Frequently Asked Questions for CPS Students

FAQs

The College of Professional Studies Dean’s office is the office that handles all your academic concerns and questions. The College of Professional Studies offers programs at both the Queens and Staten Island campuses, where students can experience a flexible yet challenging curriculum enriched by internships, community service and international study programs. Our Queens Dean’s office is located in St. Augustine Hall Second Floor, while our Staten Island Campus is located in Flynn Hall Room 101

The Dean’s office can assist you with:

  • Academic Advisement
  • General Program Information
  • Guidance on Declaring or Changing Majors and Minors
  • Credit Checks
  • Pass/Fails, Makeup Exams, Course Withdrawals, Permission for Summer Study

Through academic advisement, students discuss their personal and academic goals with their dean or faculty advisor. Students are required to meet with their advisor at least once per semester for registration, and are encouraged to visit as needed.

Queens Campus: St. Augustine Hall, Second Floor
For the Queens Campus: Your advising dean is determined by your last name:

Cohort Last NameDeanTitlePhone NumberSt. John's Email
A-BAndrew BholaAssociate Dean718-990-5981[email protected]
C-DGail ChiarovanoSenior Assistant Dean718-990-5978[email protected]
E-IMichael Cummins,C.M.Assistant Dean718-990-5972[email protected]
J-MeTheresa PerosAssistant Dean718-990-5983[email protected]
Mf-Oq; All Graduate StudentsGeraldine CastelliAssistant Dean718-990-7628[email protected] 
Or-ShDiana MorganAssistant Dean718-990-5982[email protected]
Si-ZRandolph OrtizAssistant Dean718-990-2521[email protected]
     

Staten Island Campus: Flynn Hall 101
For the Staten Island Campus, please contact 718-990-4449 for advisement.

DeanTitlePhone NumberSt. John's Email
Providence PalastroAssistant Dean718-390-4127p[email protected]
Maria RappaAssistant Dean718-390-4431[email protected] 

Queens Students: Visit our Student Services Page to schedule an appointment with your advisor. If you are a freshman, schedule your registration advisement appointment with your advisor in the University Freshman Center by calling 718-990-5858.

Staten Island Students: Please contact the CPS Dean's Office at 718-990-4449 to schedule an appointment. 

Once students achieve junior status they can meet with a faculty member for registration assistance. Some majors meet with faculty beginning their freshman year. Faculty members provide students with academic and career advice as well as internship information.

CPS students can declare minors in both CPS and St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

A list of all of our CPS minors can be found online, please visit St. John’s College for their minor options.

Download and fill out the following Change of Record form, bring it into your Dean’s Office and we will process it.

If you are interested in a major that is not a part of CPS, you may conduct an Internal Transfer through UIS for the major you would like. For more information on this, you can contact our Dean’s Office.

Students who are interested in doing a dual degree program, should visit our CPS office for more information on eligibility and requirements as soon as possible.

Internships are available for all CPS programs. Juniors and seniors can visit the Dean’s office for general information on internships.

To prepare for an academic internship, students should:

  • Complete at least 12 credits in their major area.
  • Maintain a cumulative SJU GPA of at least 2.75.
  • Contact their program director or internship coordinator for specific internships requirements

For more internship information visit stjohns.edu/cps/internships you may also visit the University Career Center for help on placement: 718-990-6375 or email them at [email protected].

The Dean’s List is awarded automatically each August to full time students who achieve a minimum semester GPA of 3.4 for both semesters in an academic year.

Information on CPS Course Descriptions can be found in the CPS section of the University Bulletin.

CPS students have access to a variety of academic and non-academic services such as:

  • Counseling Center: Marillac 130, 718-990-6384
  • Tutoring Center: Library, Room 103, 718-990-1367
  • Campus Ministry: Marillac 239, 718-990-6255
  • Career Center: Chiang Ching Kuo Hall 718-990-6375
  • Student Life: D’Angelo Center, 718-990-1420
  • Residence Life: Donovan Hall, C-16: 718-990-2417
  • Disability Services: Marillac, 134: 718-990-3223

Students with specific questions or need clarification on any St. John’s policy are encouraged to contact the Dean’s office:

Queens Campus
8000 Utopia Parkway
St. Augustine Hall, Second Floor
Queens, NY 11439
718-990-6414

Staten Island Campus
300 Howard Avenue
Flynn Hall, Room 101
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-390-4449