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How to Apply

Seal of Multilingual Proficiency

 How to Apply

​​​​​How to Apply for the Seal of Biliteracy

Step 1:
Student electronically submits a Seal Application Form​

Deadline: Application forms may be submitted any time after August 1, 2017, but must be received no later than 4 pm, Friday, October 6, 2017

Step 2:
School receives notice of Seal Application and verifies student qualifications

Deadline: Verification from the high school and/or district must be received no later than 4 pm, Friday, October 20, 2017.  MCOE will notify students of eligibility through email once verification from high school and/or district is received
​​​Step 3: 
Student submits a signed Parent Authorization Form and typed Autobiography to the Merced County Office of Education

Deadline: Autobiography along with Parent Authorization Form must be received no later than 4 pm, Friday, November 17, 2017

If invited to continue, based on a sufficient score on the Autobiography​, students will respond to an on-demand writing prompt​ given at their school site during the week of January 22-26, 2018. They will then participate in an interview process conducted at ​TBD, on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Students will be assigned to a particular time slot.

      • On-demand writing sample in the target language(s)
      • Oral interview in English and the target language(s)
      • ​​​​This cannot be rescheduled or made-up!