Application Deadline

Applicants are required to be currently employed in higher education or Student Affairs before application is submitted. 

January 15

Program Begins



Official transcripts of graduate and undergraduate coursework from the institutions where your degrees were conferred must be received in order to complete and review your application. Transcripts may be mailed (see address below) or hand delivered in the institutions’ sealed envelope. An official transcript can also be sent through an electronic transcript database provider such as Scrip-Safe, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, or others. The transcript should be sent directly to Theresa Jennings at . When given the option as to where your transcripts should be sent please choose “other” or “employer” so that you can input Ms. Jennings' name and email address, rather than the default undergraduate or graduate admissions offices. Transcripts are considered official only if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution.

Professional & Continuing Education
JMU Ice House
127 West Bruce Street, MSC 6906
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Attn: Theresa Jennings

Required by Program

Written responses to these four items:

  1. Describe your current position and how you interact with college students.
  2. Describe how you will benefit from completing the certificate program.
  3. Describe how the degree-seeking students (i.e. CSPA classmates) will benefit from your participation in class activities.
  4. Describe your future plans and the role of a CSPA certificate in those plans.


One Letter of Recommendation from a current supervisor.

Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants will upload a credential evaluation of their non-U.S. college or university transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

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