Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Bilingual Education Certificate Extension Admission Requirements

  • Free online application The application includes a 300 word essay, topics vary by program.
  • Official Bachelor's Degree Transcript. Unofficial or in progress transcripts are acceptable to begin the admissions review process. Applicants for the Fall 2016 semester and beyond will be expected to have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA. Applicants with less than a 3.0 undergraduate GPA will undergo additional review.

  • Test Scores. All applicants will be required to submit Graduate Records Examination (GRE), Millers Analogies Test (MAT), OR Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), test scores.  More information about the GRE can be found here, the MAT can be found here, and ALST can be found

  • Evidence of teaching certification.
  • Evidence of completion of 12 credit hours of college/university level credit in a language other than English
  • Two letters of recommendation. Letters can be personal, professional or academic references. Letters are optional for some programs, refer to your program web page.

Additional Requirements for International Students

All items can be mailed, faxed or emailed to:

Canisius College
Graduate Admissions Office - Lyons Hall 120
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

Fax - 716-888-3290

Email - 

Questions? Contact Us at 1-800-950-2505 or 1-716-888-2545


  • Applications are processed on a rolling basis
  • We recommend submitting all application materials 30 days prior to the start date for the term you wish to begin.
  • Earlier application is encouraged for international students, including Canadians, in order to complete VISA requirements necessary prior to enrollment. 

If you have been an inactive student for two years or more, please complete a Re-admit Form