How to Apply to the Program
Applications for Fall 2025 cohort open January 1 - June 30, 2025


Admission Requirements

PLEASE NOTE: We run one cohort at a time; therefore, we will not be admitting students for Fall 2024. 

To be considered for admission to the program, applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 units of college coursework taken
  • Have all prerequisite courses completed, with a grade of C- or better, prior to starting the program.
  • Sign a contract of agreement stating that the student will not be employed for more than 20 hours per week when courses are in session.

Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to starting the program. If you are in the process of completing some prerequisites, your official transcripts submitted with your application must show you are currently attempting the courses. These courses may be taken at another university, at a community college, or through the College of Continuing Education (if available) if the catalog descriptions are similar. The following prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C- or better.

  • A Course in Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 2 or equivalent) 
  • A Course in Human Development Across The Lifespan** (CHAD 30 or equivalent)
  • A Course in Introduction to Statistics (or Statistics for Social Science) (STAT 1 or equivalent)
  • A Course in Sign Language  (DEAF 51 or equivalent) 
  • A Course in Physical Science* 
  • A Course in Biological Science*

*Note: The physical and biological science courses must meet the general education requirements of the university attended. It is strongly recommended that students have completed a course in physics and/or chemistry as one or both will likely be required later on when applying to a master’s degree program and one or the other will be required for the ASHA CCC for students who have completed a master’s degree.  Students should consult with master’s degree programs to which they plan to apply and plan accordingly.

**Note If you have a course in child development, it needs to cover birth through death, or a combination of a child development course and a course in gerontology might be accepted.

For course approval, please email the program manager with the following information: name of institution, course number, course title, course description, and date completed. If course is approved, please print a copy of the email and include with your application.

The following prerequisite course is offered through the College of Continuing Education:

ASL 1 – Online Only


Prior to beginning the program, admitted students will be expected to attend a program orientation session to review the course sequence and program expectations.

Application Process

Students will be notified of their acceptance the semester prior to starting the program. For the Fall 2025 cohort, that would be in Spring 2025.

Applying to the program entails a two part process:

1. Apply to the College of Continuing Education (CCE) 

  • Program Application (link live January 1 – June 30, 2025)
  • One set of official, sealed transcripts of all colleges and universities attended, other than Sacramento State

Official transcript submission:

Electronic Transcripts

For electronic transcripts submission systems that allow you to enter an e-mail address, please use the following e-mail address:

Physical Transcripts

Physical transcripts, for those institutions that do not send official transcripts electronically, can be addressed to:

College of Continuing Education
Attn: CSAD2B program
3000 State University Drive
Sacramento, CA 95819

2. Please DO NOT submit your Cal State Apply application until after you’ve been notified that you’ve been selected for the program. We will then send you specific instruction for when and how to apply to Sacramento State and submit the following.

  • Online Cal State Apply application
  • $70.00 non-refundable application-processing fee (to expedite processing, we recommend paying online with a credit or debit card)

$50.00 non-refundable application-processing fee will also be added to your My Sac State account after acceptance into the program