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Application Process

Candidates must apply by the published deadline, be admitted, and matriculate into the university in order to be eligible to complete the Teacher Librarian Services Credential. 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, please contact the College of Education Graduate Studies Office at Video conferencing is also available Monday – Friday 9AM-5PM, please email us to set up an appointment.

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 nonrefundable application fee by the program application deadline.  If you are applying for Spring 2020, the nonrefundable application fee is $55.  If you are applying for Fall 2020, the nonrefundable application fee is $70.  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 or

Once the university application has been submitted, applicants can track their university application in the Applicant Self Service portal, found at:


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. You will be notified by Enrollment Services if a transcript is needed.

Submit official transcripts to Enrollment Services either (1) electronically or (2) mail.

(1) Official transcripts may be submitted electronically directly from a U.S. college or university to

(2) 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 Graduate Studies Office. 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.

Submit program application materials to the Graduate Studies Office electronically via email to:

NOTE: Letter of Recommendation forms and narrative letters should be submitted directly by recommenders via email to

The College of Education Graduate Studies Office will send you an email once we have processed your application. Please note that this may take several days.

Step 3: Application Review

The Admissions Committee will review applications four to six 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.