Application Fee


Guide to Preparing Your Statement of Purpose

Prepare a brief original statement (maximum 350 words) explaining your interest in the proposed field of study and your previous background. Be sure to:

  1. Include your full name and the Evening Certificate Programs to which you are applying.
  2. Discuss your personal interest in the intended field of study.
  3. Discuss your academic and/or work experience.
  4. Describe work experience or courses taken that meet specific prerequisites for the certificate to which you are applying.

Guide to Preparing Your Financial Statement and Certification

The U.S. government requires you to demonstrate that sufficient financial resources will be available to you while studying in the United States. Your financial statement and certification must be in English and dated within 90 days of your application. See estimated minimum expenses. You may provide financial certification in one of two ways:

  • Complete the Financial Statement and Certification (PDF) of the application. If someone else is providing proof of financial support, please clearly indicate your relationship to this person and ensure he/she signs where indicated.
  • Submit an original bank statement (monthly account record). The original bank statement should show an excess of the total fees and estimated expenses as described in the Financial Statement and Certification form. The bank statement must be no older than 90 days from the date the application is submitted.

Résumé/curriculum vitae (C.V.)

  • Include a chronological list of all employment and the duties you performed.
  • Please include all degrees earned or courses attended and any other experience that may be of interest to the academic review committee.

After you submit the online application:

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Your application will not be considered until you pay the $100 nonrefundable application fee.

If you are accepted into the program, please allow 10 days for your I-20 to be mailed. Once mailed, the date sent and tracking number will appear in the Notes below.