Think CLE might be right for you?

Everything you need to know can be found through the Application process, Commonly Asked Questions, or by connecting with a member of the CLE team. We are here to guide you through the inquiry and CLE application process as you consider these next transition steps.

It all starts here…


Ready to apply at CLE


Estimated Start Date.
From 2+ years out to immediate interest, CLE offers rolling enrollment for students any time during the year.

National Admissions Line
The CLE team is ready to answer your questions. Let us walk you through the services offered at CLE.

Tour a CLE Center
Meet the Center staff, check out the local area, and see where CLE services are offered.

Next Steps
Our next steps are simply outlined for you to begin the CLE application process.

Step 1

Complete the Application

CLE offers two application options for families ready to take the next step to Apply. The first allows you to complete the application online. You will have the ability to save it prior to submission, so it doesn’t need to all be completed in one sitting. This is an easy and efficient way to submit the application to us. The second application option affords you the opportunity to download the CLE Application to your computer to complete it.

We encourage prospective students to participate in the application process as much as possible.

Apply to CLE

Fill out application online

Online Application Form

*Preferred Method

Download Application to CLE

Download/print the application

Download Application Form

Step 2

Gather Application Materials

It’s time to gather the following supporting documents to accompany your CLE application. If you have questions regarding the required documents, please reach out to the CLE representative you are currently working with.

  • Psycho-Educational Evaluation
    Conducted within the last 3 years
  • School Transcripts
    High School and College
  • Special Accommodation Records
    IEP or 504 (if applicable)
  • Personal Essay completed
    By student applicant
  • Letter of Recommendation
    By Professional or Counselor

    Letter of Recommendation

Step 3

Return all Materials &
Pay Application Fee

Submitting all supporting documentation from Step 2 is easy. Here are three options to choose from all of which are secure and confidential. You may also pay your application fee online through the link below.

Return all Application Materials by either:

EMAIL *Preferred method


(866) 653-8118


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Pay Application Fee


Application Fee

Step 4

Schedule an Interview

Congrats, you have made it this far! Time to pat yourself on the back or throw up your hand because we’re sending you a virtual high-five!

We appreciate the time you have taken to submit the CLE application materials. Our team is committed to contacting each applicant within 24 hours of receipt of the application and the accompanying documents, so you will be hearing from a member the team shortly.

Next we will schedule an interview to take place at a CLE site of interest. The interview includes the opportunity to meet with CLE faculty to discuss the program and a tour of the campus and the CLE residential communities. Please note that this process can take up to three hours.

Please contact us at (800) 486-5058 with any questions about the application process or you may simply complete this form.

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