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Reading and Literacy Added Authorization Program, How to Apply

Learn how to apply to the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization Program.

In the right place? Interested in the Online Only Reading Certificate?  For information on the online version of this program visit  SDSU Global Campus Reading Certificate web page.

Important Dates for Fall 2020

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1 each year)
March 2, 2020
2. Program application March 15, 2020
3. Transcripts due  April 1, 2020

How to Get Assistance


The university application link is www.calstate.edu/apply

To schedule an advising appointment, email Dr. Marva Cappello ([email protected]). 

Steps to Apply

Follow the steps below to apply to the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization Program:

  • You must first apply to the California State University via Cal State Apply.
  • Next, request official transcripts.
  • Then, submit a program application to the SDSU College of Education program which offers the added authorization you seek.

1. Cal State Apply

For assistance, see Tips on Completing the Cal State Apply University Application.

Go to Cal State Apply (CSU application) - Apply Now

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2. Request official transcripts

Request that your official transcripts be sent to SDSU, following instructions on our Submit Test Scores and Transcripts page.

3. Program application

Gather items requested in program application

Please gather the items below and have them ready to upload to the program application:

  1. Statement of Purpose: Write a Statement of Purpose essay based on this prompt - "What are your professional goals, and how do you expect this graduate program to help you meet those goals?"  Your essay should be 2 pages maximum, using a size 12 font.
  2. Letter of Recommendation: Contact one individual who you have interacted with professionally and would be able to write a letter of recommendation for you. Recommenders will submit their letters directly into the Online Program application.
Submit your program application online

Go to Program Application

  • Your program application has been created in a system called Interfolio. For help, refer to this Interfolio Tutorial (PDF).