Application Steps/Process

Application Deadline:  January 15th, 2019

Step 1:  Cal State Apply

Complete Cal State Apply Graduate Application for Admission at:

Please use one of the major/program objectives shown below on the Cal State Apply application (CODEL Admission is for fall semester of each year). Note: Choose between either the P-12 CODEL specialization or Community College/ Higher Ed.

Educ Leadership P-12 CODEL (Ed.D.)*
Educ Leadership CC CODEL (Ed.D.)*

You will be applying for Fall semester admission at California State University, Fresno, though coursework will actually begin with the Summer Residency in June.

Step 2:  Official transcripts

One official transcript copy from each college or university attended. Please send to:

California State University, Fresno
Graduate Admissions
5150 N Maple Ave M/S JA57
Fresno CA 93740-8026

Note: If the last school you attended was Fresno State, no transcripts are required.

Step 3:  GRE General Test

Please have your GRE test scores sent to California State University, Fresno.

Institution code=4312, Department code=0000

Step 4:  Send all of the documents listed below to:

CODEL Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership Office
CSU Channel Islands
One University Drive, Madera Hall #1622
Camarillo, CA. 93012

Attn: Dr. Kim Infinger

CODEL Application Form accompanied by:

Part I. Statement of Purpose
Part II. Responses on Pages 3 & 4 of the application packet

Part III-A. Professional Resume
Part III-B.Writing Sample
Part III-C. Statement of Support from Your Employer (Can be included as one of your LORs)

Three Letters of Recommendation. Also note each LOR must be accompanied by the CODEL Educational Leadership Recommendation Form, see page 6 of CODEL application.

Note:  Admission Writing Requirement

CODEL Program Policy on Graduate Entrance Writing Requirement

Applicants to CODEL must meet a Graduate-level entrance writing requirement. The CODEL Faculty Graduate Group adopted a minimum score of 4.0 on the GRE Writing portion of the examination. If a student is offered admission and does not meet these criteria, s/he will be offered a “conditional admittance” with a requirement that they must attend the Graduate Writing Studio at either CSU Channel Islands or Fresno State and pass a writing exam administered prior to the completion of their first year in the program. The writing exam and scoring rubric will be developed and scored by a subcommittee of the CODEL Faculty Graduate Group.