How To Apply

Selection Process and Stipends


General Information

Campus Information


A full application for a CSHL course consists of a completed online application form, which requires you to enter basic personal/contact information and also upload the following files:

  • A personal statement/essay (5MB file size maximum). In 1000 words or less, please tell the admissions committee why you're applying for the course, how you will benefit from taking it, and what you hope to gain.

  • Two letters of recommendation (5MB file size maximum for each). Note that a few of our shorter courses require only one letter of recommendation. Please read the informational Web page carefully for the course you're applying to; if nothing is stated specifically about letters of recommendation, you can assume that two letters are required with your application.

  • Optional stipend request (5MB file size maximum). For more information, please click here or follow the link at left to "Selection Process and Stipends."

If you are ready to apply and have all the required files at hand to upload, please click the following link to access the full application form:

Full Application

You must submit all application materials by the deadline to be considered for admission. Please note that courses are limited in class size and admission is competitive. Applicants will be notified of selection decisions 4-6 weeks after the application deadline.


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