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We are now accepting Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 applications! Apply today!
When to Apply and Arrive
We strongly encourage all students to apply as early as possible.
CELOP offers programs throughout the year in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students can apply to programs after the online application is made available for each semester.
- February – Fall Semester application is available.
- August – Spring Semester application is available.
- January – Summer Semester application is available.
After you have completed your application and have been accepted to CELOP, we will need 2–3 business days to process and issue your I-20 Certificate of Eligibility. During busier times of the year, processing time may take longer.
You must also allow time to arrange and attend a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy in your country. To check visa wait times at the U.S. Embassy in your city, please visit the U.S. Department of State visa website.
Check-In & Arrive at CELOP
Accepted students are expected to arrive at CELOP by the Check-In day of their program. The Dates & Fees page has the first day (Check-In day) and last day of all our programs. You may also check the CELOP Calendar for your Check-In day.
In rare cases, you may need to arrive after the Check-In day of your program. If this is the case, you must inform CELOP of your late arrival before the Check-In day, and receive written approval to arrive late.
All students who arrive late for any 12-week program must understand that:
- they may not be able to join the concentration that they selected on the application form;
- they may have a limited choice of elective classes;
- they will be counted absent for any missed classes;
If you do not receive approval for late arrival, CELOP may not be able to enroll you in class. In such cases, CELOP may recommend that you transfer to another school. The application fee will not be refunded.
Please contact us if you think you need to arrive late for your program.