We are accepting applications for the spring semester. Apply today!

When to Apply and Check-In

Semester Applications

  • Fall Semester Application – available in February.
  • Spring Semester Application – available in August.
  • Summer Semester Application – available in January.


Application Deadlines

To review all our program application deadlines, please visit our Program Dates & Fees page.


Timing and Schedules

We strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible for the semester in which you are interested.
Please refer to our Program Dates & Fees.

After you have been accepted to CELOP,
typically it may take 2–3 business days to process and issue your I-20 Certificate of Eligibility.

During periods of high volume,
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 for the latest visa wait times at the U.S. Embassy in your city, please visit the U.S. Department of State visa website.


Check-In 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. 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 CELOP 12-week programs 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 make sure your schedule allows you to arrive at CELOP on time.