Applying for Admission
The gerontology certificate is an undergraduate program that includes courses at the junior and senior level. Applicants must demonstrate that they have college-level skills. Entrance into the program is available to applicants who have:
- A baccalaureate or an advanced degree, or
- A two-year associate degree and a minimum of two years of appropriate professional experience in a health or social services field, or
- Equivalent academic and professional experience as determined by the College.
Students who wish to pursue the certificate program may apply for admission by completing the steps outlined below. Send the following items directly to the Gerontology Institute, Ithaca College, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850:
- Application Form (see PDF form on this page) completed and signed.
- Personal Statement
In a letter, not to exceed two pages, state the reasons you want to pursue the gerontology certificate program and what its benefits will be to you.
- Resume/Job History
Provide a current resume or employment summary. The application committee is especially interested in experience in the health and social services field.
Arrange to have the following documents sent directly to the Gerontology Institute at the address above.
Transcripts of all college study. (This requirement is waived for Ithaca College graduates and staff members.) Applicants who have fewer than 6 semester hours of college credit should submit high school transcripts.
Under New York State regulations any student registered for six credits or more per semester must present proof of immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella. Forms are available from the Office of Extended Studies before and during registration and should be returned to the Office of Extended Studies within two weeks of your registration. If you were born after January 1, 1957, your immunization form must be filled out and certified by a physician or other authorized individual.