College Now

FAQ

What is the application deadline for the College Experience?
Applications for the 2009 College Experience program must be received by May 22.? Students will be placed on a first come-first serve basis. We recommend that students do not wait until the deadline to apply!

Can I apply if I am taking the SAT in May or June?
Yes.? You should submit your application by May 22 and include a note indicating the date on which you will be taking the SAT.?

Can I apply if I am taking the Regents in May or June?
Yes.? You should submit your application by May 22 and include a note indicating the date on which you will be taking the Regents exam(s).

How much does the College Now summer program cost?
College Now is a free program for qualified New York City public high school students.

Can I attend only the college course?
No. All students must commit to attending the full day program.

What happens if I cannot attend the program every day?
Consistent attendance is mandatory. Students who cannot make a full commitment to the program should not apply.

Can I sign up for more than one course?
A student can enroll in one course only.

Will the credits that I earn at Baruch College transfer to a different college?
A College Now course is a part of your official CUNY transcript. If you attend Baruch College after high school, the grade you earn in your College Now course will be included in your Baruch College GPA.

IIf you attend a CUNY College other than Baruch College, only the credit will transfer. Credits can be transferred from Baruch College to private institutions and/or SUNY schools,?at the discretion of the receiving college.

Will I receive a Baruch College I.D. card?
Yes. All College Now students who take a course at Baruch College are issued a Baruch College I.D. card.

What facilities will I have access to??
College Now students have access to all of the college's facilities, including the library, the gym and the computer labs.

Does College Now provide textbooks?
Yes.? College Now will lend the required textbooks and calculators to students for the duration of the program.

Does College Now provide lunch?
College Now students will receive a lunch voucher of $5.00 per day.

Does College Now provide transportation?
Students will receive a metrocard on the first day of class.

How many students attend the summer program?
Approximately 175 students from high schools across New York City will attend the 2009 College Now summer programs at Baruch College.

How many students will be in my class?
Each College Now summer course is limited to twenty-five students.

Do I have the option of completing the CNOW application online or doing it manually? 

You do have the option of submitting an application online or by mail. Submitting an application online is much faster and you do stand a better chance of getting into the program before the deadline, whereas submitting the application by mail could delay or forfeit your chances if it is not received on time or does not have requested attachments.

What exactly are the requirements to get accepted into the program?

Please click on link below to view specific requirements.

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/collegenow/documents/CollegeNowSpring2013Application.pdf

Do I have to attend a new student orientation?

Yes, after your application and all the required documents have been received, you MUST attend a mandatory orientation or your application will be rejected.

If I choose to do an online application, is the acceptance process any faster?

Yes, all required documents such as SAT, Regents exams scores, transcripts etc. have to be examined in order to determine acceptance. The online application process with all the required documents will allow for faster processing.

What if I do not have all the required forms listed on the application?

If you do not submit all the required forms listed on the application, your application will be put on hold until missing documents are submitted; students with complete applications will be given priority.  If applications are not submitted before the deadline, you will not be eligible for acceptance.

Is there proof of health records needed?

Yes, you are required to submit an Immunization and MMR form. Refer to website below.  This process is mandatory not optional.

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/undergrad/documents/RevisedImmunizationRecordForm.pdf

Is an essay required as part of the application process? Can it be uploaded?

Yes, you will be required to submit an essay as part of the application process. The instructions are listed on the online application form.  After writing it, save as a word document and upload using the online application browse button.

How do I upload required documents as a part of submitting my application online?

Some documents have to be scanned and saved as a file before you can upload them. Online forms have to be printed, filled out, scanned, saved as a file and then uploaded using the online application browse button.

How many courses can be selected using the online version?

You are required to pick three courses but Students must take at least one course per semester.

Are there tutoring sessions available for selected courses?

Yes, we do have a tutoring center. See our website for additional information.

What browsers are compatible for using this application?

Internet access, basic computer skills and a modern web-browser with JavaScript enabled.

We recommend you use the latest version of your browser of choice. The web browsers officially supported are Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Internet Explorer. Each is a free download and free to install and use.

Note: Older versions of these browsers may still work, but are not recommended, as they are not as well suited for the latest web technologies. Be sure to compare the browser’s current version to the version you have installed on your machine (Help menu -> About). If you do not have the latest version, please click on one of the links above to download and install the latest version. The oldest supported versions of the above web browsers are IE7+, Firefox 4+, Safari 3+, and Chrome 2+.

What documents can I upload along with submitting the online form?

ALL required documents are listed on the online application form. If you do not have all of the required documents at the time you complete the online application, you must submit them in person before the deadline or you will not be eligible for acceptance.