SEEK Summer Bridge Program FAQs
Here are several "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQs) about the Percy E. Sutton Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge (SEEK) Summer Bridge Program.
Why was I admitted to Hunter through the SEEK Program?
SEEK was established to provide comprehensive academic support to assist capable students who otherwise might not be able to attend college due to their educational and financial circumstances. Students are admitted without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, race, disability, or creed.
Aside from checking that you wanted to be considered for SEEK, you were selected to participate in SEEK because you personified SEEK's mission. You demonstrated that you are capable of succeeding at Hunter and we believe that you will benefit from the individualized program services that SEEK participants receive.
I was told I must take a math placement test before I register for fall courses, is this true?
Yes. Prior to registering for fall courses, incoming freshmen must take the COMPASS Math Placement Test. All Hunter Students, regardless of major, must meet the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement (a core graduation requirement) and therefore should take the COMPASS Math Test as soon as possible.
Students who intend to major in one of the following fields of study are especially encouraged to take the COMPASS Math Test before fall registration as the results will affect students' first semester course options: Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Psychology, Nursing and Health Sciences preparing students for professional school in a medical field (Medicine, Dental, Veterinary, Physical Therapy, etc.)
What is the SEEK Summer Bridge Program?
The SEEK Summer Bridge Program is a five-week, non-residential, academic program for incoming freshmen who have been admitted through the SEEK Program. The program provides participants with rigorous course work in English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Writing.
Is the SEEK Summer Bridge Program Mandatory?
Yes. If you are unable to participate in the mandatory Summer Bridge Program, then you will be ineligible for SEEK services.
How long is the SEEK Summer Bridge Program?
The SEEK Summer Bridge Program last five weeks - Monday, July 7, 2014 to Thursday, August 7, 2014 - and meets daily, Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
What courses will I take during the Summer Bridge Program?
Your course schedule will depend on your intended major. We will offer specific tracks for students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields and those interested in Non-STEM fields such as Education, Economics, and Social Sciences. Some of the summer courses offered include: English, Chemistry, Mathematics, Writing and Psychology.
Will I have to purchase books for my classes?
No. the SEEK Program will loan textbooks to summer participants. You will return the text books at the end of the program.
How much will the Summer Bridge Program cost?
Most of the expenses of the Program, (i.e., fields trips and textbooks) will be covered by SEEK funding. Participants will have to bring their own lunch and/or snacks since meals are not provided.
Will I receive grades and credits for the summer courses?
Since this is an enrichment program, your grades will not be recorded on your transcript nor will you receive credit for the summer courses. We will use your academic performance during the summer to develop an educational academic plan for you during your freshmen year.
Where will my classes be held?
All classes will be held on the Hunter campus. You will receive additional information on the exact locations during the SEEK Summer Bridge Program Orientation on Monday, July 7, 2014.
Do I need any shots or a physical examination before starting school?
In order to register for classes, you must show proof of immunization against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella and indicate receipt of meningitis information. You will not be permitted to register until you submit this proof to Hunter College's Office of Health Services. You may submit your vaccination card or a completed immunization form to the Office of Health Services, Room 307 in the North Building.
May I leave the program early to handle personal matters?
Please schedule all medical, dental and other personal appointments either before or after the SEEK Summer Bridge Program or on Fridays when there are no classes.
May I work while I am in the program?
The Summer Bridge Program requires that participants attend every day, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can work any time after the scheduled program hours.
Will I have the opportunity to explore New York City?
Yes! The Summer Bridge Program will include many opportunities to explore cultural and educational sites in and around the New York City.
Where can I find additional information regarding the SEEK program, in general, and/or the SEEK Summer Bridge Program?
Please feel free to contact the program office at (212) 772 - 5725 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.