SEEK Summer Academy
You will begin your studies at Baruch the summer before your freshman year. The SEEK Summer Academy begins in July. It is a program that will familiarize you with the college while immersing you in academic coursework. The result: SEEK students are no longer "under-prepared" in the fall. You will be equipped with the study skills you need to succeed academically and you will have developed relationships with faculty, staff and peers that will ease your transition from high school to college. Many of you will have earned college credits.
Who: All incoming freshmen. If you want to be a part of the SEEK freshman class at Baruch, you must participate in the SEEK Summer Experience.
What: A six-week program that includes academic coursework, enrichment workshops, and fieldtrips. Each day is different, with consistent components such as an academic class and math and/or writing preparation. (You will be placed in either a credit baring or immersion course, depending on the score you receive on your placement tests.)
Where: All activities take place at Baruch, with occasional field trips throughout New York City.
When: The program runs from the beginning of July through the middle of August.
Why: Because research shows that students who participate in pre-freshman summer programs stay in school longer and earn higher GPA's. Because 98% of the students who have gone through this program say that they're happy that they did, even if it mean sacrificing their summer.