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Subject Matter Waiver Evaluations

CSU Chancellor's Office Executive Order 1077 grants CSU campuses the authority to evaluate transcripts from non-CSU, non CTC-approved subject matter programs for subject matter competency in exceptional cases only.  If you plan to use coursework from a non-CSU, non CTC-approved program to complete all or part of your Single Subject Credential Program at CSULB, please see your subject area advisor regarding your subject matter requirement. For a list of approved subject area programs, you may view the CTC website

You may request a subject matter evaluation if you completed an approved subject matter preparation program or completed a degree in your subject.  Please note that earning a bachelor's degree does not necessarily mean meeting subject matter competency.  We cannot process any incomplete evaluation requests.  To request the evaluation, submit the following to our office in EED, Room 67:

•   Subject Matter Waiver Evaluation Form  Subject Matter Waiver Evaluation Form (PDF)
•   Copies of official transcripts that include relevant courses
•   The evaluation fee, if applicable (cash or Money Order only, NO Personal Checks)
•   Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope

Evaluations take approximately 4-6 weeks to be processed during the Fall and Spring semesters. Please allow longer processing time during the summer.  The results will be mailed to you if you provide a self-stamped envelope.  If you have any questions about which programs we evaluate, please feel free to contact our office directly.

Here’s a reference table to determine how much it will cost to approve and evaluate your coursework:

Did you complete all your  coursework at CSULB?**

Here’s how much you’ll pay:

Yes

No Fee

No

$50

** Please note if you completed any portion of your coursework at any other institution besides CSULB you will be required to pay a $50 fee.

Please mail all materials to the following address:

          California State University, Long Beach
          Teacher Preparation Advising Center

          1250 Bellflower Blvd. EED-67
          Long Beach, CA 90840-2201