the Program Application button below: 

Items Requested in Program Application

Please gather the items below and have them ready to upload to the Program application:

  1. Teaching Credential: You will be required to enter the Credential Document Number from your teaching credential.  If you are finishing a credential program currently you can enter the date when you will be finished.

  2. Statement of Purpose: Upload a 500-800 word writing sample (double-spaced with 12 point font) that addresses the following:
    Your background or experiences working in diverse school and community settings
    How the certificate program can contribute to your further learning and development.
    Your goals as a graduate student and educational professional.

  3. Letter of Recommendation: Contact one individual who you have interacted with professionally and would be able to write a letter of recommendation for you. Recommenders will submit their letters directly into the Online Program application.


If you have questions about the application process or program itself, contact or visit the Dual Language Certificate Homepage.

Important Dates for Fall 2018 Admissions

Item Due Due Date 
 Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1, 2017)
 March 1, 2018
 Program application March 1, 2018
 Transcripts due April 1, 2018
College of Education Office of Student Services