Admission Requirements

Credential Program Application Requirements

Application Deadlines Fall Spring Summer
Priority May 15 November 1 February 1
Standard August 1 December 1 April 1

Late applications are accepted and considered as space allows.

  1. Application for admission with a $45 non-refundable application fee. Apply at
  2. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or the evaluated equivalency with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Applicants with a GPA below 2.75 may be considered for admission.
  3. Official sealed transcripts from all colleges and universities attended 
  4. Three recommendations from professional sources who can address your potential for success.  Family members and friends may not complete recommendations.
  5. Certificate of Clearance (COC)
  6. Take California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST)
  7. Show proof of registration in at least one sub-test of the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET)  
  8. An applicant whose first language is not English and/or does not have a degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction is required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a recent test score from Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  9. Written literacy sample and satisfactory interview with Education Committee faculty member

Documents can be sent to:

CBU Graduate Admissions
8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside CA 92504
FAX: 951-552-8700