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SPIRITAS: Admission and Information Sessions

Pre-Requisite: A Bachelor’s degree with a major in a science discipline.

Admissions to the SPIRITAS Program: - a 4 step process

1. Come to an information session: Learn about the program, the expectations, and the schedule. All persons interested in this program must attend an information session. Skype sessions are available for non-New York City residents by contacting Dr. Laurenson.

Session Dates:

February 13th, Thursday at 5:00pm

February 19th, Tuesday at 4:30pm

February 20th, Thursday at 12:00noon

February 24th, Monday at 10:00am

February 27th, Thursday at 6:00pm

March 4th, Tuesday at 3:00pm

March 6th, Thursday at 6:00pm

March 10th, Monday at 1:00pm

March 12th, Wednesday at 4:00pm

March 18th, Tuesday at 2:00pm

March 20th, Thursday at 5:00pm

March 24th, Monday at 11:00am

March 27th, Thursday at 4:30pm

April 1st, Tuesday at 3:00pm (Powdermaker Hall, Room 150)


All sessions held at Queens College (Kissena Blvd. Flushing, NY, 11367) in Powdermaker Hall, Room 137 except where otherwise noted.

Note: Applicants must be either a US Citizen or Green Card Holder.

2. Submit formal applications: (a) To Queens College for graduate admission. (b) To the Secondary Education and Youth Services Department (SEYS) in the Division of Education for admission to the SPIRITAS program. The application form for SPIRITAS is only distributed at the information sessions.           

Deadline for cohort beginning summer session 2014 is April 30th, 2014

Send to: 
Dr. D.J. Laurenson   
SPIRITAS Director  
Division of Education, Powdermaker Hall 
Queens College, CUNY    
65-30 Kissena Blvd.   
Flushing, NY 11367
Note: You will need to send an official transcript with the Queens College application; an unofficial transcript is all that is required for SEYS.  Also, if you have not yet graduated you must submit a list of courses currently being taken and any future courses you plan to take in your final semester.  

4. Come to a Review Meeting: Soon after submitting your application, you will be invited to a meeting at Queens College to review your application.  At that meeting a discussion of your completed academic work will be conducted along with a discussion about any plans you have before embarking on the SPIRITAS program.
5. Interviews: Applicants will be interviewed once they have submitted all documents to Queens College and decisions regarding acceptance will follow the interviews.    


 Office Information


Chair: Eleanor Armour-Thomas  
Powdermaker Hall, Room 150
65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Flushing, NY 11367

Phone: 718-997-5150
Fax: 718-997-5152

David Laurenson
Program Director
Powdermaker Hall, Room 137A
Telephone: 718-997-5194

Annemarie Nava
Program Assistant
Powdermaker Hall, Room 137
Telephone: 718-997-5178


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