CELA has rolling admissions for all programs

There are no deadlines for submitting completed applications. Applications are accepted up to three weeks prior to the start date of the next session: if, for example, a candidate is accepted into a program and the acceptance occurred one week before the start date of Session 3, then the candidate will be accepted with a Session 4 start date. Candidates who are accepted into a certificate/certification program must enroll in CELA online courses no later than two weeks prior to the session’s start date.


Admission Process for all Programs

The admission review for all CELA programs typically takes four to six weeks. Applicants will be notified of their admission review results by email. A nonrefundable application fee is required. Please see each program’s application instructions and tuition & fees for the most current information. The admission review cannot be completed until the application payment has processed and we have received all supporting application documents.


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Once CELA has received your online application, we will email to you an individualized link you can use to upload your documents. This is CELA’s preferred method for receiving supporting documents and materials.


Hardcopies of materials submitted to CELA will not be returned. Please make sure to save copies of your submission materials for your records. CELA maintains electronic/digital student records only which do not include most supporting application materials, especially submitted hardcopies of supporting application information.


The application review cannot be completed until CELA has received all application documents (including all transcripts, all letters of recommendation, and any additional supporting materials,) and the application fee has processed successfully. Incomplete applications cannot be processed. CELA holds incomplete applications for a maximum of three months after which time a new application must be submitted.


What to expect

You will receive a confirmation email when CELA receives your application. CELA will send an email update, when we have received all supporting materials and the application fee has been processed successfully, notifying you that your application is complete and is being reviewed.


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All tuition and fee amounts are subject to change without notice. The most current tuition and fee amounts are posted on the CELA website.
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