Applications received before the deadline will be considered a priority and reviewed first, however we will accept applications after the deadline.


  • August 1


  • December 1


  • May 1

You will receive an email regarding your admission decision within a few weeks after completing your application. 

Admissions Criteria

  • An undergraduate degree in any academic field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • An undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75.

Application Requirements

For fall 2021 applications, all applicants should complete the online application and upload the following items via the online application:

  1. Current Professional Resume
  2. Unofficial Transcripts

In addition to the above items, upload the following if you are applying to the CU Employee Leadership and Management Certificate:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Signed recommendation letter from your direct supervisor that explicitly states support of participation in this program, including using work time to take classes (if applicable) and department payment of fees and books. CU employees should review the complete requirements and steps necessary to use their tuition reimbursement benefit.

For spring 2022 applications, new or former CU students seeking a certificate only (non-degree seeking) should complete this application that streamlines the process with fewer steps.