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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

Certificate programs have either a rolling application deadline or a set application deadline.

In the case of a rolling deadline, applications are reviewed in the order they’re received until the program closes. You’ll be notified if you’ve been accepted, waitlisted or not accepted within two weeks of submitting your application.

If a program has a set deadline, it will be displayed in the application instructions, and applications will be reviewed all at once. Applications will be accepted after the deadline on a space-available basis only.

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.