The Cornerstone Institute for Anointing aims to attract and recruit highly motivated students who pose the greatest potential to perform well and have an impact in society. We encourage applications from prospective students of diverse backgrounds, particularly those that are historically underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We are committed to ensuring that all of our students succeed and secure meaningful employment within 90 days of graduation. Thus, once admitted, we pair each student with an Academic Advisor who acts as a mentor and strengthens the student’s overall support system. Academic Advisors are responsible for building rapports with all of their students and crafting customized success plans based on their students’ interests, goals, strengths and challenges.

Application Instructions

Cornerstone Institute for Anointing strives to select students whose goals align with the school’s vision and mission. Application forms along with submission instructions are accessible here. Our review panel members administer careful and thoughtful review to every complete application that is submitted. To ensure timely decisions to all candidates, we will not review any incomplete applications. Our review team will select finalists to participate in interviews (in-person preferred). We will admit up to 60 students per quarter (no more than 12 per program). There will be a waitlist created per the ranking of the students. All applicants will be notified regarding the selection committee’s admission decision via email and postal mail. Each student’s application form and the review process along with the interview notes will be documented for our records.

Applicant Eligibility Criteria*

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older,
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED,
  • Must not have a record of expulsion or severe disciplinary action for harming or endangering the welfare of others.

*Please Note: Refer to our “Description of Course Offerings” for pre-requisite information and entrance requirements for our various programs.

Applicant Enrollment Requirements

  • Personal Statement,
  • Academic Transcripts** (High School and Postsecondary, if applicable),
  • Extracurricular Activities,
  • Letters of Recommendation (3).

**Please Note: As a non-degree granting institution, we do not apply credits for work completed at other institutions. All credits earned at our institution are transferable to another institution at the sole discretion of the accepting institution. Students who engage in life or work experiences via internships will not receive credits, but rather a certificate of completion as well as standard course acknowledgement on their student transcripts.

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Accepted, declined, and waitlisted students are all notified via email (primary communication source) and postal mail (secondary communication source) by the deadlines listed above. In certain cases, our review panel may offer some students a ‘Provisional Acceptance,’ whereby full acceptance is contingent upon the student completing an outstanding portion of their application within a certain timeframe. Each student offered a provisional acceptance will receive full details of action steps that should be taken in order to move forward. Examples include international students experiencing relocation delays, students engaged in overseas activities prohibiting them from starting on-time, and other personal/professional/academic reasons.

Application forms along with submission instructions are accessible here.


Equal Opportunity Institution

The Cornerstone Institute for Anointing does not discriminate or consider any of the following non-merit factors when admitting students: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.


The Cornerstone Institute for Anointing’s governing body has approved each course and certificate program offered in DC. Coursework earned at the DC location can be transferred to the San Francisco Office as part of an existing certificate program offered by the school.

Student Right-To-Know

We disclose completion and graduation rates (PDF) of full-time certificate undergraduate students to current and prospective students annually. A student is considered to have completed or graduated if he or she fulfills the program’s requirements within 150% of the normal time allotted for the program, that is 2.5 quarters for our particular programs. These figures are augmented depending on whether a student left the institution prior to completion and within 150% of the normal time allotted for completion, or enrolled in a program at an eligible institution for which the prior program provided substantial preparation.

Campus Security Act

We report information about crimes reported on campus and in the surrounding area to comply with federal law, specifically the Campus Security (Clery) Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act.