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DCCL Application and Admission Process

The goal of the DCCL admission process is to bring together a diverse and highly-qualified cohort of learners. The admission process is designed to select applicants who demonstrate the greatest potential for both successful graduate work and, upon program completion, substantive contribution to the leadership of community colleges.

An applicant's admissions packet will be considered holistically along with the overall composition of the admissions packets of the cohort group, with a goal of creating balance and diversity within the group. Whenever possible the composition of the cohort will represent geographically and demographically diverse institutions and individuals so that student input in the courses will reflect a variety of experiences.

The admissions committee will review applications as they are received.  You can apply at any time, and if accepted, be offered a seat in the next available cohort.  After all materials are received, they will be sent to the admissions committee, which will make a decision within 15 business days.

Application Process

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Submit Online Application

To begin, fill out the online application form.

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Submit Additional Materials

After submitting your online application, you will be emailed links to upload additional materials, including your resume or CV, essay question responses, and writing samples. Please upload each of these as a pdf file.


Send Official Transcripts

Please send your official transcripts to: Office of Graduate Studies 420 Oak Street, PRK 120 Big Rapids, MI 49307 [email protected]

Application Information

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