Applying to this ABA Certificate Program


PLEASE NOTE: this program is not currently accepting applications.

Will you be Pursuing a Degree in Combination with this Certificate?

If you will be applying for the ABA certificate program only, the deadlines and directions are below. However, if you plan to combine the certificate with a related UNC degree program, please apply for the degree program. You can find degree information links for these programs on the Program Summary page. In addition to applying for the degree program, please also...

  • Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements for both that program and this certificate.
  • Email the Program Coordinator or Admissions Coach to let them know that you are completing the degree program application, but that you will also be adding in this certificate.

Certificate Application Deadline

This online program accepts applications throughout the year, and you can begin the program at the start of any academic Fall or Spring term.


  • Fall term: July 15
  • Spring term: November 15

Application Process

Apply for Free on April 1! UNC is waiving the application fee on Saturday, April 1 (12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m Mountain Time). You can start your application any time, but you must submit it on that day to receive the waiver. Fee waiver code: UNCFREEAPPDAY

Thank you for your interest in this UNC graduate program!

Please review the Eligibility section of the Program Summary page prior to application.

U.S. applicants (outside of Colorado) for online programs: please be sure to check your eligibility by state of residence.

The following directions are for applying to the certificate program only. If you are applying to a degree program and also pursuing this certificate, please see the section near the top of this page.

  • Apply to the UNC Graduate School. You will start a "UNC Graduate School Application." The following bullets will support you as you complete the application and material submission process.
  • On the application, choose the following program:

    • Graduate Certificate (Non-Degree): Applied Behavior Analysis (Extended Campus)

  • All applicants will need to request one official transcript from each regionally accredited college or university where a bachelor's degree or higher was earned (or is in progress). Some applicants may need to provide additional transcripts. Situations that require this are listed on the Graduate School website (choose Domestic or International). Directions for having your official transcript(s) sent to UNC are listed in the Application Portal.

  • International applicants: please visit the International Students Admission Requirements page for information about additional requirements.

  • GRE scores are NOT required for this program.

  • If you are unable to complete your application in one session, you can log back in to your application later to complete it. The application fee process will appear once you submit your application.

Once you apply to the UNC Graduate School and your application packet is complete, your application will be reviewed by the graduate school then sent to the faculty/program for an admission decision. The timing of the admission decision depends on each individual program’s deadline and review process.

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