Application for Admission

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Program Selection

Select "Yes" if you are a graduate of One Spirit's Interfaith Seminary or Spiritual Counseling Programs
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Interspiritual Counseling

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary and Emergence Leadership graduates submit an abbreviated application, a new Spiritual Journey essay and a reduced application fee.

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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

Companions in Care

Please submit this application, a new Spiritual Journey essay, CV, and application fee.

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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

Emergence Leadership Academy

One Spirit graduates submit an abbreviated application, a few essays and a reduced application fee.

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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

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 QUESTIONS

One Spirit's programs are professional trainings designed to prepare people to serve the spiritual needs and lives of others. The work done by anyone in spiritual leadership - ministers, spiritual counselors, spiritual guides or teachers - is a sacred trust. Because of the great harm that can be done if that trust is violated or abused, 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 questions 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.

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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.).

COMPANIONS IN CARE ESSAY

In the space provided below, please answer the following 2 questions in an essay of up to 1500 words.

  1. Describe 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.).
  2. Describe how you will meet the service requirement. 
    • EITHER: List the ways you are currently in service, offering care, spiritual counseling or ministry to individuals or groups and describe the care you provide.
    • OR: if you are not currently in service, how will you meet the requirement of a service placement prior to the July 25th start date? 
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. 

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
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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 Office
247 West 36th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10018

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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