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Summer Liberal Arts Institute



The Liberal Arts Institute is a comprehensive program consisting of this range of courses and correlating workshops that will focus on the completion of a culminating project. Each course will award either 3 or 4 college credits and attendance in the afternoon workshop will be mandatory, in order to receive credit for the morning course. Summer course offerings usually include:

Journlistic Writing
Business Fundamentals
Cultural Anthropolgy
Critical Health Issues

Personal Finance

General Psychology


Eligibilty: The summer Baruch College Now semester is open NYC public high school rising juniors and rising seniors (those in thier 10th and 11th grade during the spring semester) with the following qaulifications:

  • SAT / PSAT Verbal (min. 480) or English Lanagauge Arts (ELA) Regents (min. 75)
  • SAT / PSAT Math (min. 480) or Math Regents (min. 50)
  • Studenst who use PSAT scorres to qualify for admission must have an overal GPA of 85.

Note, Returning Baruch College Now Students have priority when applying to any of our programs followed by New Students in our Partner High Schools.

Dates: July 1st - August 8th (Monday thorugh Thursday; 9:00am-2:00pm)

Location: All summer courses are held at Baruch College and run from Monday through Thursday

Attendance Policy: Attendance is Mandatory. Unexcused absences will NOT be allowed during the summer session.

Unique Aspects of the Liberal Arts Institute:

  • Unlike Fall & Spring the summer is open to sphomores and juniors from any NYC Public High School, regardless of College Now partnership
  • Metrocards & daily lunch vouchers are provided
  • Complimenarty workshop attached to each lecture
  • Students will be required prepare a culminating research project

Upon acceptance in to the Liberal Arts Institute students will be required to attend a mandatory orientation and maintain satisfactory attendance and academic performance.

We look forward to seeing you at Baruch College!


*The Personal Finance (FIN 1601) course is made possible by a generous grant from Guardian Life Insurance*