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Tutorials and Tips for Applying

Please find below helpful tutorials and resources for applying to College of Education graduate programs:

  • Cal State Apply Tutorials (PDF)
  • Resources for Statement of Purpose
  • Resources for updating or creating a Résumé

If you have any questions or need help with the application process for a College of Education program, please contact the Graduate Studies Office at ced-gradstudies@csulb.edu.

 

Cal State Apply Tutorials

Have questions about completing your application on Cal State Apply?  We have helpful tutorials!

For Master's Degree or Master's Degree + Advanced Credential Applicants:

For Advanced Credential-Only program Applicants:

For technical assistance, contact Cal State Apply Customer Service Monday-Friday, 6am-5pm at CalStateApply@liaisoncas.com or (857) 304-2087. Cal State Apply also has a helpful tutorial 

 

Resources for Statement of Purpose

Need help with writing or editing your statement of purpose? Please visit these websites for tips and resources:  

  • CSULB Graduate Center (GC): a centralized source of information for graduate programs and application procedures; student funding; and graduate writing support. The GC provides free, individualized support with applying to graduate programs, including writing the statement of purpose. Upcoming GC workshops.
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): offers free global support through online reference materials and services, including assistance with writing the statement of purpose.  
  • Duke- The Graduate School: offers tips and suggestions for preparing a strong personal statement and application for graduate school.

Resources for updating or creating a Résumé

Need help with preparing your résumé? Please visit these websites for tips and resources:  

  • CSULB Graduate Center (GC): is a centralized source of information for graduate programs; application procedures and deadlines; student funding; and graduate writing support. The GC provides free, individualized support with applying to graduate programs including preparing the résumé. Please visit their website to schedule a virtual appointment or to attend an upcoming workshop: Graduate Center (GC).
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): The Purdue OWL offers free global support through online reference materials and services, including assistance with preparing a résumé. 
  • CSULB Career Development Center: The Career Development Center offers online resources for developing a résumé.

Resources for Recommendations

Please review these helpful tips regarding recommendations.