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Applying to a Certificate Program

Most UWPCE certificate programs require an application, including a nonrefundable application fee.

When a program is open for applications, instructions on how to apply can be found on the certificate program page.

Application Deadlines and Review

Most certificate programs have a rolling application process, which means that applications are reviewed in the order they’re received.

Starting with Autumn 2018 programs, applications will be accepted until two weeks before the first class meeting, or the program fills, whichever comes first. 

You’ll be notified if you’ve been accepted, waitlisted or not accepted within two weeks of submitting your application.  

Some programs have a single application review. In those cases, the deadline will be posted in the application instructions, and applications will be reviewed all at once.

Self-paced programs do not have application deadlines. You may apply anytime, and you’ll be notified if you are accepted within seven business days of applying.  

Waitlist Status

When a certificate program is waitlisted, you can still submit your application. We place a limited number of students on the waitlist, and we’ll contact you if a space becomes available. If you’re on a waitlist and aren’t offered a spot in the program, you’ll have the chance to defer your enrollment to the next offering.

Closed Status

When a certificate program is closed, it means that the program is full or already underway. In some cases,  you may still be able to enroll in an individual course without being accepted to the certificate program. Check the course page to see if the course is open for applications.

In Development Status

A program that’s in development will open for applications soon. Fill out a request for information form to find out more about a specific program, or subscribe to the UWPCE email list at the bottom of this page to get general program news and updates.