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One Spirit Learning Alliance
Seminary
Application for Admission
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Need help with this form?

Please contact the Director of Admissions
Rev. Darren Polito
212-931-6840 ext 151 
admissions@1spirit.org

Applicant Information

Please enter the date in the format MM/DD/YYYY
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BACKGROUND QUESTION

We seek to ensure that our students, graduates, and faculty all adhere to the standards of ethical conduct that the public has a right to expect from anyone in a position of spiritual authority, or anyone in a helping profession. 

The following question will help us to understand any possible past or current issues we need to be aware of in fully and honestly assessing your candidacy for this program. A "yes" answer will not automatically disqualify you from admission, but will open a necessary discussion to help us understand where you are in your process of self-understanding, growth, and readiness for service to others.

ESSAY QUESTIONS

Please answer the following question(s) in no more than 1-2 paragraphs:

YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

Please write an essay of up to 1000 words describing your spiritual journey up till now. Please include the following:

  • Describe your religious/spiritual background, heritage, and/or upbringing.
  • Describe the religions and/or spiritual paths you have explored, how they have influenced you, and practices that have been meaningful to you.
  • Describe any significant life challenges you have faced and how they impacted your spiritual life.
  • Describe your current spiritual life (beliefs, practices, etc.).
By entering your references in the spaces below, you give One Spirit Learning Alliance permission to email your references with an online recommendation form as well as to contact them personally for clarification if further information is needed. 

References should NOT be family members or relatives.

PLEASE NOTE: Your references will be contacted immediately when you SAVE or SUBMIT this form; this may be BEFORE you complete the entire application in order to allow them adequate time to reply. Do not enter information for your references until you are ready for us to contact them. 
Professional Reference
Personal Reference

APPLICATION FEE

  • Early Admission extends until March 31st - $90
  • Regular Admission runs from April 1st - June 30th - $150
  • Late Admission begins after July 1st - $200
CAPITAL LETTERS ONLY - NO EXTRA SPACES
Application Fee:  $

Paying by Check or Money Order
  • Please make your check payable to One Spirit Learning Alliance
  • Make sure that your (the applicant's) name appears on the check
  • Write the program you're applying to in the Memo field. 
  • Mail your check or money order to: 
One Spirit Learning Alliance
Attention: Admissions
2218 Broadway, Suite 247
New York, NY 10024

Please note: Admissions Personnel will not read your application until the application fee has been received.
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YOUR SIGNATURE

I attest that all of the information I have provided above is true. I understand that my application will not be processed until One Spirit has received my application fee. 
I attest that all of the information I have provided above is true. I understand that my application will not be processed until One Spirit has received my application fee. Submitting this form gives One Spirit admissions staff permission to contact my references with an online recommendation form and to contact them personally forclarification or if further information is needed.
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