Application deadline: November 1, 2014. This is a limited-enrollment curriculum. Early submission of complete application materials is highly encouraged.
To apply for admission to the Horticultural Therapy Certificate Program, the following documents
- A completed admission application (fill in online form below)
- A one-page essay on why you wish to enter into the field of Horticultural Therapy (can be attached to online form)
- Three professional letters of reference
- A current resume that highlights work experience relevant to your professional goals (can be attached to online form)
- One set of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions (see below for instructions)
- Verification of all relevant training and professional experience
(e.g., photocopy of professional licensure forms)
- A current TB test, which may be requested and then submitted after provisional acceptance into the program
An official transcript is one that has been received directly from the issuing institution. It must bear an institutional validation (such as seal, logo, letterhead), date, and appropriate signature. Transcripts received that do not meet these requirements will not be considered official.
Guidelines for submitting materials
After submitting your initial online admission application, the following materials must be submitted together: one page essay, resume, documentation of all relevant training and professional experience, and when possible, the three letters of reference. Electronic files are preferred. Please label electronic files in the following format: Lastname_documenttype (e.g. John Doe’s file: doe_essay.doc).
Please send accompanying application materials and transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org or to this address:
Chicago Botanic Garden
c/o Certificate Programs
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
You will be notified of your application status prior to December 1, 2014. Accepted students will receive detailed instructions via email on the registration and enrollment process with Oakton Community College. After students complete the Oakton application, they are batch registered into the appropriate courses by the Oakton Community College enrollment center.
If you have questions about your application or the Horticultural Therapy Certificate Program, please contact Adult Education at email@example.com.
*Please note that applications will not be finalized until all required application materials as defined above, have been received.