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Spring CN Application Packet

 

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I. SPRING PROGRAM OVERVIEW

 

 

Please join us for the Hunter College Now Spring 2022 program. College now offers HS sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity to take credit courses at Hunter College for FREE! You can obtain a Hunter ID and have access to all the great facilities that Hunter has to offer. These days a college class costs around $1,500, and guess what? We're paying that for you to be able to earn some college credits before you graduate high school!!!

At this time, we are offering courses that will be held either fully In Person, Hybrid or Online for the Spring 2022 semester. Please note that proof of COVID vaccination will have to be submitted if you are accepted into a course that is designated as In Person or Hybrid. Mode of Instruction is subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


COLLEGE NOW SPRING 2022 CLASSES

TABLE 1 - Course Description

Course
  Days and Times
Mode of Instruction
 Title and Description 
Credits
CSCI 127       Saturday
11:00am - 1:30pm
Online Computer Science - Introduction to Computer Science
This course presents an overview of computer science (CS) with an emphasis on problem-solving and computational thinking through ‘coding’:
computer programming for beginners. Other topics include: organization of hardware, software, and how information is structured on
contemporary computing devices. This course is pre-requisite to several introductory core courses in the CS Major.

 

3
EDUC 250      Tuesday & Thursday
4:10pm - 5:25pm
In Person Introduction to Urban Education: Topics and Issues Around Diversity and Equity
This course provides an introduction to urban education, specifically focusing on both current pedagogical approaches and the various historical, socioeconomic, sociocultural, and political factors that influence schools, with an eye to equity and justice as means to closing the achievement
gap for marginalized populations of students.
3
ENGL 120
Monday & Wednesday
4:10pm - 5:25pm 
In Person
English - Expository Writing
Introduction to documented research. Trains students to analyze, develop and evaluate ideas so they can be expressed clearly and effectively.  

3
MEDIA 180

Saturday
11:00am - 1:30pm

In Person
Media - Introduction to Media Studies
Social, political, and economic factors that determine and shape products of media organizations.
3
MUSTH 101
Saturday 10:00am - 12:30pm

Hybrid
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 101
Tuesday & Thursday
4:10pm - 5:25pm
In Person
Classical Mythology
Greek and Roman myth as represented in ancient art and literature, with emphasis on modern interpretations and theories. 
    3
PSYCH 100

Monday & Wednesday
4:10pm - 5:25pm

Hybrid 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

PSYCH 100 Saturday 9:30AM - 12:00PM Hybrid 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
Monday & Wednesday
4:10pm - 5:25pm
Hybrid Sociology - Introduction to Sociology
Development of sociological imagination through introduction and application of basic concepts incorporating global and comparative perspectives.
3
PH 330
Saturday
11:00am - 1:30pm
In Person Community Health - Principles of Epidemiology
Methods of study of disease; risk factors; distribution, causes, prevention, and control of selected diseases.
 
    3
NUTR 141
Saturday
10:00am - 12:30pm
In Person Nutrition - Introduction to Nutrition
Fundamentals of the science of nutrition as they apply to individuals and society.
    3
PHILO 104 Tuesday & Thursday
4:10pm - 5:25pm
In Person Philosophy - Introduction to Ethics
Examination of standards of right conduct and the good life through study of selected philosophical classics.
    3
MATH 102 Monday & Wednesday
4:10pm - 5:25pm
Online

Mathematics an Everyday Life
Learning how to model real world problems with mathematics, and learn techniques for solving them. Topics   include personal finance,
statistical  reasoning, probability, exponential growth, and voting theory.

    3
GEOG 101 Saturday
9:10am - 12:00pm
In Person People and Their Environment
Covers the geographical aspects of topics including weather and climate, landforms, religions, food, cities, economics, culture,  politics.
    3
WGS 100 Monday & Wednesday
4:10pm - 5:25pm
Online Women and Gender Studies - Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies
Development of sociological imagination through introduction and application of basic concepts incorporating global and comparative perspectives.
3


II. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 

Eligibility: College credit-bearing courses are open to 10th, 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 exceptions would be PH 330 and CSCI 127, 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, 50 points in the PSAT or 30 points in the PSAT/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 (if available).

TABLE 2 - Course Criteria

Course
PSAT/SAT
Regents Exam
Extra Requirements
  CSCI 127   480 or better on EBRW and
  530 or better on Math
  75 or better on ELA and 70 or better on
  Math regents
*Student need to satisfy both
Verbal and Math scores
  EDUC 250   480 or better on EBRW   75 or better ELA

  ENGL 120

 480 or better on EBRW
   75 or better ELA

*Eligibility can be determined
using Regents and/or SAT (No
PSATs)



  MEDIA 180 


 480 or better on EBRW 
 
   75 or better ELA

  CLA 101
 480 or better on EBRW     75 or better ELA  
  NUTR 141   480 or better on BRW   75 or better ELA
  PSYCH 100
 480 or better on EBRW 
   75 or better ELA
  SOC 101
 480 or better on EBRW    75 or better ELA
  GEOG 101  480 or better on EBRW   75 or better ELA
 
  MUSTH 101
 
 480 or better on EBRW
 
  75 or better ELA
 
 
  MATH 102
 
 530 or better on Math
 
  70 or better on Math regents
*Eligibility can be determined
using Regents and/or SAT (No
PSATs)

  PHILO 104

 480 or better on EBRW

  75 or better ELA
  PH 330

 480 or better on EBRW
and 530 or better on Math
  75 or better on ELA and 70 or better on
 Math regents
  **Students need to satisfy
both Verbal and Math scores
WGS 100 480 or better on BRW 75 or better ELA

*EBRW (Evidence Based Reading and Writing

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

**For ENGL 120 and MATH 102 eligibility can only be determined using Regents and/or SAT (No PSATs).

***We can also look at recommendation letters in lieu of standardized test scores (Teachers/Counselors can email recommendation letters to a College Now staff member).

 

III. APPLICATION TIMELINE

 

TABLE 3 - College Now Application Timeline

Date    
Process
  

December 10          Priority Deadline: Applications will be reviewed after this date. Applications submitted after Dec. 10th will be considered on space availability. 
December 23  
  Notification letters emailed to applicants.

January 7  
  Deadline for students to RSVP; Students who do not RSVP by this date will be dropped from the program, NO EXCEPTIONS!

January 15  
  MANDATORY Virtual Orientation for those who haven't taken College Now at Hunter College before; Students who miss orientation will be dropped,
NO EXCEPTIONS!.
Returning students are NOT required to attend (but are more than welcome to do so).

January 29  
  First day of College Now Spring classes (Saturday students start this date, M/W classes start Monday, January 31st, T/TH students start Tuesday, February 1st).

 

IV. PROGRAM POLICIES

 

  • At this time, we are offering courses that will be held either fully In Person, Hybrid or Online for the Spring 2022 semester. Please note that proof of COVID vaccination will have to be submitted if you are accepted into a course that is designated as In Person or Hybrid.
  • All 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.
  • Newly accepted students are required to attend assigned orientation sessions. Students who fail to do so will be dropped from the program. No exceptions will be made!
  • Students who have a high school GPA of 75 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 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

 

  • Have your updated transcript, PSAT/SAT scores and recommendation letter(s) ready before applying if you plan to upload them to your application. Parent consent form is also needed for In Person and Hybrid courses. Alternatively, you can email your supporting documents. Our email addresses are below.
  • You can apply online by clicking APPLY ONLINE.
  • The priority deadline is December 10, 2021. Please try to send all your documents in together.
  • If you have never applied for a College Now course in CUNY
    You will first be required to enter some basic information (including your 9 digit OSIS number) and you will have the option of uploading your supporting documents (transcript and PSAT/SAT scores, parent consent form for in person/hybrid courses). Once you have submitted the information that we would need, you will be sent a confirmation email that will include a link to finalize your Hunter College Now application through CUNY. This application also has to be submitted in order for your course choices to be entered and for your application to be complete!
  • If you get an error message at any point when applying as a new student, it may mean that you already have a record on CUNYfirst. This will happen if you already applied to another College Now program in CUNY. If you experience any technical difficulties, please contact us directly for further assistance”.
  • If you have enrolled for a College Now course in CUNY:
    You will only be required to enter some basic information (including your 8 digit CUNY EMPL ID) and your course choices. If you need assistance locating your CUNY EMPL ID, please contact the College Now program that you have been enrolled in previously. You will also have the option of uploading your supporting documents (transcript and PSAT/SAT scores, parent consent form for in person/hybrid courses). Once you have submitted this information, your application will be complete!

 

Questions?

You can contact us by the following:

    Visit our website: www.hunter.cuny.edu/college-now

    Contacts:

  • Erlyn Mendez - Coordinator: emmendez@hunter.cuny.edu | (212) 772-4486 or (917) 633-7189
  • Omyra Gonzalez - Assistant Coordinator: omyra.gonzalez@hunter.cuny.edu | (212) 772-4323 or (551) 333-3047
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