Credential Program Admissions

There is a NEW application process that we are using. You will submit all of the described application materials through You do not need to submit additional materials to the Secondary Education department. Please refer to the pdf  titled: Program Admission RequirementsPDF File Opens in new window below for more information.

Before applying to the Single Subject Credential Program, you must attend an overview where detailed information is provided about program options and the application process. You will be asked to upload evidence that you attended the overview in your application documents in The overview is approximately an hour and a half. NO RSVP is required.  Currently all of our overviews are offered online via Zoom. The Zoom linkOpens in new window for the meeting is: in new window

If you are planning to take pre-requisites, please read the below:

Prerequisites can be taken at CSUF or at other institutions. They can be in progress at the time your application is submitted but must be completed before the start of the program. If taken at other schools, please check our course equivalency charts before enrolling to ensure you are selecting the correct courses. If you plan to take prerequisites at CSUF, you may take them through CSUF’s Extension program, Open University.

For more information about Open University (OU):

For instructions on enrollment through OU:

Overview Calendar

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PARKING During Overview

During the week, you may pay for parking by the hour at the kiosks in the parking structures.  Be sure to allow plenty of time to find parking and walking to the overview location.  We recommend paying for a minimum of 2-hours of parking. Overviews do begin on time and late attendees will be asked to return to attend the overview in full.


Application and supporting documents must be submitted by the following deadlines. Prerequisite courses may be in progress at time of application deadline, however, they must be complete before the start of the program. 

You may submit an application after the final priority deadline; however, admission decisions will be prioritized for those who submit an application by the stated priority deadline. If you submit an application after the priority deadline, you will be placed on a waitlist and your application will be processed if a space becomes available. If you have any questions regarding this process prior to submitting an application, please email


FALL ADMISSIONS PRIORITY DEADLINES (Application window opens August 1)
Completed Files Submitted by Interview Decision Notification
February 15                       March                   April 30
SPRING ADMISSIONS priority DEADLINES (application window opens october 1)
Completed Files Submitted by Interview Decision Notification
September 25 October November 30

 Applicants who are planning to apply for Financial AidOpens in new window should not wait until admission is granted. Apply for financial aid as soon as possible.



Important Web Links

Here are some external links you will need to access to complete the application process: