NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS
CURRENT JUNIORS IN HIGH SCHOOL
We only accept students who will be entering their senior year following the summer seminar. That means we are enrolling students from the class of 2025 now.
We prioritize students who will be the first generation in their families to graduate from a college in the United States. If neither of your parents graduated from an American university that means you! Even if your siblings, step-parents, grandparents, or other family members graduated, you're still a first-generation student.
Students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including a booster shot if their final dose was before February 1, 2024.
Students must also be vaccinated for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) -- these are vaccinations that are already required for NYC schools, so check with your parents or guardians about your vaccination status.
READY TO COMMIT TO THE FULL YEAR
Students must be ready to take part in the full summer and academic year program. During the summer, students are with the program Sunday - Friday July 8 - August 2 and may not be excused except for essential medical appointments.
During the academic year, students meet 2x a month with their college mentor (about 30 minutes per meeting), and 2x a month with their civic leadership groups on campus (about 2 hours per meeting). Civic meetings are held on weekdays after school.
Our program was founded by immigrants (and their children) and we love having students of every citizenship and immigration status in our classrooms! Our application asks for students' and their parents' country of birth so that we can include different perspectives, voices, and English-language abilities in each cohort. We will not ask you for your citizenship status.