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Application and Admission Process

Application submission procedure:

To begin, fill out the Online Application Form.

After the form is submitted, you will be emailed links to upload the additional materials:

  • Resume or CV (pdf)
  • Essay question responses (pdf)
  • Writing samples (pdf)

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

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.

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Cohort Thirteen Application Timeline

Early admissions deadline: Applications must be 100% complete and turned in by midnight, December 10, 2021.  You will need to send for your transcripts early to make sure they arrive by this date. If you apply by this early admissions date and are accepted, you will receive a coupon toward DCCL gear! 

Classes begin on May 13, 2022.

 

Texas Cohort 3 Application Timeline

Final admissions deadline: Applications must be 100% complete and turned in by midnight, October 31, 2021.  You will need to send for your transcripts early to make sure they arrive by this date

Classes begin on January 7, 2022.

 

DCCL Application Information