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School of Professional and Graduate Studies FAQ


What is the difference between the
Undergraduate College Admissions Office and the School of Professional and Graduate Studies?
The Undergraduate College Admissions Office works only with students under the age of 25 applying to undergraduate degree programs at the Riverdale Campus.

The School of Professional and Graduate Studies works with all students at the Midtown Manhattan campus, undergraduate applicants over the age of 25 at the Riverdale campus, and all non-degree and graduate students at the Manhattan site and Riverdale campus.

I am applying to a degree program offered through the School of Professional and Graduate Studies. What mailing address should I use when I send my application materials?
All applicants to programs offered through the School of Professional and Graduate Studies (SPGS) should send their application materials to the following:

Ellen Lynch, Graduate Admission Counselor
College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Fonthill Castle, Riverdale, NY 10471

What is the difference between the Riverdale and Manhattan campuses?
Our main campus is located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. All undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at this site.

Transfer applicants to the B.S. in Nursing program are not required to have any 'pre-requisites'. Our Mid-Manhattan site located on the upper east side of Manhattan, offers the B.S. in Nursing degree program as well as the Post-Master's Nursing Education program. Some non-degree programs are available at the Mid-Manhattan site.

Applicants to the B.S. in Nursing program in Manhattan must have at least 60 'transferable' credits to qualify for admission to the nursing program in Manhattan. These credits can be in almost any area of study. The Mid-Manhattan site serves as a degree completion program for B.S. in Nursing students. Therefore, the beadth and depth of elective and core classes that are available in Riverdale are not available in Manhattan. As a result, applicants to this site must meet the 60 credit minimum transfer requirement.

Many schools have pre-requisites for admission to their nursing programs such as requiring the completion of Anatomy and Physiology and Chemistry. Does the School of Professional and Graduate Studies have the same requirements?
Aside from the 60 transferable credits required by students applying to the mid-Manhattan site, the science classes - Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry - are not required for admission to either nursing program in Manhattan or Riverdale. All 5 science classes can be taken through the College of Mount Saint Vincent. The 5 science classes are required for admission to the "clinical" portion of the nursing program.