Program Admissions

CSULB Admission

Students that already hold a bachelor's degree or whom will be graduating with their degree (bachelors or masters) at the end of the current semester should apply to CSULB for the semester they wish to begin taking credential courses. ITEP Liberal Studies students do not need to reapply to the university. Please be aware that a SSN or ITIN number is required to obtain a Certificate of Clearance and apply to the Credential Program.

  • The CSULB deadline for Fall 2023 admission to the University is June 1, 2023. 
    *International Student Admission Deadline for Fall 2023 admission is April 1, 2023.
  • The CSULB deadline for Spring 2024 admission to the University is November 1, 2023.
    *International Student Admission Deadline for Spring 2024 admission is October 1, 2023.

The University application deadline is firm.  Applications to the university will NOT be accepted after the deadline.  Candidates that miss the university deadline may attend through Open University until the next application period. Please be aware that admission to the university does not constitute admission to the program. Candidates must also submit the MSCP Program Application as indicated below and participate in an interview with program faculty the semester they are enrolled in pre-requisite courses. This is a second and separate application from the Cal State Apply online application. 

Instructions on how to apply to CSULB are available.

Application Deadlines

After enrolling in the program prerequisite courses, students who meet the admission criteria may submit an application to the Multiple Subject Credential Program to be considered for admission.  This application is separate from the University application.

Credential Program Application Periods:

To Begin Pedagogy Courses in: Priority Application Deadline Final Application Deadline
Spring November 1st December 1st @ 5pm

UTEACH Pathway - Begins Fall Semester Only


March 15 @ 5pm

2023-2024 Deadline EXTENDED to June 1, 2023 @ 5pm

Summer April 1st

May 1 @ 5pm


June 1st July 1st @ 5pm

*Program applications will be accepted after priority deadlines on a space available bases.

Complete credential program application packets must be submitted online using the MSCP Application One Drive file upload.  The MSCP application and instructions for submitting are available below under Program Application Requirements.