Fall Application

For Fall applicants:

  • Applicants to the Career Changer Formal track must have completed major’s level General Chemistry I and a college math course.
  • Applicants to the Career Changer Pre-Nursing track must have completed a basic Biology course and a college math course.

How to Apply, Fall 2022

Our fall 2022 application has two parts that must both be complete and submitted by the deadline for consideration:

  1. Cal State Apply application
  2. Supplemental Transcript Entry application

Complete and submit the appropriate Cal State Apply Graduate application.

  • Please navigate to the Fall 2022 Application page. Create an Account or Sign In if you already have a LiaisonCAS account.
Click the "Sign In" button to sign into your account or click the "Create an Account" button

After creating your account, choose the following options when Completing Your Profile:

  • Degree Goal: Certificate
Select the "Second Bachelor's Degree and Beyond" radio button and fill the "Certificate" checkbox

Next, you can Start Your Application and will have the option to Select the Program to Which You Want to Apply. You may filter by campus, San Francisco State, and select which program to which you are applying.

  • Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Pharmacy, and other Pre-doctoral students should apply to the "Pre-Health Professions" program.
  • Pre-Nursing, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Public Health, and other Pre-Master's students should apply to the "Pre-Nursing" program. Although that program is titled Pre-Nursing, it offers relevant prerequisite courses for the aforementioned health professions.
Type "san francisco pre" on the input field and choose the targeted program.

If you are not able to find the programs listed, please check your "Extended Profile" by clicking on your name in the upper right corner to ensure that you have selected the correct Degree Goal.

Click the button that displays your name and select the "Extended Profile" button.
Select the "Second Bachelor's Degree and Beyond" radio button and fill the "Certificate" checkbox

When switching to a new profile, you may be asked to delete an in-progress app. Click "Continue."

Make sure you click "Save Changes" in order to proceed.

In the "Are you sure you want to change your profile?" modal, click the "Continue" button
Click the "Save Changes" button

Once you have selected your program, click "I am Done, Review My Selections" to review your selection and deadlines. You can then "Continue to My Application."

In the "Add Programs" page, click the "Continue" button
In the "Review Your Program Selections" page, click the "Continue To My Application" button

You will be brought to the main Application page, where you can view the four quadrants and your progress in completing each section of the application. All sections must be completed in order to submit your application.

On the "My Application" page, click any part of the grid item to access a given quadrant.

In the Personal Information quadrant, you will be asked to complete some demographic and biographic information.

Complete each menu item in the "Personal Information" quadrant.

The Academic History quadrant is one of the most important sections when applying to our programs.

Complete each menu item in the "Academic History" quadrant.

List ALL the colleges you have ever attended, regardless of the number of degrees earned or gaps in the dates of attendance. It is required to report all post-secondary colleges. Failure to list all colleges and courses may disqualify applicants from consideration.

Click the "Add a College or University" button to add each college.

In the "Supporting Information" quadrant, please list up to six (6) relevant experiences. These may include employment, clinical experiences, community volunteer experiences, and research experience.

Complete each menu item in the "Supporting Information" quadrant.

The "Program Materials" quadrant contains specific questions for our programs.

Complete each menu item in the "Program Materials" quadrant.
Click the "Home" button

In the "Documents" tab, upload copies of transcripts from every college or university attended, including study abroad coursework and community college coursework, even if transfer credit appears on your degree transcript. You may upload unoffical transcripts to the documents section. Do not upload photographs of transcripts, or web views of your course history; they will be rejected by the review process. Only upon admission will applicants be required to have official transcripts sent directly to the Graduate Studies office.

If applicable, please upload test score reports (MCAT, DAT, GRE, etc.), or other licenses or certifications. If you have not taken any of the relevant standardized tests, the test score upload is not required. Please do not upload resumes.

Click the "Documents" button.

In the "Program Materials" section under the "Recommendations" tab, you will designate the contact information for your letter writers. Evaluations must be submitted in the Cal State Apply application. Please use the following guide to assist you in this process.

Click the "Recommendations" button.

Complete the program-specific questions in the "Questions" tab.

Click the "Questions" button.

When you have completed all quadrants of the application, you will have the opportunity to submit your application.

Click the “Submit” button to submit your completed application.