Please begin by reading the Application Handbooks on the "How to Apply" page, accessed from the drop down list to the left. If you have questions while following the procedures listed there, return to this page for clarification.
Yes. After you fill out all of the E-App required sections including Address Data, Education History, etc., the submission button will appear and you will be able to pay for the application fee. Once you pay, your application is considered "submitted" and you are recognized by UCSB's Graduate Division as an official applicant. However, you will have until the TEP's application deadline to keep uploading to your Documents section, and for your Recommendations (letters of rec.) and GRE/MAT Exam Scores to be sent electronically and received.
Another advantage to paying is that GGSE staff can see your "submitted" E-App on their end and can better help you with your application questions and provide updates on the status of your Documents, GRE/MAT Exam Scores, and Recommendations.
While we recommend you pay for your E-App as early as you can, keep in mind that the E-App fee is non-refundable. Should you later decide to withdraw your E-App from TEP admission consideration, or if you don't complete all of your E-App materials by the application deadline, this fee is not refundable under any circumstances.
No. Though the section on the E-App where you upload your official transcript is lableled "Unofficial Transcript", you must scan and upload an official transcript created by each institution where you have attended and taken over 12 units. This applies to all current and past UCSB students - unofficial transcripts produced by GOLD are not considered valid for review.
We recommend you request an official transcript(s) be sent to yourself from the registrar's office(s) of the institution(s) you attended and took over 12 units. After receiving the official transcript(s), break the seal of the envelope, scan all pages of the transcript along with the grading scale, and upload this scan as one document to the "Unofficial Transcript" section of your Education History on the E-App.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required to be considered for admission, without an exception, from the UCSB Graduate Division. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 can apply, however there are additional steps these applicants must complete. Please read the "GPA Requirement" section of the Application Handbook for the cohort you are applying to (ESC, MST, SST) for details.
Yes. Once your complete online E-App has been received by the TEP, you will be invited by the office staff via the email listed on your E-App to attend an on-campus group-screening interview to be considered for admission. The interview will provide a chance for applicants to demonstrate their writing and communication skills in an individual and group setting.
If an applicant that has paid & submitted their E-App does not RSVP to an interview invitation via email, does not attend an interview date, or does not request an alternative screening interview, the application will be considered and marked incomplete for the cycle.
There is not an official early deadline. However, for the TEP specifically, if there is a significant amount of completed applications between September and by January 1st of the application cycle, TEP will host a screening interview date mid-January and applicants will be invited via email to attend this interview date for an early February admission decision consideration.
We reserve the right to cancel the January interview date if we have an insufficient number of early completed applications. Applicants affected by a cancellation of the January interview date would be rescheduled for a screening interview in February or March.
No, the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education does not require a minimum GRE or MAT score.
We do not have a preference as to which test applicants should take. The TEP will accept either test's scores for its applicants. We recommend applicants take the test they believe will give them the best score possible.
A department code is not required. Please instruct the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to report your scores to UCSB; our institution code is 4835.
Current GRE Board policy states that your scores are reportable for 5 years. Your scores are retained for the 5 testing years following the testing year in which you tested. MAT scores must be no more than 5 years old at the time of application.
Yes. The state requires applicants to the TEP take and pass a basic skills test (CBEST) and subject matter knowledge tests (CSET subtests) in the subject area you plan to teach in. Please see the Application Handbooks for deadline dates and more details on these state test requirements.
The UCSB Office of International Students & Scholars provides useful Information about the cost of attending UCSB, getting Visas, housing, financing your education in the US, etc. Please also note that International Students are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS test when applying to Graduate School at UCSB.
You may check your application status and/or materials by logging back into your online E-App using the same account username and password you created initially. If you have paid for your E-App, you can also call/email the TEP office staff and we can help verify the status of your application and materials.
Generally, campus graduate admission decisions will be made beginning in early February and can last until July. The majority of application decisions will be made by the end of April. However, this depends on when you applied and to which department/program you applied to. For the TEP specifically, the majority of application decisions will be made by the end of March.
Please note that the TEP applications are sent for admission consideration to faculty only when the applications are complete and after an applicant has attended and completed a Screening Interview. It is to your benefit to complete your application as soon as possible in order to be promptly invited to attend a Screening Interview date.
You will be notified via the email you provided in the E-App when a decision has been made on your application, and your Application Status Page will be updated with a decision letter.
In order to officially inform the GGSE that you wish to attend or not attend, you need to complete the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) online. The SIR can be accessed through your online E-App. Please login to your E-App and look for the SIR. Once completed the GGSE will be able to view your decision to attend or not attend. For more information please consult your decision letter (also available through your Application Status Page on your E-App).
No. UCSB Graduate Division does not allow deferments. If you are admitted but are unable to attend your admission quarter, you must reapply for admission. Readmission is not guaranteed.