PreK-12 School Social Worker Graduate Certificate

How to Apply

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed as they are received. You can expect to be notified of your application status within two weeks of submitting all application materials.

Fall semester July 15
Spring semester December 1
Summer semester April 1

Start your application online and upload materials directly into the online system. You can save your progress and return any time.

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1 Review Admission Requirements

The online preK-12 school social worker certificate requires students to have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

2 Complete Online Application

Complete the online graduate application and pay the nonrefundable application processing fee (payable online).

  • Select  "PreK-12 School Social Worker (Certificate) – Distance" when choosing the Program of Study. (Note: You must first select “Certificate” at the top.)

Check Your Application Status

View your application status at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or to check on updates.

Once your complete application, including supporting materials, is received, the department admission committee will review your application and notify you of their decision.

Information for International Students

Official transcript translation

Ensure official copies include a certified translation into English (only one set of transcripts is required).

Official test scores

Colorado State University requires that proficiency in English language be demonstrated either by the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE academic tests prior to admission. Please submit one of the official scores from the list below. Scores must be taken within two years prior to admission and submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service (select institution code: 4075).

  • The minimum TOEFL score for admission without condition is 550 (paper-based), or 80 (internet-based).
  • The minimum IELTS score for admission without condition is 6.5.
  • The minimum PTE Academic score for admission without condition is 58.

In general, all applicants from countries in which English is not the official language, and who do not have an undergraduate degree from a country in which the official language is English (Canada, U.K., Australia, USA, New Zealand, etc.), must submit one of the official test scores from the list above.

Questions? Contact Gen Spering, your Student Success Coach, at gen.spering@colostate.edu or call (970) 491-1814.

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