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USING THE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM



Can I apply for a position via fax or mail?

How do I submit an application using the Online Application System?

What application materials must I provide?

What file format is required for documents I upload?

What if I do not have the tools to create PDF files??

What other formatting issues should I be aware of?

Will I be able to start my online application and return to it later to complete the submission?

How do I proceed if I forgot my password?

Can I make changes to my application once it has been submitted?

How do I know when my application becomes complete?

How can I check the status of my application?



Can I apply for a position via fax or mail?

The Rockefeller University accepts electronic applications for positions submitted through the Online Application System (OAS). If you are unable to submit your application electronically, please contact the CCTS Certificate Program Administrator at:

CCTS Certificate Program
Attention: Michelle Romanick
1230 York Ave., Mailbox 327
New York NY 10065
cctscertificate@rockefeller.edu




How do I submit an application using the Online Application System?

To begin the application process, enter the required information for each section of the application form. Once you have completed the data entry in a particular section, click "Save and Continue" before moving on to the next section. You must complete all of the required fields in a section (e.g. Biographical Information) before you will be able to advance to the next section. Once all sections of the application form are completed, you will be asked to upload your application materials.



What application materials must I provide?

All applicants are asked to provide the following materials:

  1. A letter from the applicants Head of Laboratory (and mentor if the applicants mentor is not an HOL) stating their support of the applicants participation in the program. The HOL must indicate her or his agreement that the applicant can attend courses throughout the year and participate in all assignments, while also maintaining their primary laboratory responsibilities.
    1. For convenience, a draft letter is available for the mentor to print and sign. Please contact Michelle Romanick, mromanick@rockefeller.edu, for this document.


  2. A 1-2 page personal statement describing the applicants background and career goals, with an emphasis on how this program will help the applicant achieve her or his objectives.


  3. A current Curriculum Vitae.




What file format is required for documents I upload?

All documents must be uploaded in PDF format. Make sure that your PDF documents do not contain any encryption or password protection.



What if I do not have the tools to create PDF files?

If you do not have the software to create PDF files you may use our Word to PDF converter provided on the Upload Documents page of the application form. Simply upload the Word file you would like to convert and click "Convert to PDF." Once you have downloaded and saved the file locally please review it for accuracy. The file can then be uploaded with your application materials.



What other formatting issues should I be aware of?

Special formatting such as bolding, italics, underlining will not be accepted in the data entry fields. Also, special symbols including $, % and angle brackets (<,>) will not be accepted. However, both single and double quotation marks may be used.



Will I be able to start my online application and return to it later to complete the submission?

Yes. All of the information you enter and upload will be saved under your user name and password for submission at a later time. Prior to logging off, you must click "Save and Continue" on the page you are currently working on for the information to be saved.



How do I proceed if I forgot my password?

On the log-in page there is a link for applicants who forgot their password. Click this link and follow the instructions for resetting your password.



Can I make changes to my application once it has been submitted?

You cannot make changes to your application once it has been submitted. Prior to submission, you will have an opportunity to review and edit the information you have entered. If there is a compelling reason to change your application, contact the CCTS Certificate Program Administrator at cctscertificate@rockefeller.edu.



How do I know when my application becomes complete?

You will receive a confirmation email that your application as been successfully submitted.



How can I check the status of my application?

You may view your application status at any time after submission by logging in and clicking on View Application Status. You will be able see the date of application submission and date of completion. If you have any additional questions regarding your application submission, please contact the CCTS Certificate Program Administrator at cctscertificate@rockefeller.edu



If you have any additional questions regarding your application submission, please contact the CCTS Certificate Program Administrator at cctscertificate@rockefeller.edu