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Prospective Cohort FAQ
General Questions

Q. I’ve applied to the CUNY Service Corps but haven’t heard back, what should I do?

  • We are still receiving applications and reviewing them. We will email you any updates on your qmail account.

Q. Do I need any letter of recommendations while submitting an application?

  • No, you do not need any letter of recommendations while applying. We do however will be needing contact references.

Q. Can I apply as a Part Time student?

  • In order to be a part of CUNY Service Corps, you must be a full time undergraduate student.

Q. What are some examples of CUNY Service Corps partners?

  • CUNY Citizenship Now!
  • New York Hall of Science
  • CUNY Creative Arts Team

Q. Can students reapply to the Service Corps if they’ve applied in previous years but were not accepted?

  • Yes, we encourage students to reapply to the CUNY Service Corps.

Q. Can students who graduated from the CUNY Service Corps in previous years, reapply for another year?

  • No, students who graduated from the CUNY Service Corps program cannot reapply for another year.
Service Corps Application

Q. I have submitted the application a while ago but I was wondering if you are allowed to go back in and edit my application.

  • Unfortunately the system does not allow you to go back and adjust your application

Q. How will you contact me regarding my application?

  • We will email you directly through your Queens College email.

Q. What are the program eligibility criteria?

  • Be working towards a degree at one of the 5 participating colleges (Queens College, Hostos Community College, LaGuardia Community College, John Jay College, NY College of Technology)
  • Be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits for undergraduate and 9 credits for graduate students) in spring 2020 and plan to enroll full-time during the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.5*
  • Have earned at least 24 college credits by the end of summer 2020 (12 college credits for community college students)*
  • Have addressed any remedial education needs prior to beginning fall 2020 classes
  • Have the proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • The Service Corps is a one-year commitment and opportunity for CUNY students. Past or current Service Corps members may not reapply.

Q. How many credits do I need to apply to the Service Corps?

  • 12 credits and above. You need to be a full time student for both Fall and Spring semester in order to apply to the CUNY Service Corps and you must be an undergraduate student.

Q. What GPA do I need to apply to the Service Corps?

  • You need at least a 2.5 GPA.

Q. Do I need to have work authorization in the US to apply to the CUNY Service Corps?

  • Yes, in order to qualify you will need to have a work authorization in the US.

Q. I am an international student, can I apply to the Service Corps?

  • Yes, international students and DACA students are eligible to apply.

Q. I am a graduate student, can I apply to the program?

  • Unfortunately the program has changed over the year and graduate students cannot apply to the program.

Q. I am an incoming undergraduate student, can I apply to the program?

  • Yes, you can apply if you have to complete at least 24 credits before you start the program.

Q. I am an incoming transfer student, can I apply to the program?

  • Yes, as long as you have at least 24 credits completed.

Q. What are expectations of students once they get into the program?

  • Student must work in their placement site for 10 – 12 hours a week.
  • Student must complete at least 216 hours in order to graduate from the program.
  • Student must complete 8 hours of volunteer service.
  • Students have to complete all the monthly trainings
  • Student must create a Learning Action Plan.
  • Each semester students have to have touchpoint meeting (one on one) with the manager, Taruna Shadhoo