How To Apply

Spring 2017 deadline: July 1, 2016

Fall 2017 deadline: November 1, 2016 (NEW)

1. The forms will not work in Google Chrome.
2. An electronic signature (or handwritten signature) must be on the application form. To create an electronic signature, click in the red signature box, and fill out the short form to create the "electronic signature". You must be in Adobe Acrobat for this feature to work. 

A Font Signature WILL NOT be accepted.

3. If you can't get this to work, print the form, sign it, scan it, and email it to us prior to the deadline at

SFSU CLS recommendation form   

  • Recommendations from instructors of online courses will not be considered.
  • Recommendations from friends or family will not be considered.
  • Form must be signed by the student and recommender.
  • ONLY the LORs by recommenders listed on page 2 of the application, under references, will be considered.
  • Letters of Recommendation requests - helpful guidelines.


Your SFSU Graduate Application

  • CSU Mentor (SFSU Graduate Division application form)
  • Applications to CSU Mentor (aka Grad Division); opens on December 1st and closes on December 7th, 2016 for Fall 2017 admission
  • Official transcripts to Grad Division for ALL coursework, must be received by December 7, 2016 (must include conferred date of bachelorette degree)

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How to Reapply

  1. Re-apply to CSU Mentor, submitting official transcripts for any new courses taken since your last application. If you did not apply to CSU Mentor previously, send in all official transcripts as noted above.
  2. Resubmit a CLS application form, letter of intent and CLS prerequisite course form by emailing the PDF to  Resubmission of letters of recommendation is optional. No new transcripts are required unless new courses have been taken since previous application.
  • Files will be held for one year by the CLS Program.
  • Maximum of 3 application attempts per person.