Summer Programs

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Summer Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences

“I enjoyed the whole experience: the work, the friends, the trips; everything was memorable. If I could do it again, I would.” That is a direct quote from a participant in last year’s Queens College Summer Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Students in this six-week program earn college credits by taking courses in acting, classical mythology, or urban studies, in addition to a course in college writing; they engage with the writers, musicians, filmmakers, and other artists who come to Queens College to share their work and their life stories; they explore the arts and culture of New York City on field trips to museums and plays; and with the help of Queens College students whose job is to mentor and assist Summer Institute participants, they begin the transition from high school to college.
June 30 – August 7, 2014
Monday through Thursday
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Four college credits upon successful completion.

Metrocards and lunch vouchers provided

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a New York City public high school student, entering 12th grade in September 2014
  • Have a minimum overall high school GPA of 80 (for students who register for Drama) or 85 (for students who register for Classics or Urban Issues)
  • Have AT LEAST ONE of the following:
    • a minimum score of 75 on the English Regents Exam (ELA) or
    • a minimum score of 480 on the SAT verbal/critical reading section or
    • a minimum score of 85 in English 6 (ONLY if you have no Regents or SAT scores)
  • Have an excellent high school attendance record
  • Submit a teacher recommendation
    • Students coming from Queens College partner schools will be given priority, but eligible students from other public schools may attend if space permits.

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    For more information on this program contact Queens College's College Now staff.