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About the Program

The NYU Collegiate Seminar Program offers NYC-area high school juniors the opportunity to experience college-level classes at a top-tier research university. Selected students will participate in 90-minute seminars taught by leading NYU faculty in a variety of academic subjects.

Students who are selected to participate in the program will attend one of the seminars described below. Students will indicate their seminar preference during the nomination and application process, and will be assigned a seminar if selected.

Participation is selective. Students must be nominated by a counselor, teacher, or school administrator, and then complete an application. There is no cost to participate. The program is open only to students who will be high school juniors in Fall 2020.

Fall 2020 Seminar Descriptions

Students will be able to choose one of the seminars described below. 

Application Process and Eligibility Requirements

  • The Fall 2020 nomination form will be available on May 1st
  • Students must be nominated by a high school official by May 29th.
  • Nominated students must complete an application (this will be sent to the student by email after the nomination is received) by June 17
  • Participants must be in 11th grade in Fall 2020
  • Students will be notified of their status, and assigned a seminar if selected, in mid-July

Additional Information

This program has been convened by Fred Schwarzbach, a Clinical Professor of Humanities in Liberal Studies, where he served as dean from 2004 to 2017.

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