Application Process and Form

Campus Deadline: February 4, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. by email to Associate Dean of Inclusive Student Success, Amy Leisenring at

Chancellor's Office Online Submission Deadline: February 18, 2022

Here is the 2022/2023 application packet [pdf]. You must complete the application documents in their entirety, including your student plan with your sponsor's approval signature. Templates for the plan, essays, faculty sponsor form, and letter of evaluation are available in the paper document. Once you have collected all of your documents, email them to the College of Graduate Studies in one pdf document to They will thereafter be submitted to a reviewer for approval or further suggestions/edits. After final approval from the Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, you will be given a code to upload your documents to the Chancellor's website.

Please submit your application to the College of Graduate studies as early as possible. This will allow them to provide you with the best possible feedback for a successful application. The deadline for submission to the College of Graduate Studies is February 4, 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

While you complete the forms, you should also request a letter of recommendation from your sponsor. Make sure that your sponsor reads the prompt provided in the Faculty Confidential Letter of Evaluation. Please let your faculty sponsor know that they will be contacted directly by the Chancellor's Office to upload their letter of recommendation to your file.

​Online Submission Process

(Due to the Chancellor's Office no later than February 18, 2022)

You will be given login information to upload your application to the Chancellor's Office once it has been approved by the College of Graduate Studies.

For all application questions please visit the California Pre-Doctoral Program website or contact the College of Graduate Studies at