Graduate Nontraditional Student Admissions
You’re ready for an advanced degree, and you need a program that fits with your busy lifestyle. We’ve streamlined our application process to make it as simple as possible.
The College of Professional and Continuing Studies graduate programs are well respected, fully accredited, and scheduled to meet your needs.
Admission to these programs is based on prior academic work and professional experience. They’re open to individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. College of Professional and Continuing Studies applicants in any degree or certificate program can apply using the same process. Let’s get started.
How to Apply
Create an application account and complete the information requested.
Pay a nonrefundable application fee, then fully complete the graduate application, noting your interest in the College of Professional and Continuing Studies. Include an essay that demonstrates your intellectual promise and your motivation to engage in graduate-level work.
Provide official transcripts for all previous colleges or institutions. Submit transcripts either prior to or within 30 days of the date of the official letter of acceptance. They should be mailed directly to:
Office of University Admissions
Levermore Hall, Room 114
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, New York 11530-0701
When to Apply
Our Academic Calendar lists starting dates for each semester. You should begin your application process at least two to three months prior to the semester in which you want to enroll.
- For the fall semester, begin the application process in May
- For the spring semester, begin the application process in October
- We can process applications throughout the entire year