Non-Degree Admissions

The CUNY School of Professional Studies offers graduate-level credit courses that are not part of registered certificate or degree programs.  Candidates must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in order to receive graduate credit. Please take time to review the CUNY School of Professional Studies' admission policies.

Select the following programs to view specific admissions requirements, application instructions, and registration information:

Seminars on Science

Admission Criteria

Seminars on science are fully online professional development courses for educators. Registrants must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in order to seek credit from CUNY School of Professional Studies.

Registration

Matriculated CUNY students (except Brooklyn College)

  1. Do not register for the course through the Seminars on Science website.
  2. Obtain an ePermit to take a Seminars on Science class for credit through the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Faculty advisors at your home college must approve your request.
  3. To access ePermit, go to the CUNY Portal Login page. Once on the University's Login page, you will have to register for a CUNY Portal ID and Password, if you haven't already done so, by clicking on "Register" and following the directions. Once registered and logged in, you will be directed to your own "My Page" that has a link to the ePermit system prominently displayed. You can track the process online, and will be informed electronically when your request is approved or denied.
  4. If you have any questions about the ePermit system, please contact your home college registrar. If your home college registrar is unable to resolve the problem, contact SPS at 212.652.2869 or information@sps.cuny.edu.

Brooklyn College Students

  1. Follow the instructions on the Brooklyn College Schedule of Graduate Courses Sections for registration instructions.

Non Matriculated (Non-Degree) Students

  1. Register for Seminars on Science courses via the American Museum of Natural History website.
  2. Ask the institution that awarded you your BA/BS to send a transcript of prior baccalaureate study directly to the CUNY SPS address listed above. They may charge an additional fee for this service. The SPS Registrar must receive your transcript before the final class session.
  3. In order to earn graduate credit from SPS, download the  appropriate registration form below. If you are not already enrolled at CUNY, you will also need to pay a one-time $70 application fee. Return the form with a check payable to the CUNY School of Professional Studies for $660 per course (plus the $70 fee if applicable) to:

CUNY School of Professional Studies
Attn: Associate Registrar
119 West 31st Street -- Suite 123
New York, NY 10001

Children's Program Administrator Credential

Admission Criteria

Applicants to courses in Early Childhood Education Administration must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution to qualify for admission. A personal statement is also required. Current directors of early childhood education programs or those who aspire to leadership positions are encouraged to apply.

Application

  1. To submit an application, click here. This will take you to the CUNY School of Professional Studies' online application website. This site includes instructions for creating a user account and completing the application. In addition, detailed instructions can be found in the ApplyYourself Applicant Guide. The application fee is $70. Payment is made via the online application system using your credit or debit card.

  2. An official transcript showing proof of a bachelor's degree or NYS teaching license must be sent to the School of Professional Studies. Applicants may use the transcript request form to request a transcript from their previous college/university. Documentation should be sent to:

CUNY School of Professional Studies
Attn: Associate Registrar
119 West 31st Street -- Suite 123
New York, NY 10001

Applicants do not have to upload a resume or obtain references to apply.

Registration

Once admitted, please download and complete the registration form below and send it, along with payment, to the Associate Registrar, Jennifer Lee, via fax at 212.652.2889 or mail to the address below:

CUNY School of Professional Studies
Attn: Associate Registrar
119 West 31st Street -- Suite 123
New York, NY 10001 

International Students

Before applying; an international applicant who wishes to study under an F-1 visa should contact the international student advisor Tom Jennings, Assistant Dead of Enrollment Management and Student Services, who serves as the international student advisor, at 646.664.8501 or thomas.jennings@mail.cuny.edu.

Applicants who will apply for nonimmigrant F-1 or J-1 visas for entry into the United States and applicants already in the United States in F-1 or J-1 student status must complete the International Student Application Form.

International applicants must have a TOEFL minimum score of 577 on the paper based test, minimum score of 233 on the computer based test (CBT), or a minimum of 90 on the internet based test (IBT). The TOEFL code for the CUNY School of Professional Studies is 4829. For questions about TOEFL requirements, please call 212.652.2869.

Applicants who have completed their previous education in another country must submit official transcripts of their studies, accompanied by certified translations if they are not in English.

Auditing Courses

Students who do not wish to take a course for credit may audit the course by selecting the audit option. Fees remain the same as credit courses, however, students who audit will not be evaluated or receive a transcript.

An exception to the payment of tuition for auditing courses is made for senior citizens. Senior citizens may enroll in undergraduate courses only, on an audit basis, without tuition charges and without credit, on a space available basis. Registration will take place on the first day of classes. These senior citizens pay a senior citizen fee plus the consolidated fee. The grade of "AUD" will be assigned. The same principles relating to change of status indicated in the preceding paragraph also applies to senior citizens auditing courses.