Educational Leadership: PreK-12 (All Programs)

Please review the following instructions about applying to the program.

1: Apply to the university by March 1

Apply to the university using Cal State Apply.

Please note: After you apply, you will receive your SDSU Red ID -- Your Red ID is required to submit your program application.

If you have not received your Red ID within 10-15 business days of applying, please contact Graduate Admissions. Red IDs may be issued anywhere between 1 and 15 business days, depending on when you apply. We recommend submitting your Cal State Apply application as soon as possible to ensure you receive your Red ID on time.

2: Submit Official Test Scores and Transcripts by April 1

Official test scores and transcripts must to be sent to Graduate Admissions.

Hard Copy Official Transcript Instructions:

  • Mail transcripts to: Graduate Admissions, Enrollment Services, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-7416.
  • Electronic Official Transcript Instructions:

  • If your prior institution uses electronic transcripts (in PDF or EDI format), please select San Diego State University from an option menu, if available. If a selection menu is not available or San Diego State University is not on the selection menu, then official transcripts should be sent from your prior institution to
  • SDSU Institution Code (for GRE and TOEFL): 4682

    Further details can be found on the Graduate Admissions website. You can check the status of your university application, official test scores and transcripts by logging into SDSU WebPortal.

    3: Complete the Program Application by April 1

    Complete the Educational Leadership: PreK-12 (All Programs) program application using Decision Desk. A link to begin the application will become available on October 1.

    Further information can be found on the department website: Educational Leadership: PreK-12 (All Programs).

    For specific questions about program procedures and requirements, please contact the admissions coordinator, Rachael Stewart, at

    For technical questions, please visit the Decision Desk Applicant Support Site.