College & Career Lab

College & Career Lab will be conducted online for Summer 2021. Pending safety developments related to COVID-19, students will be invited to join us for on campus tours in small, socially distant groups over the summer.

Explore the Possibilities

NYU’s College & Career Lab offers New York City middle and high school students the opportunity to explore a variety of academic and professional pathways. Through classes and intensive workshops led by NYU faculty across the University, students develop essential skills to help them thrive in high school, college, and beyond.

College & Career Lab (CCL) is a tuition-free program offered as a multi-week intensive during the summer, with opportunities to participate in workshops throughout the academic year.

CCL is designed as a six-year program that progressively prepares students to succeed in their chosen academic and professional careers. Rising 8th and 9th graders may apply to College & Career Lab’s Exploratory Program. Rising 10th to pre-college students  who have completed the Exploratory Program are encouraged to participate in College & Career Lab’s Immersive Program. See program descriptions below.

Exploratory Program

The College & Career Lab Exploratory Program introduces rising 8th and 9th grade students to a variety of college-level subjects offered at NYU’s various schools and colleges, including the NYU School of Law, Stern School of Business, Tisch School of the Arts, Tandon School of Engineering, among others.

Through daily online classes and workshops, students gain inspiration and insight into a variety of academic and career pathways, and interact with NYU faculty, students, and alumni. Participants of the Exploratory Program will gain valuable skills, such as identity development, self-advocacy, and networking, that will help them thrive in their academic and career pursuits.

Students who successfully complete CCL summer program will receive a completion certificate, and be invited to participate in all future College & Career Lab programming, both online and/or on campus programming when in-person activities can safely resume.

Immersive Program

Rising 10th and 11th graders who participated in the 2018, 2019, or 2020 College & Career Lab program are eligble to apply for the Immersive Program. The Immersive Program is a 2-3 summer program designed to give students more in-depth exposure to specific academic subjects taught at NYU.

Learn More

Spring Virtual Information Session
Friday, February 19th, 2021
12:30 - 1:00 PM EST

To learn more about the College & Career Lab Exploratory Program for rising 8th and 9th graders, join us for a virtual information session. The online session will provide an overview of program offerings, eligibility to apply, and a preview of what students can expect for Summer 2021. This information session is open to students, families, teachers, school leaders, community organizations, and anyone interested in applying.

Register for the Spring Virtual Information Session

Virtual Application Walk-Through
Friday, March 19th, 2021
12:30 - 1:00 PM EST

Join NYU College & Career Lab as we walk through the program application process and answer and questions you may have about application requirements, essay topics, and next steps following addmision.This information session is open to students, families, teachers, school leaders, community orgnizations, and anyone interested in applying.

Register for the Virtual Application Walkthrough

Program Contact

Alexandria Meier
NYU College & Career Lab