The following is a list of the six items you will need for a
complete application package to the CANDEL
program. Please note that we are not able to
consider incomplete applications. All items MUST be included
to be considered “complete” and eligible for review.
A) Online Application
1. A completed online application and
application fee. When you first go to the
you will be asked to create anaccount, so
you can save your information as you go along, and you can
sign-out and log back in at your convenience. This will be the
one and only application to complete.
Tip: Hang on to your login and password!Once an application
decision has been made it will appear in your account.
2. Three letters of
recommendation. Within the online application, you
will be asked to provide email addresses for three people to
upload their letters of recommendation. Your recommenders will
receive an email message from UC Davis with instructions on
how to upload their letters.
Tip: We strongly recommend contacting your recommenders prior
to submitting their email addresses to avoid the email
notification going into spam filters, firewalls, etc.
3. Resume. This can be copied
and pasted into the online application once you have reached this
portion of the application.
4. Unofficial transcriptsof all
colleges and universities attended.
Find detailed instructions here. Please do not mail
transcripts to CANDEL; we cannot accept them.
5. Current GRE scores. There are no
exceptions to this requirement. You will need to enter your
scores on the application.
Scores five years or older will not be accepted. If
your scores are out of date, please make arrangements to retake
When you take your test, you will need to indicate the
Institutional Code and Department Code for
CANDEL: GRE Institutional Code No: 4834 Department
Tip: Register now for either test, and take it as soon as
possible. Don’t wait to the last minute to complete this
important step – scores often take a few weeks to arrive and can
jeopardize your application review.
B) Document to be sent to the CANDEL Program
6. Statement of Employer Support. A short
statement written by your employer on department letterhead
clearly stating his/her support of your participation in CANDEL
and acknowledging your absence every third Friday for the
duration of the program. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org or
CANDEL Program, School of Education
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
I have submitted my completed application – what’s
Once the application deadline has passed, the Admissions
Committee will review the applications. They will determine which
applicants will go on to the next phase — the interview. It can
take up to four weeks before applicants are notified about the
interview. After the interviews have taken place, the Admissions
Committee will meet again and make their final decision. Again,
this may take another three weeks before official word from the
CANDEL Director and UC Davis Graduate Studies is sent
You will receive your official decision letter in your
online application account.
Please feel free to email the CANDEL Program office if you have
any questions about the application process at email@example.com. Or if
you have a specific question regarding your application, you may
contact the CANDEL Associate Director: Rosaisela Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org or call