Frequently Asked Questions

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CLYLP Digital

Is CLYLP hosting multiple programs in 2021?

No. Only CLYLP Digital will be offered due to the ongoing pandemic.

Who should apply?

10th and 11th grade students in California who are interested in participating in meeting other CA students, hearing guest speakers, participating in workshops and learning more about their culture. Read more about the CLYLP Mission here.

What is the cost to attend a CLYLP Program?

All CLYLP programs are FREE of cost to students and their families. Any student who does not have access to a device/internet can request support or accommodations which will be considered on a case by case basis.

What grade level must students be in to apply?

Students must be a high school sophomore or junior at the time of application for all of CLYLP’s high school programs.

I don’t identify as Chicano or Latino, can I apply?

Yes! Students of all identities are welcomed to apply!

What is the deadline to submit my application?

The deadline for submitting all materials is June 4, 2021 at 11:59PM

I participated in CLYLP Digital 2020, am I eligible to apply in 2021?

Yes. If you participated in CLYLP's Digital program in 2020 you may apply for 2021.

What will the program schedule be like?

The program will take place on the following dates and times. Full schedule will be provided to accepted students closer to the conference dates.

  • Friday, July 16, 6PM-7:30PM - Welcome and Introductions
  • Saturday, July 17, 9AM-2PM - Various speakers, workshops, presentations and familia time. Breaks will be scheduled.
  • Sunday, July 18, 9AM-2PM - Various speakers, workshops, presentations and familia time. Breaks will be scheduled.
  • Wednesday, July 21, 6PM-7PM - Familia Time
  • Saturday, July 24, 9AM-2PM - Various speakers, workshops, presentations and familia time. Breaks will be scheduled.
  • Sunday, July 25, 9AM-2PM - Various speakers, workshops, presentations and familia time. Breaks will be scheduled.

The Application

How do I create an account to submit my application?

Follow the steps outlined in the video guided walkthrough or PDF guided walkthrough for creating your account.

I am having trouble signing up for an account, what can I do?

Follow the steps outlined here.

Helpful pointers:

  • Nickname, Username, Email, and should all be the same email address
  • Password must have a minimum of 8 characters and use both numbers and letter
If you are receiving errors attempting to create your account please be sure you've followed the steps above. If you are still receiving errors, please email with the error message you are receiving.

I’m having trouble accessing the application after creating my account, what can I do?

  • The “submit application” area will be visible within 24 hours of creating your account. Please wait a minimum of 1 hour after creating your account and return to the application screen. If needed, log out and log in.
  • If after 24 hours you do not see the “submit application” area, email for support

Can I edit my application after I submit?

Our current platform does not allow for edits. Please use this checklist to ensure you are prepared to submit. If after submitting you need to provide an additional document please email

Can recommenders send their forms directly to CLYLP?


  • If you are applying online, you must upload the form from your recommender with your application before submission.
  • If you submit a paper application via U.S. mail, you must mail the form from your recommender in the same envelope as your application. The recommendation letter can be sealed in an envelope within the application packet, or simply placed in the packet.
If your recommender prefers to not give you the completed form directly, they may email it as a PDF to with the subject link “Recommendation Form - Student Name” The recommender form can be found in English or in Spanish.

Can both my recommenders be educators or community leaders, or do I have to have one of each?

In an effort to learn more about you in various aspects of your life, your recommendation letters should come from each requested categories. If it is not possible to get one from both cateogires, we will accept 2 recommendations from the same category. Please ensure recommenders are completing the required form which can be found here. The form is available in both English and Spanish.

How do I submit my transcript?


  • If the student is applying online, the student must scan the transcript into a PDF file and upload it to the online application. If the transcript came in a sealed envelope, the document must be opened.
  • If the student is submitting a paper application via U.S. mail, the student must mail the transcript (if it is sealed in an envelope, keep it sealed) together with the rest application materials.

What is the status of my application?

You will receive emails after you submitted your application and as the application is being reviewed.