Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE)
GAPE processes the admission for all graduate and teaching credential programs. For most programs, the admissions process is two-step, whereby applicants apply to the university and the department program. Applicants must first pass CSU eligibility and then pass the admission criteria of the department program.
For new students, the GAPE office
- Receives all university applications, including supplemental materials such as transcripts, residency information, and declaration of finances
- Reviews documents for completeness
- Refers applications that meet minimum CSU eligibility requirements to departmental graduate advisors
- GAPE sends out official letters of acceptance for those applicants accepted by both the university and the academic program.
For continuing students, evaluators assigned to each degree program review advancement to candidacy and graduation requests for accuracy and alignment with policies and procedures of the university and the academic programs.