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How to Apply

Visit our Application Page and click "Submit Application" to get started. You may start the application and return to complete it at any time.

Before you apply, please review the program schedule and program details to ensure you will be able to complete the program, and review the curriculum to make sure the program is right for you. You should also review the program costs page for information on tuition, professional discounts, and tuition assistance.

Please note that applications are considered on a rolling basis and capacity is limited to 100 participants. The program may fill up before the final deadline, so apply early for the best chance of being considered.

Required Materials

To apply to the certificate program, you must submit:
  • A completed online application form
  • A short personal statement (up to 500 words)
  • Your resume or CV

Tuition Assistance Application

Applicants at a financial disadvantage may be eligible for tuition assistance. To be considered, you will need to submit the above, plus:
  • Your annual household income
  • A short explanation of your financial need

Scholarship Application

To be considered for one of our two full-tuition scholarships, you will need to complete all of the above, plus:
  • A scholarship statement detailing how your participation in the program will impact your work and benefit the low-income community in which you work.

Application Review

Applications are reviewed and admission granted on a rolling basis. Typically, you can expect a decision within two weeks of your application. Applicants requesting consideration for financial assistance may take longer.

Applicants requesting consideration for a scholarship will not receive an admissions decision until after a thorough review of all scholarship applicants has been completed. Please note the scholarship priority deadline and apply early to ensure your application will be considered.

Payment Information

You do not need to enter payment information to submit your application. If you are admitted to the program, we will contact you with payment instructions. To secure your position in the program, you will need to make a $250 deposit within one week of receiving your admissions decision. The deposit will be applied to your tuition balance. The remaining tuition will be due on the payment deadline before the program begins. Please keep an eye out for emails from

Technical Requirements

To participate in the program, you will need consistent access to:
  • A computer, laptop, or tablet capable of playing audio and video
  • Internet connection (recommended speed at least 600 kbps)
  • A web camera and microphone
Equipment and software are the responsibility of the participant and will not be provided by Yale University.

Technical Support

All participants will receive access to technical support related to the use of the course platform and software. Please contact us at, for any questions about the application process.

Yale University's Nondiscrimination Statement

The University is committed to basing judgments concerning the admission, education and employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities and affirmatively seeks to attract to its faculty, staff and student body qualified persons of diverse backgrounds. In accordance with this policy and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs or employment against any individual on account of that individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.