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COLLEGE MEETINGS WITH FELIX


The link below is the time sheet for the meeting with you and your parents about colleges. It is not mandatory to schedule a meeting, but it would really help you as a student if you would like additional guidance for college choices.

https://docs.google.com/a/sof.edu/document/d/1Iunpvcc3gH9zgV4dlmRBK3imr7v9a6YVLo00yKzeA2g/edit

BARUCH & HUNTER COLLEGE NOW PROGRAMS

BARUCH COLLEGE SUMMER APPLICATION 2018

DEADLINE: APRIL 13, 2018


https://baruch.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eJxBFRnFpMGoSOh


Course Descriptions:

Note: All courses will take place at Baruch College. 

1. ANT 1001 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 credits) 

An introduction to the historical and comparative study of what it means to be human, emphasizing both the shared conditions and the unique characteristics of the world's peoples. Included among the topics covered are questions of human origins and races, the nature of culture, relations between language and culture, and cross-cultural approaches to economics, politics, religion, gender, and social organization.

2.       BUS 1011 - Business Fundamentals  (3 Credits) 

This course is the same as Intro to Business (BUS 1000). As such, if you have taken Intro to Business you CANNOT apply for this course. 

This course provides an overview of how the world of business works. The class is broken into four distinct parts: finance, marketing, management, and an introductory section that covers ethics, global business, and economics. Each of these areas covers the basic concepts found in the possible majors in the Zicklin School of Business. The course also covers the current issues in today's business world. Lectures and recitation sections are supplemented with real-world cases designed to highlight a topical, and often controversial, issue. In the recitation sections, students write about, debate, and otherwise present their ideas on each of the current issue topics covered in the large lectures.

3.      JRN 3050  - Journalistic Writing (4 credits) 

This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of journalism - reporting, researching, and writing news and feature articles, with a focus on fairness, accuracy, balance, and thoroughness. Students will cover stories on a range of topics, most of which will be culled from their own communities. Assignments are designed to give students an introduction to reporting on both individuals and institutions. Interviewing techniques, database research, and writing style will be developed during the semester.

4.     Gamified HED 1191 - Critical Health Issues (3 credits)

The summer HED 1911 course has been gamified to include levels, skills, artifacts, missions, experience points, side-quests, and other related game elements. Specifically, each section of the course will be a level and consist of skills students will have to gain, artifacts they will collect, and missions they will complete. For each level students complete, they will gain experience points which they can exchange for side-quests (bonus skills & artifacts) at the next level. They will be able to use the artifacts and skills they've gained through the levels for a final mission. The levels will all build on each other as we start with more basic lessons in health and end with a complex picture of structural and behavioral health determinants. To tie everything together, the theme of the course will be: ‘health in the city’, or how we can use NYC as a resource to learn more about health and wellbeing.

5. FIN 1601 - Personal Finance (3 credits)

Discusses the problems involved in efficient handling of personal finance and consumption expenditure, including consumer protection, taxation, insurance, home financing, and methods of borrowing and investing money.




Spring 2018 Courses (descriptions can be found on the online application):

  • Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)
  • Psychology (3 credits)
  • Journalistic Writing (4 credits)
  • Sociology (3 credits)
  • Speech Communications (3 credits)
  • Personal Finance (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Business (3 credits)
  • Writing I (3 credits)
  • Critical Health Issues (3 credits)


To enroll in the Baruch College Now, a student must be a rising junior or rising senior in a NYC Public High School and have the following scores:

SAT Critical Reading (Min. 480), OR PSAT Critical Reading (Min. 50), OR  English Language Arts Regents (Min. 75),OR ACT (Min. 20)


SAT Math (Min. 500),OR PSAT Math (Min. 50), OR  Math Regents (Min. 75) OR Math Common Core Regents (Min. 70).


Students who use PSAT scores must have an overall 85 average.


Hunter COLLEGE NOW Courses

Deadline: Dec 8th.


http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/college-now/copy_of_spring-2017-college-now-application-packet

https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/collegenow/STEMResearchAcademy.htm


Spring Semester - Introduction to Research Skills: The STEM Research Academy sequence will begin with a 60-hour non college credit science research course. This hands-on, activity-based course was designed to help students develop essential scientific literacy and numeracy skills. Note, students may request that thier respective high schools award them credit for the course. College Now will provide the high school with all necessary information (course syllabus, course grade, etc.).


    • DNA Detectives (Genetics/Biodiversity) - The objective of this section is to learn about the nature of DNA and genetic variation, deepen students’ appreciation of biodiversity by providing opportunities for the students to develop, and practice sterile lab techniques, good record keeping habits, and proper measurement skills.

Summer Experience – Advanced STEM Engagement: Conducting research through an internship experience may not be for all students. With that in mind we will allow students to choose, upon successful completion of the spring research skills course, to enroll in the research internship experience. Our three main objectives are to develop student understanding of the nature of science with an in-depth experience in one area of scientific research, work towards understanding the culture and interests of the science research laboratory, and enhance the literacy skills needed to excel in science. 


    • Summer Research Internship - Students will participate in a six-week structured internship program with a CUNY Faculty member from July through mid-August. Students will be required to work in the lab 4 days a week.  
    • Students will present a capstone project highlighting what they have accomplished over the summer. The project is designed to help develop verbal presentation skills, reflective self-assessment skills, as well as completing small group work.                                                                
    • Students will also recieve a $750 stipend at the end of the summer.

Research Labs:



JUNIOR TIMELINE
February
¨Meet with a college admissions counselor to discuss possible list of colleges based on your needs and interests.
¨Use the Internet to request admission literature and financial aid information from the colleges on your list.
¨Register for the March SAT or April ACT. Continue preparing for whichever test you plan to take.
¨March
¨Begin visiting colleges if you haven’t already started. Spring break is a good time to visit colleges. Seeing the college firsthand, taking a tour and talking to students can be a great help in deciding whether or not a school is right for you.
¨April
¨Register for the June SAT or ACT whichever test you are taking..
¨Continue to evaluate your list of colleges based on your test scores and current interests.
¨Discuss with your parents the issues surrounding how to pay for college including financial aid. Determine your family’s share of college costs with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator.
¨May
¨Begin preparing for summer college visits including interviews if available. Always do an interview if possible to show your interest in that college. This is also your opportunity to have questions answered about the college to confirm that it is a good fit for you.
¨Summer
¨Begin to visit colleges to determine your final list of colleges. Ask questions of the tour guides to see if the college is a good fit.
¨Take the SAT or ACT.
¨Try to narrow your college list to five to eight colleges.
¨Begin preparing for the application process by working on application essays and putting together portfolios or audition tapes if necessary.
¨Complete the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse form if you hope to play Division I or II sports. If you plan on playing a sport in college at any level, contact the coaches at the schools to which you are applying to discuss athletic scholarships as well as your ability to participate in college sports.

JUNIOR COLLEGE NIGHT

Handouts 3/22/17

Powerpoint 3/22/17

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The Baruch College Now Spring 2017 application is now live!

Spring 2016 College Credit Courses:

Current 11th and 12th graders at your respective high school can apply to enroll in one of the following college credit bearing courses for FREE:

· Introduction to Business (3 Credits) – Mon & Wed 4:10pm-5:25pm OR Tues & Thurs4:10pm-5:25pm

  • Psychology (3 credits) – Mon & Wed 4:10pm-5:25pm OR Tues & Thurs 4:10pm-5:25pm
  • Journalistic Writing – (4 credits) - Mon & Wed 4:10pm-5:25pm

· Sociology (3 credits) – Mon & Wed 4:10pm-5:25pm

  • Cultural Anthropology (3 credits) – Tues & Thurs 4:10pm-5:25pm
  • Speech Communications (3 credits) – Date TBD 4:10pm-5:30pm
  • Black & Latino Studies (3 credits) – Date TBD 4:10pm-5:30pm

Program Details:

· All courses will take place afterschool at Baruch College from January 29th – May 26th

Eligibility:

· Be a current NYC public high school 11th or 12th grader

· Have the following test scores: PSAT/SAT Verbal (Min. 480) OR  English Language Arts Regents (Min. 75), OR ACT English Score (Min. 20)

· Students who use PSAT scores to qualify for admission into the program, must have an overall GPA of 85

NoteAcceptance into the College Now program at Baruch College is contingent on students meeting the program criteria as well as space availability in our courses.

Online Application: www.baruch.cuny.edu/collegenow

Deadline for application and ALL supporting documents: December 1st, 2016

STEM Research Academy

Promotional Video - https://youtu.be/fjo5g8kr_B4

The STEM Research Academy will allow 25 high school juniors to take a spring pre-college science course (for H.S. credit) to introduce them to the expectations of working in a research lab environment. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to participate in a six week paid summer research experience with a Baruch College faculty member.

Program Details:

· Spring 2016: Introduction to Research / DNA Detectives Course: (February to May / Mon & Wed / 4:10pm-5:50pm). The objective of this course is to learn about the nature of DNA and genetic variation, deepen students’ appreciation of biodiversity by providing opportunities for the students to develop, and practice sterile lab techniques, good record keeping habits, and proper measurement skills.                       

· Summer 2016: Research Internship: (July to August / Mon through Thurs / approximately 9:30 am – 4:00 pm). A six week paid structured laboratory internship where students will be matched with a Baruch College faculty member and lab team.

Eligibility:

· Be a current NYC public high school 11th grader

· Overall H.S. average of 80+

· 75 or above on the English Language Arts (ELA) Regents or 480+ on SAT Verbal/Critical Reading or 50 on PSAT Verbal/Critical Reading

· 80+ on any Math Regents Exam AND 75+ on the Living Environment Regents Exam

· Note: Students who are taking any of the above Regents Exams in January 2016 are encouraged to apply and will be accepted pending their Regents Exams results.

Paper Application: Attached to this email

Deadline for application and ALL supporting documents: December 1st, 2016

FREE PRACTICE SAT/ACT Combo HYBRID @ The Beacon School

Come take a FREE Hybrid Practice Exam. This exam will give you a sample of both SAT and ACT - try both out to see which is the best fit for you.  You will score these exams before you leave. This is a great way to figure out which exam you perform the best on and which you prefer.

NYC: 9/24, 10/29, 11/12, 12/17, & 1/14, from 9am-1pm

http://enroll.atlastestprep.com/practice-hybrid-exam-sat-act-combo/


FREE PRACTICE PSAT EXAM and Review Seminar

 Come take a FREE PSAT Practice Exam....and chat through it afterwards! In this session, you will take a real PSAT practice exam, score it, and have a brief exam review session with our test prep professionals.

http://enroll.atlastestprep.com/psat-practice-exam-review-seminar/

JUNIOR TIME LINE

Fall

Take classes in all 5 academic areas if possible.

Take the PSAT exam in October.

Start considering what type of college you might want to attend. Large, small, near or far away, think in broad terms.

Take a practice SAT and a practice ACT to see on which test you do better. Start test preparation for whichever test you were stronger.

February

Meet with a college admissions counselor to discuss possible list of colleges based on your needs and interests.

Use the Internet to request admission literature and financial aid information from the colleges on your list.

Register for the March SAT or April ACT. Continue preparing for whichever test you plan to take.

March

Begin visiting colleges if you haven’t already started. Spring break is a good time to visit colleges. Seeing the college firsthand, taking a tour and talking to students can be a great help in deciding whether or not a school is right for you.

April

Register for the June SAT or ACT whichever test you are taking..

Continue to evaluate your list of colleges based on your test scores and current interests.

Discuss with your parents the issues surrounding how to pay for college including financial aid. Determine your family’s share of college costs with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator.

May

Begin preparing for summer college visits including interviews if available. Always do an interview if possible to show your interest in that college. This is also your opportunity to have questions answered about the college to confirm that it is a good fit for you.

Summer

Begin to visit colleges to determine your final list of colleges. Ask questions of the tour guides to see if the college is a good fit.

Take the SAT or ACT.

Request applications and financial aid information from your final colleges. Try to narrow your college list to five to eight colleges.

Begin preparing for the application process by working on application essays and putting together portfolios or audition tapes if necessary.

Complete the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse form if you hope to play Division I or II sports. If you plan on playing a sport in college at any level, contact the coaches at the schools to which you are applying to discuss athletic scholarships as well as your ability to participate in college sports.

Work Opportunities

Hudson Guild Internships: students who register as participants of Hudson Guild will have a plethora of opportunities to gain hands-on experience as an intern while developing their transferable skills and expanding their resume. Though the vast majority of our internal internships are within the field of primary education, select administrative positions are also available. [Schedule: Mon, Wed., Thurs., Fri. from 3 – 6 p.m. (grades: 9-12)

Externship Opportunities: Hudson Guild offers a variety of different off site externships within the following industries: media production, museum education, culinary arts, and theatre (Romeo and Juliet)*. Interested students should make an appointment with me to start the application process. I may be contacted at 212.760.9819 or [email protected]