Certificate Programs: Online Application


We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2020 enrollment




  1. Pay the $20 non-refundable application fee (below)
  2. Complete and submit the online application (below)


Applications are not considered complete until the application fee payment has processed. CELA cannot process incomplete applications. Allow up to 10 business days for application fee payments to process.


CELA certificate programs begin the 1st of January, March, May, September, and November of each year.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The application review process takes approximately six weeks. Candidates accepted into a certificate program will be assigned to the nearest start date to their date of acceptance into the program and allowing time for course registration.



All payments are made using the payment & check-out portal below. Fees are non-refundable.


Application Requirements

  • Most current resume/CV
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcript(s) if applying for transfer credit
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Supporting documentation


Official transcripts are to be mailed directly to CELA in sealed envelopes with an official signature across the sealed envelope flap. Letters of recommendation are to be mailed to CELA from the person or agency providing the recommendation.


Submitted applications are not considered complete until CELA has received all supporting documentation and materials. CELA holds incomplete applications for a maximum of three months after which time a new application must be submitted.


Contact Financial Aid for individualized payment plan information. CELA does not accept federal financial aid at this time.


Questions? – Contact Admissions with any questions you may have.


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Online Application Fee: $20


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