Admissions Questions

What is a personal statement?
The purpose of a written personal statement is to provide further insight into the applicant's:
  • Intent in applying to a program
  • Writing and communication skills
  • Personal and professional accomplishments and experiences
  • Educational goals and expectations from the program
The personal statement should be two pages typed (500-1,000 words). Care in preparing this statement is strongly encouraged.
How do I obtain my academic transcripts?
Contact the Registrar's Office at your transferring college or university to request an official transcript.
  • In order for a transcript to be "official," it must be in a sealed envelope from the transferring college or university
  • Be sure to confirm with the institution's Registrar's Office whether your classes were undergraduate, graduate, or both
What kind of resume do I need?
A resume that reflects academic and professional qualifications.
Is there an application fee for CPS?
No, there is no application fee.
Who should I ask for a recommendation?
Recommendations should be provided from employers, supervisors, professors or others who are able to comment on your professional and educational goals and potential. Recommendations from relatives or personal friends are not acceptable.
How do I apply for an I-20 (student visa)?
Please follow the instructions on the visa information page here.

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