How to Pay the Credential Application Fee

Learn how to pay the $25 Credential Application Fee.

Preliminary Credential Admissions Requirements - Paying the Credential Application Fee

A $25 application fee is required to submit your online program application.

Pay Through SDSU WebPortal

You must pay this fee through the SDSU WebPortal. To be able to log into the WebPortal you must first complete and submit the Cal State Apply application (unless you are a former SDSU student; then you have a red ID and access to WebPortal already).

Within a couple days of submitting your Cal State Apply application, you should receive an email from SDSU Graduate Admissions with your Red ID (SDSU identification number) and directions on how to log into WebPortal. 

SDSU WebPortal Instructions

  1. Log into SDSU WebPortal.
  2. Select Student Account Services.
  3. Select Make Payment (in the top red menu bar).
  4. Select College of Education Fee Menu.
  5. Select Credential Application Fee.
  6. Click on Add to Basket button to proceed with checkout and payment.

If you are a new applicant and do not yet have an SDSU Red ID:

To be able to log into the WebPortal you must first complete and submit the Cal State Apply application by uploading a document that states, "I will pay this fee as soon as I am able to".

Within a couple days of submitting your Cal State Apply application, you should receive an email from SDSU Graduate Admissions with your Red ID (SDSU identification number) and directions on how to log into WebPortal. Please wait an additional 2-3 days (to be sure you have been added to our systems) and then follow the directions above. Please have the receipt sent directly to you first and then forward the receipt to [email protected]

If you are applying close to the deadline, please submit your Cal State Apply application by uploading a document that states, "I will pay this fee as soon as I am able to". Once you are assigned a red ID, please wait 2-3 days and then follow the directions above. Please have the receipt sent directly to you first and then forward the receipt to [email protected]

For your application to move forward in processing and faculty evaluation, this fee MUST for your application to be reviewed by faculty for admission.