Admissions at California School of Forensic Studies

Interested applicants must meet the following admissions requirements:

  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher education or its international equivalent (BA or BS accepted).
  • Applicants must have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their undergraduate coursework. Those with a GPA below a 3.0 may still apply; a GPA exemption form must be submitted.
  • Transcripts
    Applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities previously attended.
  • Recommendations
    Applicants must provide two letters of professional recommendation speaking to their experience, skills, and proven accomplishments
  • Personal Statement and Resume
    Applicants must provide a current resume plus an essay.
  • Application and Fee
    Applicants must complete our admissions application and pay the $65 application fee.

Once a complete application packet is received, it will be reviewed by program faculty and staff. Eligible applicants will be selected for interviews and then a final admission decision will be made.

The CSFS admissions process reviews the overall potential of applicants to determine which students are likely to succeed in their studies and future careers. Decisions are not based on one single indicator, but consider all the elements of the application.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and we continue to accept qualified applicants as program availability allows.

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Contact Us

Our admissions counselors are here to help. If you have questions, or need more information, contact us at 1-866-UALLIANT (1-866-825-5426).