How To Apply

Spring 2016 deadline: July 1, 2015

Fall 2016 deadline: January 7, 2016

1. The forms will not work in Google Chrome.
2. Digital signature must be on the application form. Click in the red signature box, and fill out the short form to create the "digital signature". You must be in Adobe Acrobat for this feature to work.
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.
  • Form must be signed by the student and recommender.


Your SFSU Graduate Application

CLS Trainee Licensing - Laboratory Field Services, California Department of Public Health

How to Reapply

  1. Re-apply to CSU Mentor, submitting new official transcripts from any new courses taken since your last application. If you did not apply to CSU Mentor in previous applications, send in all official transcripts.
  2. Resubmit a CLS application form, letter of intent and GPA 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.