Single Subject Matter Preparation Program (SMPP)
(Available for CSUF Graduates Only)
*Current CSUF, undergraduate students must consult with major advisor.
Graduates of CSU Fullerton may request a transcript evaluation
for one of our subject matter preparation programs. The Center for
Careers in Teaching receives the request and either a) conducts
the transcript evaluation, or b) forwards the request and transcripts
to the department for the evaluation to be completed. No fee
will be charged.
Transcript evaluations for graduates of colleges other than CSUF
can be done providing the candidate shows clear intent to attend
the CSUF Single Subject credential program. Prior to the evaluation
the candidate must 1) attend a CSUF Single Subject credential overview
and 2) submit a Graduate/Postbaccalaureate Application for Admission
to CSUF. A fee of $50 will be charged for the transcript evaluation
of non-CSUF graduates.
Q: What is an SMPP transcript evaluation?
A: When you submit your transcripts for evaluation, an evaluator
goes over them to determine which SMPP requirements have been fulfilled
and with what classes. You will receive a worksheet that indicates
clearly those requirements that are fulfilled and those that need
to be completed. The worksheet will be mailed to you.
Q: Is there a fee for the evaluation?
A: Current CSUF students or CSUF alumnae are not charged an evaluation
Q: Must the transcripts be official (sealed) transcripts?
A: No. Unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable. Separate
sets of transcripts must be submitted for each subject matter preparation
program evaluation request.
Q: If I have already sent my community college transcripts to CSUF,
do I have to submit another set for an SMPP evaluation?
A: Yes. Transcripts sent to CSUF for admission and transfer purposes
are housed in the Admissions and Records office and are not readily
accessible to the SMPP personnel. You do not need to submit CSUF
transcripts if you have graduated within the last 5 years as these
are available on the computer.
Q: What is the transcript evaluation processing timeline?
A: It may take anywhere from 8-12 weeks from the date we receive
your request to process the transcript evaluation. This timeframe
is not guaranteed.
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