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Please review these Teachers College Admissions policies before applying.

Eligibility

Eligibility is dependent on acceptance to Teachers College, successful completion of Peace Corps Volunteer Service (not necessarily in teaching), strong commitment to urban public education, and other competitive factors determined through the Peace Corps Fellows Program supplementary application. In addition, some academic programs have their own special admissions requirements such as minimum undergraduate credits in particular subject areas, extra letters of recommendations, writing samples, interviews, etc. Please contact the academic program you are applying to for information regarding special admissions requirements.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Continuing its long-standing policy to support active equality for all persons, Teachers College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other criterion specified by federal, state or local laws, in the administration of its admissions, employment and educational policies or scholarship, loan, athletic and other school-administered programs. Rather, Teachers College affirms that it admits students and selects employees regardless of their race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, pregnancy and gender expression, or any other criterion specified by federal, state or local laws and thereafter accords them all the rights and privileges generally made available to students or employees at the school.

Students with concerns about the application of civil rights laws (including Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Age Discrimination Act) may wish to speak with the Office of the Vice Provost, 113 Zankel, (212) 678-3052, the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, Janice Robinson, 128 Zankel, (212) 678-3391, or the Ombudsman, Erwin Flaxman, 280 Grace Dodge, (212) 678-4169. 

Faculty and staff with concerns about the application of civil rights laws (including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Age Discrimination Act) may wish to speak with the Office of the Vice Provost, 113 Zankel, (212) 678-3052, the Office of Human Resources, 112 Zankel, (212) 678-3175, the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, Janice Robinson, 128 Zankel, (212) 678-3391, or the Ombudsman, Erwin Flaxman, 280 Grace Dodge, (212) 678-4169. 

Individuals with disabilities who seek reasonable accommodations or information concerning accommodations should contact the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities (OASID), 166 Thorndike, (212) 678-3689 (voice/TTY).

Reasonable Accommodation and Member Safety

(a) The Program provides reasonable accommodations through the Teachers College Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities, which ensures that programs and services at TC are physically, programmatically, and attitudinally accessible to individuals with disabilities. Equal access is achieved through individualized responses addressing the needs of individuals with conditions including but not limited to vision, hearing or mobility impairments, medical conditions or learning disabilities that affects one or more academic activities. A full-time Director of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities, Program Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Assistant Director are available to meet with students, arrange accommodations, and advocate on behalf of students with disabilities. For more information call 212-678-3689, 212-678-3853 (TTY).

(b) The Program ensures member safety safeguards while Members are participating on campus through Teachers College's full service proprietary Office of Public Safety, whose mission is to provide a safe and secure environment. Public Safety staff members operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week providing security at both the academic and the residential buildings on campus. The Public Safety Central Information Center (CIC) is located in the Whittier Hall lobby. The phone number for the CIC is 212.678.3220. The Program also verifies the existence of safety safeguards at Members' service site.

Deferrals

Accepted applicants can request a one-year deferral.  Candidates who have been granted deferrals are not guaranteed a slot for the upcoming year.  The deferred application will be re-evaluated the following year along with current applicants for the same year.  Though uncommon, there is a chance that the applicant who has been accepted one year may not be offered acceptance the following year.

Reapplying

Applicants who wish to reapply may do so for the following year.  The applicant may choose to reapply with the original application or may opt to send in updated materials.  All applicants who wish to reapply must contact the Peace Corps Fellows Program and speak to the Director or Assistant Director.
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