Apply to the Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching
It's time to start your application!
You've done your research and you are ready to apply. This is an exciting next step and we want to make it as smooth as possible for you. We're here to answer all of your questions. Please email Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up for an appointment with an Admissions Counselor at a time that is convenient for you. You can submit most documents, including your essay, letter of recommendation, and your CV, through our online application portal. Transcripts should be sent to the Admissions Office and need to arrive on or before the deadline.
Application Deadlines for Fall 2022 (August Start)
Priority Deadline: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
General Deadline: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Rolling Admission: There’s still time for you to apply. We are currently accepting applications on a rolling admission basis. Merit scholarships are available.
Interviews: By appointment
Application Deadlines for Fall 2023 (August Start)
Priority Deadline: Monday, May 15, 2023
General Deadline: Wednesday, July 12, 2023
All applicants who apply for the Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching for Fall 2022 will be considered for a $2,500 scholarship.
Required Application Materials
- $60.00 Application Fee (non-refundable), paid through the online application before submission.
- Completed application form
- One (1) letter of recommendation from a work supervisor
- Curriculum Vitae
- Application Essay
- Official transcript(s)
Letters of Recommendation
Letter(s) of recommendation are required from people who are able to attest to your professional, academic, intellectual, motivational, interpersonal, and emotional qualities. References should not be provided by family members, friends, or others who don't know you in either a professional or academic context.
The electronic recommendation form is required and although a supplemental letter is optional it is strongly recommended. Both the recommendation form and letter must be submitted electronically through your online application account.
How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation
William James College uses letters of recommendation to get an outside perspective on your academic and/or professional experience. Letters of recommendation are an extension of your resume or application, providing insight into you as a student, employee, and person. It's a way for us to get to know you and understand how you may excel in one of our programs! Therefore, it is important to think about who would best be able to speak to your professional and academic readiness for this graduate-level program.LEARN MORE
Please attach a current CV or résumé which includes the following: educational background, current activity, length and description of employment and/or training experiences, hours per week at each job or training site, names of supervisors at each facility, workshops and seminars attended, and any additional professionally-related material (e.g., presentations, publications, etc.). You may also include any extracurricular activities or interests that you deem relevant.
When composing your essay, please use a traditional font, one-inch margins and double line spacing on a letter-size document. Essay should be 700 words or less.
Tell us why you are seeking this degree to achieve your educational, career, and life goals.
When writing your essay, please refer to any professional or personal experiences and values that have contributed to this decision and why William James College is well suited to help you achieve these goals.
Optional (additional 250 words): Please address any challenges you have faced as related to your educational, career, and life goals and how you have met those challenges.
5 Tips for Writing Your Graduate School Admission Essay
While your graduate school application provides the admissions team with information about your grades and experience, many programs at William James College also require an essay. The requirements may differ by program, but the goal is the same: to get to know you and your aspirations beyond the information on your resume and/or transcript.LEARN MORE
Please request an official academic transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution that you have attended. Paper transcripts or e-transcripts should be sent directly to William James College from the issuing registrar's office. We recommend that you request these documents as soon as you decide to apply for admission and to allow at least ten business days for the issuing registrar to process your request. If you have completed a semester abroad and these corresponding courses do not appear on your home institution's transcript with a letter grade, then you must provide a separate transcript for this period of study.
Paper transcripts must be addressed to:
William James College
Office of Admissions
1 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
E-transcripts must be sent to email@example.com, and must arrive at William James College on or before the set deadline. Postmark on the deadline date is not acceptable.
All applicants who have attended a non-US institution of higher learning must provide an official translation and equivalency to US Higher Education of their academic record. William James College recommends that applicants contact World Education Services to request this service. For more information, please visit www.wes.org.