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California State Seal of Biliteracy for Seniors

Preliminary Qualification
Fall Semester
Dear Seniors;

If you have met the criteria to receive the early certification for the CA Seal of Biliteracy 2021-2022, you can apply now. This will allow you to include this language certification in your scholarships and college applications during the Fall semester.
School Coordinators:

To Apply Click HERE




The California State Seal of Biliteracy Criteria established in legislation certifies attainment of a high level of proficiency in two or more languages.  If you are applying for a language that is not part of the AP test, American Sign Language, or a language that does not have a written system such as Mixteco, you can still qualify. Please contact your school coordinator to review your criteria equivalency. 


The English criteria includes:


  • Completion of all English language arts requirements for graduation with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or above. (If you received a "credit or no credit" for one of your classes please contact your school coordinator) 
  • Passing the California Standards test in English language arts administered in grade 11 at the proficient level of 3 or better. (This requirement will be waived due to the school closure)
  • For English learners not reclassified, attain the overall early advanced level on the ELPAC.

The criteria for proficiency in a language other than English is one of the following:


  • Passing a World Language Advanced Placement examination with a score of 3 or higher.
  • Passing an International Baccalaureate examination with a score of 4 or higher.
  • Successful completion of a four-year high school course of study in a world language and attaining an overall grade point average of 3.0 or above. (Passing AP Spanish or equivalent with a grade of B or better)
  • Passing a school district approved language exam that, at a minimum, assesses speaking, reading and writing passing at a proficient level or higher.
  • Passing the SAT II world language examination with a score of 600 or higher.
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