Merced County Office of Education

 How to Apply

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


Students must complete the Seal Application by 10/5/18.  Only students in 12th grade will be eligible to apply for the Merced County Seal of Biliteracy.

District or Site will confirm English Eligibility and Proficiency​ by 10/19/18.

​English Eligibility and Proficiency:

1. Students must have completed the first three years of English Language Arts requirements with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above in those classes.

2. Students must have passed the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in ELA (administered in grade 11) at or above the "standard met" achievement level. 


Eligible students will participate in an Essay and Interview process to determine target language proficiency.