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Application and Admissions Information

Summer 2024: 12 Week Program Application is Open

Fall 2024: Two-Semester Program Application is Open

Application and Admissions

We’re so glad you’re considering the CVS program! Details for the application process and what to expect for admission are below. If you have any remaining questions, visit our FAQ page or contact us!

Important Dates:

12 Week Summer Program:

  • Application is open for Summer 2024
  • Application Closes: May 1
  • All summer applicants will receive their notice of decision by May 6

2 Semester Program Fall Start:

  • Application is open for Fall 2024
  • Application Closes: May 15
  • All program applicants will receive their notice of decision by June 4
Admissions Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any field
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better
  • Unofficial transcripts: If you are in progress of completing your degree, please include all in-progress coursework. 
  • Resume 
  • Cover letter or Personal Statement explaining why you are interested in the certificate program and how it would assist you in your career goals. 

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission. Our admissions team is looking for evidence of academic ability and writing skills, as well as indications of past performance and future potential in your career.

Please see our FAQ page for more information on admissions requirements.

Application Process

To apply for the CVS certificate, you need to fill out the University of Illinois NDG application.

This certificate is a non-degree-seeking certificate, which means you’ll be considered a University of Illinois graduate student, but you won’t be tied to a degree program. The NDG application will ask you to upload the program admission requirements, such as resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts. You can start and stop the application at any time. When creating your username and login on the NDG application system, make sure to keep this information safe. If you are accepted to the program, you’ll need to use the same password and username to register for courses.

Once you submit your application, it is routed to the admissions committee. The first round of admissions will take place April 15th, with rolling admission to follow until the maximum number of students (40) have been admitted.

Application Requirements for Submission

You must upload all required materials to the University of Illinois NDG application:

  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter Academic Statement of Purpose

Have more questions about the course and programs?

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