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Application Process

Graduates students must apply to the university AND to the Teacher Librarian Services credential program by the deadline. Admissions decisions are made at the program level by the faulty.

It is essential to follow the guidelines for applying to both the university and the program.

The application packet and deadlines may be found on the Deadlines and Application Packets page.

If you have questions about completing the university or program application, please contact the Graduate Studies Office at 562-985-8476 or ced-gradstudies@csulb.edu.

Application Procedures

Step 1: Apply to the University

You must submit a Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Admissions Application online at Cal State Apply accompanied by the $55 nonrefundable application fee by the program application deadline. The Graduate Studies Office has created a tutorial with tips for submitting the university application on Cal State Apply. For technical assistance with the university application, please contact the Cal State Apply Help Desk: (857) 304-2087 or CalStateApply@liaisoncas.com

Once the university application has been submitted, applicants can track their university application in the Applicant Self Service portal, found at: http://www.csulb.edu/admissions/applicant-self-service.

Transcripts

You must submit 1 set of official transcripts for ALL colleges and universities attended to Enrollment Services. This includes all community college(s) attended, bachelor’s degree(s) coursework, and all post-baccalaureate or extension coursework. Note that if you received your bachelor’s degree from CSULB and have not attended any other university or college since, you will most likely not need to provide transcripts.

Deliver official transcripts to Enrollment Services by any of the following methods: (1) electronically, (2) mail, or (3) drop-off in person.

Official transcripts may be submitted electronically directly from a U.S. college or university to ES-IDPTrans@csulb.edu.

Official transcripts may be delivered in a sealed envelope to the address below:

Enrollment Services/Admissions
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840

You are not required to submit transcripts to the College of Education. It is critical that you submit your university application and the transcripts prior to the program application deadline. This will allow the College of Education faculty and staff access to your transcripts as part of the review of your program application.

Step 2: Apply specifically to the Teacher Librarian Services credential program 

The application packet and deadlines may be found on the Deadlines and Application Packets page. All program application materials must be received by the application deadline.

Applications may be submitted in-person or via traditional mail. Electronic submissions are not accepted. Send materials to the College of Education Graduate Studies Office as one complete packet containing all documents listed on the Application Checklist:

California State University, Long Beach
College of Education, Graduate Studies Office
1250 Bellflower Boulevard, EED-7
Long Beach, CA 90840-2201

Please do not submit program application items separately. The College of Education Graduate Studies Office will send you an email once they have processed your application.

Step 3: Application Review

The Admissions Committee will review applications four weeks after the deadline. The Program Coordinator may contact you with questions about your application. 

Step 4: Notification

Applicants will be notified by e-mail of the Admission Committee decision regarding admittance to the program. Candidates who are offered admission will be invited to a mandatory orientation meeting.