Admissions & Aid

Application Deadlines

Please note: We have a rolling admissions process, which means we review complete applications and make admissions decisions as applications are received.


Application Requirements

Successful applicants will have met the following criteria:

Application Checklist

Before you apply:


Submit Your Application

Start Your Education Specialist Credential Application by uploading the following:

Questions about the application process? Contact us.


Post-Application: What to Expect If Accepted

Receive your admission letter

Accept offer and pay deposit

Receive your St. Mary's account and activate with password


Start class with your cohort!


Benefits, Tuition, and Fees

Please refer to our section on financial aid.


Intern ready after first term • Commitment to inclusive education •  Opportunities in a range of specialized settings and service options • Accessible professors • Strong partnerships with Bay Area schools and districts

Application fee $50 (non-refundable)
Tuition $39,405 (37 units, $1,065/unit)
Tuition deposit $250 (non-refundable)
Technology fee $500 (one-time)
Books $100 per course (average)
Course materials fee $50 for the program (approximately)
Prior learning assessment fee

$300 per experiential learning essay submitted for evaluation (optional)