FAQs

Q: How do I enroll in the ITP program?

A: We ask that everyone who is interested in joining the program meet with our Coordinator prior to registering for classes to ensure that it is a good fit. Please contact Julie Fuller, Program Assistant, at jfuller1@gradcenter.cuny.edu to schedule a meeting.

Newly enrolled students should complete the student information form here (you’ll need to be registered on the Commons first, if you aren’t already).


Q: I’m an adjunct at a CUNY school. Can I participate in the ITP program?

A: You aren’t eligible to enroll in the program to earn a certificate. You may, however, take the Core 1 and Core 2 courses. Please be aware that the GC requires non-matriculated students to pay full tuition for courses. In addition, there is a one-time $125 application fee from the Registrar, plus additional student fees that you will be required to pay as a non-matric taking courses at the GC. The total for application + student fees should run about $200.

If you would like to register for the core courses, contact Julie Fuller, APO, at jfuller1@gradcenter.cuny.edu to request permission. Upon approval, we will provide you with written permission on ITP letterhead for you to submit to the Registrar at the GC.


Q: I’m a MALS student at the GC. Can I participate in the ITP program?

A: Yes, you can enroll in the ITP program. Upon completing all of the program requirements, we will write you a letter to include with your CV for job applications. The certificate will not appear on your official transcript.


Q: Can I use the 3-credit ITP Core courses to fulfill my MALS program coursework requirements?

A: You can use ITP Core 1 and Core 2 courses towards filling your 18-credit MALS elective requirement. ITP courses cannot be used to fill the MALS track-specific core course requirement.


Q: Can my MALS thesis stand in for the ITP Independent Study requirement?

A: It is possible ITP will accept the MALS thesis in lieu of the Independent Study as satisfying the certificate requirements, depending upon discussion and evaluation. If permitted, you must complete all requirements of the MALS thesis, including but not limited to all group advising meetings, proposal expectations, and final paper/thesis requirements. Your advisor can be an ITP or MALS faculty member.


Q: What if I have completed my MALS thesis, but I want to pursue another project under the supervision of an ITP faculty member?

A: Yes, as long as it is a separate project from your MALS Thesis. You will propose a project and, upon approval of our Coordinator, be matched with a faculty supervisor.


Q: I’m a Level 3 doctoral student at the GC. Can I participate in the ITP program?

A: Once you have reached Level 3, you aren’t eligible to enroll in the program to earn a certificate. However, in special cases, the Coordinator may permit you to participate in the program as an auditor. Upon completing all of the program requirements, we will write you a letter to include with your CV for job applications. The certificate will not appear on your official transcript.


Q: I received permission from the Coordinator to participate in ITP as a Level 3 student. How do I fulfill the program requirements?

A: You will take Core 1 and Core 2 as an auditor (+ attend required skills workshops), then complete the Independent Study either by paying for the course out of pocket, or doing your project without regular faculty supervision and evaluation.  


Q: What happens if I enrolled in the ITP program as Level 1 or 2, I but reach Level 3 prior to starting the Independent Study?

A: All students are now required to register for the Independent Study before reaching Level 3 (we will no longer be allowing audits as this has become an unsustainable burden on the program and IS supervisors). If you reach Level 3 prior to starting the IS, you will either have to pay for the course out-of-pocket or complete the IS without regular faculty supervision and evaulation.


Q: I’m an Inter-University Doctoral Consortium student. Can I participate in the ITP program?

A: Yes. Non-GC students who are part of the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium may enroll in ITP courses. Upon completing all of the program requirements, we will write you a letter to include with your CV for job applications. The certificate will not appear on your official transcript.

Consortium students will need to complete a Registration Form (request from Julie Fuller, APO, jfuller1@gradcenter.cuny.edu) and submit it to the GC Registrar prior to being able to sign up for a course.