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Thank you for your interest in the Graduate School of Education at Touro University California. Together with other campuses within the Touro College and University System, Touro University California uses an online application system (ApplyYourself) for collection and submission of application materials, including applicant information, application fees, letters of reference, and unofficial transcripts.

Please read the instructions and familiarize yourself with each section before proceeding to the application.

Create An ApplyYourself Account

The ApplyYourself system requires that you create a new account for each application, thus, the first step in the application process is to create a new in the ApplyYourself system. 

  • Visit http://apply.touro.edu and select the CREATE ACCOUNT tab, then enter the requested information (first and last name, email address, date of birth, and zip code).
  • Create and enter a case-sensitive password.  Note the instructions regarding a mixture of case-sensitive letters and symbols.
  • Click the CREATE ACCOUNT button.
  • If you previously applied to another Touro program, you may safely ignore the message you receive about a duplicate record and click CONTINUE AND CREATE ACCOUNT.  A new record will be created and your previous record will not be deleted.
  • A new screen will appear with your ApplyYourself PIN number.

If you wish to proceed immediately to the application:

  • Click the LOGIN button
  • Record your acceptance of the Terms of Use and Privacy Policies
  • Click the CONTINUE AND CREATE button.

The PIN number will also be emailed to the address you entered, together with a link to the login screen you may use to login at another time should you be unable to complete the application in one sitting. 

Complete the Application

After you have created an account and logged into the system:

  • Click the START APPLICATION button
  • If you are returning to complete an in-progress application, you will click the EDIT APPLICATION button.

Required items are designated with an asterisk (*) and the application cannot be submitted until all required items have been provided.  

Personal Information

Enter the requested personal information.

Academic Plan

For the application questions listed below, please enter responses exactly as indicated in these instructions.  Failure to do so may make further sections of the application inaccessible.                     

  • From the LOCATION drop down menu, select TOURO UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA.  If you do not select the correct campus, you will not have access to the correct        academic options.                        
  • From the DEGREE PROGRAM/LOCATION FOR WHICH YOU WISH TO APPLY drop down menu, select the specific degree program for which you will be applying.
    • If you will be enrolling in a Master's degree program with a credential, you will only select the Master's degree.
  • For MAJOR/DEPARTMENT, select the appropriate major.  This will likely be the same as DEGREE PROGRAM from above.                        
  • For ENTRY YEAR AND TERM, select the appropriate year and term.        
  • For DO YOU INTEND TO PURSUE YOUR DEGREE TOTALLY ONLINE? select YES for Innovative Learning; select NO for all other programs. 
  • For ARE YOU PLANNING TO USE THE TOURO DORMITORY? leave the response box blank (TUC does not have a dormitory option).                                           
  • From the ENTERING AS drop down, select NEW GRADUATE STUDENT.                                  
  • For DO YOU PLAN TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID? select YES or NO.                        
  • For DO YOU PLAN TO BE A FULL-TIME STUDENT? select YES.                        

Provide all other information in this section as requested.

Legal Terms

Please respond to each of the questions in this section.  Please be certain to read the question regarding criminal history very carefully before responding.

Contact Information

Please enter in the required contact information.

Emergency Contact

Provide contact information for a person who can be reached on your behalf in the event of an emergency.  In this section you will also be asked to provide information for each of your parents.  Touro University California occasionally seeks the involvement of parents in governance and advisory boards, projects of the parent's network, and support.  Providing this information is voluntary.

Post-Secondary Academic Record

This section will not appear until you select TOURO UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA in the ACADEMIC PLAN section above. 

  • Enter the requested information for the college that granted your Bachelor's degree and for all colleges where you attempted and/or completed post-baccalaureate coursework.
    • If you attended a school outside of the United States, upload a copy of the official WES transcript evaluation. 
  • To locate your school(s) using the search function, first enter the two letter abbreviation for the state in which your school is located, then click search.  Select your school from the list of schools in that State.  
    • When entering credit hours, note that credit hours must be rounded to the nearest tenth (e.g., 70.58 becomes 70.6, 70 becomes 70.0). 
    • For the Degree Earned field, enter both the degree type (BA, BS, MA, etc.) and the major (Biology, Psychology, etc.).
  • In this section, you may also provide information regarding any professional certifications, credentials, etc.

TUC Supplemental Questions

This section will not appear until you select TOURO UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA in the ACADEMIC PLAN section above.  

The Graduate School of Education requires additional questions for certain programs. Please note: If you are applying for a Master’s degree together with a credential option, you may need to upload two sets of questions. Download the appropriate document(s) for your desired academic option(s), draft responses to the additional questions, then upload your responses.


If you received a fee waiver from your primary application service (AACOMAS, PharmCAS, CASPA, or SOPHAS) you are not required to pay the secondary application fee.  Email a copy of that fee waiver to admit@tu.edu to obtain a waiver code.

If you have a fee waiver, do not pay the application fee.  Once paid, the application fee will not be refunded even if you present a valid fee waiver. 

References (Credential Programs Only) 

The credential programs require a minimum of two letters of reference and your application will not be considered complete until all required letters have been submitted.

If you are already in possession of your letters of reference, they may be personally delivered to the Graduate School of Education (Lander Hall Room 122).  You may also request a letter of reference directly from your letter writers by doing the following: 

  • Click the ADD A RECOMMENDER button.
  • Insert the name and contact information for each reference.
  • Do you wish to waive your right to examine this letter of recommendation?  We recommend selecting yes for this option, otherwise, your letter writers may not feel as though they can provide as much detail as expected.
  • Will this provider be submitting the letter of recommendation online?  You must select yes for this option; TUC will not accept paper letters.
  • Once the recommendation provider information is saved, an email will be sent to the online recommendation provider with an access code and instructions on how to proceed with the online recommendation.
  • When the recommendation provider submits the form to our office it will become a part of your application.
  • You can view the status of your online recommendations each time you log into your application account. 

Please note the following: 

  • Your Recommendations will automatically be matched to your application upon submission.
  • The access code is valid for 180 days from the date you input and save their information.
  • To complete the Recommendation online, a Recommendation provider must have a valid email address.
  • If you would like to send a reminder, check the box next to his/her name and click on the RESEND button. This will automatically generate a reminder email. 

Check your Application, then Submit

  • Click on the CHECK YOUR APPLICATION section to verify that the minimum required information/documents have been provided. Any missing information/documents will be noted and you will not be able to submit until they are provided. When all information/items are provided, you may click on the CONTINUE TO SUBMISSION button. Follow the instructions to pay the application fee and submit your application. Your application cannot be submitted until the application fee is paid. You will receive a confirmation email when your application is submitted.
  • Important Note: Once submitted, you can edit your profile information (e.g., email address) but you cannot change anything else within the application. Make absolutely certain all information is correct before you submit your application. 


If you previously attended the Graduate School of Education within the last 3 years, you are considered a re-applicant.  Provided the Graduate School of Education still has copies of transcripts, essays, and letters of recommendation, and provided no new college level courses were completed since the original date of application, re-applicants are not required to upload transcripts, essay responses, or letters of recommendation.  To confirm which documents are still on file, contact Ms. Sharon Kutasy (sharon.kutasy@tu.edu).   

Application Review 

Once submitted, your application will be reviewed for completeness by the Graduate School of Education. Any missing items will be communicated to you. After your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted by a representative of the Graduate School of Education regarding next steps in the process. Thank you for applying to the Graduate School of Education!

Tips to successfully navigate the application:

  • Be sure to select "Touro University California" from the drop-down menu.  If you select anything else, we won't be able to see your application!
  • Transcripts from the school which granted your Bachelor's degree and all post-baccalaureate coursework attempted/completed MUST be included with your application.  Transcripts for Continuing Education Units need not be included.
  • Unofficial (student/web copies) of transcripts may be uploaded with your application for initial process; official transcripts will still be required.
  • Official transcripts may be dropped off in a sealed envelope at the GSOE office or they may be sent by electronic service to admit@tu.edu.  Transcripts are only "official" if delivered to the University electronically or if opened by University personnel.
  • All required materials must be submitted with your application or we will not be able to process it.  Please email (gsoe@tu.edu) or call (707-638-5986) if you have any questions or concerns.