How to Apply

Children's and Young Adult Literature (CAYAL) Certificate

Domestic Applicants

Deadlines

Fall: March 1
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1

Application Fee

$55.00

Payment Information

You can pay the application fee online with the following credit cards.

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Discover
Admissions Questions
Graduate Studies Office
  • (812) 856-8504
Program Information
Prof. Donna Adomat
  • (812) 856-8258

  1. 1Prepare Your Application

    The Graduate Studies Office will complete applications after the deadline up until a few weeks before the semester starts. This does not guarantee your application will be reviewed by faculty as different programs have different availabilities. If you are applying after the deadline or for a semester without a posted deadline you should confirm with the department that they will still be reviewing applications before applying.

    A complete application consists of not only the application but also required transcripts, letters of recommendation, test scores, personal statement, and anything else required. In order to have met the deadline all materials must be received by the deadline date.

    Your application for admission will need to include the items listed below. It typically takes applicants several months to complete their applications. Here are some tasks you can begin working on right now to reduce the time it takes to complete your application:

    • Order official transcripts now

    We will begin to build your application file as soon as your first application item arrives in our office. You do not need to wait until all materials are ready before you start the application process.

    Current Résumé

    Submit your current résumé as a PDF file or as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx). No other file formats will be accepted into the online application.

    Official Transcripts

    Submit one official transcript from each college or university you attended where you attempted 9 or more credits. Transcripts may be sent to us by either the institution or you; however, transcripts must arrive in a sealed, official envelope. Loose or opened transcripts will not be accepted.

    Electronic transcripts are acceptable if the transcript is official and comes directly from the University or appropriate transcript service.  Please have the transcript sent directly to the Indiana University, School of Education, Graduate Studies Admission Office at gsoadms@indiana.edu.

    You do not need to submit transcripts from Indiana University. We will be able to access your IU transcript directly.

  2. 2Complete Your Application Online

    Complete and submit your application online.

    Faculty members in the program to which you are applying will make initial decisions about admissions. After faculty members review applications, they make their admissions recommendations to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, who makes the final decision.

    Note that faculty members will not review your application until it is complete. After you submit your application online, you will receive an email listing all of the supporting documents that have yet to be received (if any). We recommend that you submit your application well in advance of the deadlines to allow time for all materials, including official transcripts, to arrive before the deadline.

  3. 3Look for an Email

    You will get an email if your application is incomplete, or if you’ve been admitted or denied.