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Spring 2014 College Now Application Packet

 

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I. SPRING PROGRAM OVERVIEW

 

 

Please join us for the Hunter College Now Spring 2014 program. College now offers HS juniors and seniors the opportunity to take credit courses at Hunter College for FREE! You will get a Hunter ID and have access to all the great facilities that Hunter has to offer. These days a college class costs around $1,000, and guess what? We're paying that for you to be able to earn some college credits before you graduate high school!!!


COLLEGE NOW SPRING 2014 CLASSES

TABLE 1 - Course Description

Course
Section
 Code 
  Days and Times
Title and Description  
 Credits 
 
  DAN 252.99   


 CN1   

 15839  Mon. & Wed.  4:10pm - 5:25pm 
     
  Dance - Fundamentals of West African

  This is an advanced beginning college level West African class taught by Hunter faculty members.
  This course is open to anyone interested in dance. A dance background is not required.
2
  CSCI 133 CN1 4302     Tues. & Thurs. 4:10pm - 5:25pm  
  Computer Science - Programming for Everyone


  A comprehensive practical course in programming that concentrates on producing working sofware for
  games, simulations, animations, data manipulations, interacting with the internet, graphical user
  interfaces and many other application areas. No programming experience is necessary.
3
  ENGL 120

CN1

 15841  Mon. & Wed.  4:10pm - 5:25pm 
 
  English - Expository Writing

  Introduction to documented research. Trains students to analyze, develop and evaluate ideas so
  they can be expressed clearly and effectively.  

3
  ITAL 101    

CN1 

 14600

 Tues. & Thurs.  4:10pm - 5:25pm

 
 
Italian - Elementary Italian

  Introduction to Italian languages and culture. In addition to scheduled class time, students are
  also required to meet a language lab minimum of 28 hours per semester. Students should allot
  extra time in their schedules for this mandatory component.
3
  MUSTH 101
   

CN1
  

 4803


 Saturday  10:00am - 12:30pm


 
 
Music Theory - Basic Musicianship

  A traditional course in the rudiments of music, designed for students with little or no prior training
  in music theory. The fundamentals of music and music notation are  covered, including pitches,
  rhythms, meters, scales, key signatures, intervals, and basic chords. Students develop fluency
  through written assignments and practical application.
      3

  CLA 110


CN1

 
  4406

 
 Tues. & Thurs.  4:10pm - 5:25pm

 
 
Classics - Greek and Latin Roots

  Elements of language structure; how languages work; elements of Latin & Greek in English vocabulary.
    3
   PSYCH 100

   CN1

 15842
 
 Saturday  9:30am - 12:00pm

  
   Psychology - Introduction to Psychology

   An introduction to the problems, methods and concepts of psychology, covering a range of topics
   which characterize the discipline, including history, methodology and professional ethics, biological
   foundations, perception, motivation and emotion, learning, memory and thinking, individual
   differences, intelligence, personality, behavior disorders and their treatment, and group processes.
    3

   SOC  101
   CN1
4731
 Mon. & Wed.  4:10pm - 5:25pm   
   Sociology - Introduction to Sociology


   Development of sociological imagination through introduction and application of basic concepts incorporating global and comparative perspectives.
3
  
   STAT 113
  
   CN1
 
 4709
 

 Mon. & Wed.  4:10pm - 5:25pm

 
   Statistics - Elementary Probability and Statistics

   Discrete probability; descriptive, inferential statistics. Estimation and hypothesis testing for normal
   and binomial means.
   
    3
  
   COMHE 330
  
   CN1
 
 14962
 
 Mon. & Wed.  4:10pm - 5:25pm
 
  
Community Health - Principles of Epidemiology


    Methods of study of disease; risk factors; distribution, causes, prevention, and control of selected diseases.
 
    3
   THEA 161    CN1   4987
 Saturday  10:00am - 12:30pm

   Theatre 161 - Acting I: Basic Acting Techniques

    Exploration of the fundamentals of acting techniques through improvisation.
    3
 
   ANTHC 101
  
   CN1
 
 15838
 
 Mon. & Wed.  4:10pm - 5:25pm
  
   Anthropology - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

   Comparative and historical examination of the human condition through a focus on diverse responses, such as
   making a living, resolving conflict, organizing family/kin relations and finding meaning in the world.
    3

   PHILO 104

 CN1

 4000

 Tues. & Thurs.  4:10pm - 5:25pm

    Philosophy 104 - Introduction to Ethics

    Examination of standards of right conduct and the good life through study of selected philosophical classics.
    3


II. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 

Eligibility: College credit-bearing courses are open to 11th & 12th grade students who meet the following requirements. You only need scores from one of the columns i.e. only SATs or PSATs or Regents or the extra requirements. The only exception would be COMHE 330 and CSCI 133, which would require sufficient verbal AND math scores (See note below). If your scores are close enough (whether it be within 5 points in the Regents, 5 points in the PSAT or 50 points in the SAT) to meet our eligibility requirements, you are still encouraged to apply because you will be in our waitlist range.All students must still submit a transcript and their PSAT and/or SAT scores.

TABLE 2 - Course Criteria

Course
SAT
PSAT
Regents Exam
Extra Requirements

  DAN 252.99


 450 or better on Reading
  

  45 or better on Reading
 

   75 or better ELA


  CSCI 133   500 or better on Reading
  and 500 or better on Math
  50 or better on Reading
  and 50 or better on Math
  80 or better on ELA and 80 or better on
  Math regents
*Student need to satisfy both
Verbal and Math scores

  ENGL 120

 500 or better on Reading
Not Applicable


   80 or better ELA




  ITAL 101


 500 or better on Reading 
 
  50 or better on Reading    80 or better ELA   80 or better on any foreign
  language regents

  CLA 110
 500 or better on Reading    50 or better on Reading    80 or better ELA  

  PSYCH 100


 500 or better on Reading
 
 
  50 or better on Reading

   80 or better ELA
 
 
  SOC 101
 
 500 or better on Reading
 
  50 or better on Reading
 
   80 or better ELA
 
 
  MUSTH 101
 
 500 or better on Reading
 
  50 or better on Reading
 
   80 or better ELA
 
 
  STAT 113
 
 500 or better on Math
Not Applicable
 
  80 or better on Math regents
 **Upon acceptance,
placement exam is required
  THEA 161   500 or better on Reading  
  50 or better on Reading

   80 or better ELA

  PHILO 104

 500 or better on Reading

  50 or better on Reading

   80 or better ELA
 
  ANTHC 101
 
 500 or better on Reading
 
  50 or better on Reading
 
  80 or better ELA
 
  COMHE 330

 500 or better on Reading
and 500 or better on Math
  50 or better on Reading
and 50 or better on Math
  80 or better on ELA and 80 or better on
Math regents
  **Students need to satisfy
both Verbal and Math scores

*Requirements can also be satisfied with various combinations (Ex. ELA and PSAT Math, PSAT Reading and Math Regents, ELA and Math Regents, etc).

**Students appyling to STAT 113 must also have successfully completed or are on track to pass the last semester of Algebra 2/Trig or upper level equivalent course.

 

III. APPLICATION TIMELINE


The Spring 2014 semester begins on Monday, January 27th and ends on Thursday, May 16th. See Table #3 for other miscellaneous dates.

 

TABLE 3 - College Now Application Timeline


Date


   
Process
  

 
  December 13 

  Deadline: Applications will be reviewed after this date. 
 
  December 20

 
  Notification is sent via email and letters home.

 
  January 10 

 
  Deadline for students to RSVP; Students who do not RSVP by this date will be dropped from the program, NO EXCEPTIONS!

 
  January 18

 
  MANDATORY Orientation for those who haven't taken College Now at Hunter College before; Students who miss orientation will be dropped, NO EXCEPTIONS!.

  January 27
 
  First day of Monday/Wednesday classes (Tuesday/Thursday classes start January 28th and Saturday classes start on February 1st).

 

IV. PROGRAM POLICIES

 

  • All accepted students MUST RSVP to confirm their participation in the College Now program by the established deadline. The College Now program at Hunter reserves the right to drop students who do not submit their RSVP on time.
  • Preference will be given to students who meet (or are close to) our eligibility requirements and attend one of our partner high schools. To find out if your high school is partnered with Hunter College, please click on the following link: http://collegenow.cuny.edu/participating-high-schools/
  • Newly accepted students are required to attend assigned orientation sessions. Student who fail to do so will be dropped from the program. No exceptions will be made!
  • Students who have a high school GPA of 74 or below are not eligible to apply for our program.
  • Attendance policies for program courses will be enforced to ensure success. Attendance is very critical to a students’ success in the program. Missing classes can cause a student to fall behind and may impact their final grade negatively.
  • Students who drop or withdraw from the program will be required to return class text books and Hunter ID. Students who fail to return College Now property could be charged the full amount of the item.
  • Students are expected to adhere to the Conduct Standards as established by the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees, Article XV (Appendix E) in the Hunter College Undergraduate Catalog.

 

V. HOW TO APPLY

 

  • You can apply online by going to www.hunter.cuny.edu/college-now, clicking on 'Apply Now', then click on the 'Spring 2014' link.
  • The deadline is Friday, December 13, 2013 by 5pm.
  • After you apply online, click the link with the parent consent form (Step #3) and have your parent/guardian sign it.
  • Send a copy of your transcript and PSAT/SAT scores along with the parent consent form. You can either drop off, fax or e-mail your scores and parent consent form. All documents must be received by the College Now office by December 13, 2013.

 

Questions?

You can contact us by the following:

  • Website: www.hunter.cuny.edu/college-now
  • E-Mail: collegenow@hunter.cuny.edu
  • Telephone: Ms. Omyra Gonzalez (212)772-4323 or Mr. Erlyn Mendez (212)772-4486

 

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