Continuing Professional Studies

Registration and Policies

There are two ways to register for your Continuing Professional Studies course.

  • Register online through the CPS Course Schedule Page with Visa, MasterCard, purchase order, supporting letter from your school, or voucher. Email purchase order or supporting letter from your school to

Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Sponsor

Bank Street College (#1321) is a registered sponsor of New York State CTLE hours. As of March 1, 2016, a registered holder of a professional classroom teaching certificate, educational leadership certificate, or Level III teaching assistant certificate is required to successfully complete 100 clock hours of acceptable CTLE during the registration period (ever 5 years) if they practice in a NYS school district or BOCES. See course descriptions for CTLE hours. All hours are listed under each course description.

  • Payment

    Payment may be made by VISA or MasterCard, check, money order, or purchase order. Registrations for courses must be accompanied by payment in full. If you wish to receive a bursar’s receipt for credit card payments, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your registration. Personal checks are not accepted after the posted registration deadline. Check course description for registration deadlines.

  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition and fees are subject to approval by the Bank Street College Board of Trustees. Registration received after the posted registration deadline is subject to a $25 late registration fee.

    Courses taken for credit include a $100 nonrefundable registration fee. Students taking courses in both the Graduate School and CPS in the same semester will only pay the registration fee one time. There is no registration fee for courses taken for CEU.

  • Financial Aid

    Matriculated students, at any college, are eligible to use financial aid funds for CPS courses. Please contact or your school’s financial aid office for more information.

    The following two loans are available to non-matriculated graduate students registered for one or more credits. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents registered for at least one graduate credit. No school certification is required. Please apply directly to the loan company.


Bank Street College has an historical and philosophical commitment to encouraging diversity in our student body, staff, and programs. As a matter of policy, and as required by law, we do not discriminate in admissions decisions or in educational programs or activities on the basis of color, creed, ethnicity, handicap, gender, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.

CPS students are expected to observe the College’s Professional and Academic Standards as outlined in the Graduate School Catalog.

  • Changes of Registration

    Changes must be submitted in writing to the Continuing Professional Studies,, office no later than one week preceding the first class meeting date and are subject to a $15 fee. No withdrawals, refunds, or transfer requests will be accepted after that time.

    • Change from credit to CEU/audit will be accepted up until (but no later than) the beginning of the second class session.
    • Change from CEU/audit to credit will be accepted up until (but no later than) 5 business days after the last class session. Changes require approval of the instructor and CPS office.
    • Only the student named on the registration form may attend a course. Should a school wish to send another staff member in place of a registered student, please notify the CPS office in writing at If notified prior to the registration deadline, there is a $15 change of program fee. Any change after the registration deadline is subject to a $15 change of program fee and a late registration fee of $25.
    • Should an emergency prevent a student from attending a workshop, a transfer or full refund will be processed upon receipt of a written request and documentation of the emergency. (Emergencies are defined as unforeseeable situations that require the registered student’s immediate attention.)
  • Attendance

    Attendance at all class sessions is required. A student who misses the first class session may not attend future class sessions. Refunds or transfers are processed in case of emergencies only. (See emergency policy listed above, under Changes of Registration.) For exceptions, both the instructor and the Continuing Professional Studies office must grant permission.

    • No one will be allowed to participate in any of the State Mandated Workshops after the posted start time. Latecomers, and those who did not complete the online component of the Dignity for All Students (DASA) workshop by the deadline, are not eligible for a transfer or refund.
    • Children are not permitted in class and may not be left unattended on Bank Street College Property.
  • Assignments: Grading and Incompletes

    For courses taken for one credit, assignments must be submitted two weeks after the final class meeting. For courses taken for two or three credits, assignments must be submitted four weeks after the final class meeting.

    Grading & Incomplete Requests

    For courses taken for credit grades are defined as follows:

    A Excellent
    A- Very good
    B+ Good
    B Acceptable achievement
    B- Below minimum for good academic standing
    C+ Fair
    C Poor
    C- Very poor
    NP No Pass
    IN Incomplete: Work not submitted by “Grades Due” date (see below for Bank Street’s Incomplete policy.)
    ENR Enrolled: Grades for the course have not been submitted.

    Please note: Graduate School and CPS grades are entered and mailed separately. If you took a Graduate School course, you will receive another grade report when those grades are entered.

    For workshops and courses taken for non-credit:

    • AT/Attended: Student attended and completed a non-credit-bearing workshop
    • NT/Not Attended: Student did not attend non-credit-bearing workshop
    • Z Grade not submitted by instructor (This is a temporary indicator only. It is replaced by an actual grade when grades are submitted.)

    A request for an Incomplete

    Students are expected to complete the work for credit-bearing courses two weeks from the end of the course for one-credit courses and four weeks from the end of the course for 2- or 3-credit courses. If a student is unable to finish assignments by the due date, the student must request a grade of Incomplete (IN). Failure to request an incomplete may result in a failing grade (NP). Incomplete grades are granted at the discretion of the instructor. If a grade of Incomplete is granted, the student and instructor must agree on a final due date for submission of the outstanding work. To receive credit for the course, the student must complete all requirements by the date set. Extensions are limited to:

    • Fall courses: June 1st of the following year
    • Spring courses: January 1st of the following year
    • Summer courses: January 1st of the following year

    If work is not postmarked by these due dates, the Incomplete is changed to No Credit (NC).

  • Transcripts and Letters of Attendance
    • Grade reports are issued after the end of each semester. Students who must have their grade before that time may request an early grade report by notifying both the CPS office and the instructor at the time the course is given.
    • Visit the website to learn how to request an official transcript. Students requesting official transcripts should confirm that their grade has been entered before ordering.
    • A no-credit letter of attendance may be obtained by submitting a written request to the CPS office.
  • Cancellation of Courses

    All courses are subject to minimum enrollment. If a course is cancelled by the College for any reason, students may transfer to another course or receive a full refund. CPS reserves the right to cancel any course for which there is insufficient enrollment and to withdraw or modify course offerings. Course locations, fees, and instructors may also be changed when necessary.

  • Tuition Reduction

    Alumni and Members of Professional Associations:

    A tuition reduction of 35 percent ($1,145 per credit) applies to alumni and members of professional associations. The reduction applies to credit tuition only, not CEU, travel program / study abroad tuition, or any fees, and cannot be combined with other promotions.

    Group Discount:

    Register six or more staff members from the same school for the same course and choose your discount:

    • Deduct $50 off the non-credit tuition rate for all six staff members (applies to workshops of $425 )
    • Deduct $30 off the non-credit tuition rate for all six staff members (applies to workshops of $295)

    For details, contact CPS at May not be combined with other promotions. Discount is subject to change without notice. Discount cannot be applied to the following courses:

    • TEWS693N: Sounds in Motion
    • TEED654N: The Reggio-Emilia Approach
    • SPED585N The Essential Orton Gillingham