Summer Programs

The College Now Summer applications are now available! See below for a brief description of each program.

  • The Bronx Civic Scholars Institute provides rising high school seniors with a three-credit American Government course; a daily college awareness workshop; and over sixty hours of an internship at a community-based organization that focuses on community organizing and youth activism (the sites include the Bronx Defenders, and Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition). In addition, students have field trips each week related to the curriculum. 

    Download/print the application- BCSI

  • The Summer Intensive Language Program (SIELP) is a six-week program designed to help English Language Learners who have completed the 9th grade improve their English language skills in preparation for success in their transition to college. Students participate in an intensive, history-based thematic curriculum which focuses on the American Revolution, and receive: 30 hours a week of instruction, including 4 hours of reading/ writing/ listening comprehension and Internet research; 1 hour of physical activity. Students also participate in weekly field trips in support of the curriculum.

    Download/print the application-SIELP

  • Let's Get Ready expands access to college in America by mobilizing, equipping, and empowering a movement of college students helping high school students get to college through intensive SAT preparation, college advising, and the powerfully relevant role-models and mentors they need to succeed.  The program  run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from  mid June through mid August.
            Download/print the application-Lets-Get-Ready
  • The College Focus program is designed for current 11th grade students who are on track for high school graduation but not academically prepared for college. By taking a Math course as part of the College Focus summer program and passing the CUNY Assessment test for which they will prepare, students can exempt themselves from the remedial classes they otherwise must take if they attend CUNY.  Send students to College Focus this summer and get them off the remediation track at CUNY! 

            Download/print the application-College-Focus

** We are no longer offering the Digital Design and  Urban  Research Studio  program.

*** Preference will be given to Hostos College Now partnering high schools.