Application Deadline

We’re currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. We’ll accept applications until Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, or until the program fills, whichever comes first.

Application Steps

Step 1: Gather the following materials

  • A brief letter (250-word maximum) that describes your relevant experience, transferable skills, knowledge of the field and interest in this program
  • A resume that highlights how your education and any applicable experience fulfill the program's admission requirements

Step 2: Apply

Complete your application and submit the materials listed in step 1, along with your $50 nonrefundable application fee.

After Applying

We’ll contact you within two weeks of receiving your application materials to let you know if you’ve been accepted to the program.

If you’re accepted, we’ll send you details about your first-term course, including information on how to register and pay your course fees. Payment is due no later than two days before your first class.


Once you’ve applied to the certificate program, you can apply for a $1,000 scholarship from the H. Asuman Kiyak Endowed Student Support Fund to help with program costs. The application deadline is Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

Learn more about this scholarship and how to apply.

Related Resources


There are no formal admission requirements for this program, and anyone who is interested in gerontology is encouraged to apply. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is recommended but not required.

English Proficiency

If English is not your native language, you should have at least intermediate English skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements – Credit Programs.


  • Access to a computer with a current operating system and web browser 
  • Reliable high-speed Internet connection 
  • Access to Microsoft Office products, including Word and Outlook

Earning the Certificate

You earn the certificate by adhering to the program's attendance policy and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.

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