The application review cannot be completed until all application documentation, materials, and the application fee payment have been received and successfully processed.
Include a copy of your most current resume or curriculum vitae.
The Personal Statement is an essay. It must be a minimum of 650 words and a maximum of 1,000 words. Personal Statements can be written directly into the text box on the online form or can be cut and pasted into the online form. Personal Statements are to be written using 11 point or 12 point font size only, if cutting and pasting.
In the Personal Statement describe your background, experiences, any training you may have had that relates in some way to the program into which you are applying. Discuss your experiences, share why you are interested in the CELA program, and why you are applying to CELA. Include information about any certifications, credentials, special awards, or other related information you may have.
The Arts Statement is an essay. It must be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 700 words. Arts Statements are to be single-spaced and written using 12 point or 11 point font size. In the Arts Statement describe your background in the creative arts and any training you may have had in the arts. Discuss your primary arts area and your two secodary arts areas that you have chosen in which to focus your work and the ways in which the arts have influenced your life and your work.
CELA requires official transcripts in sealed envelopes with an official signature across the sealed flap to be sent directly from your school(s) to CELA if you intend to apply for transfer credit.
Transfer credit for prior completion of courses requires the submission of an official transcript to CELA from a community college, college, or university with a passing grade of C or higher. Does not apply to all certification course requirements. Please check with your program requirements. Official transcripts are required for any course for which you are applying to receive transfer credit.
Work/Life Experience Course Credit
Please review our Work/Life Experience course credit information. Does not apply to all programs and their course requirements.
Please review our CLEP course credit information. Does not apply to all programs and their course requirements.
Three letters of recommendation are required when applying. Letters of recommendation should be from individuals who are familiar with your work and your professional development. Letters of recommendation can be from work supervisors, teachers, school advisors/mentors, colleagues. Letters of recommendation should not be from friends. Letters of recommendation are to mailed to CELA directly from the person writing the recommendation.
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