General Program Information
NYC DOE public schools with 6th-8th grade students are eligible, including District 75 and District 79. D75 and D79 schools may bring additional grades. Community-based organizations that serve DOE public school students are also eligible. NYC DOE high schools can participate in our High School Workshops for their 9th and 10th graders. Unfortunately, independent, and private schools are ineligible.
Remote sessions are 45 to 60 minutes long. In person campus sessions are 60-90 minutes long. However, all sessions can be adjusted for time when communicating with the Campus Coordinator. Sessions are led by trained CUNY college students.
The following campuses offer both remote and in-person options:
Manhattan: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Bronx: Hostos Community College
Brooklyn: Brooklyn College, New York City College of Technology-City Tech, Kingsborough Community College
Queens: York College, Queensborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College
The following campuses offer only in-person options:
Manhattan: Baruch College
Brooklyn: Brooklyn College
Yes, each campus applies NY Common Core Standards to their activities, which you can find on the campus’ registration page. Prior to the session, the Campus Coordinator will be in communication to discuss how the session can connect to what students are learning.
Middle School Registration Information
The hybrid experience varies by campus, but a typical session includes a campus tour and an interactive activity led by CUNY college students. For campus-specific program descriptions, please visit our registration website.
High School Registration Information
Students will learn practical skills to prepare for college, explore their interests, and set realistic goals. CUNY Explorers High School workshops prepare students for the college search and emphasize what they can do now as 9th and 10th graders to prepare for college.
For 9th & 10th grade students, we are offering four unique workshops:
- Day in the Life of a College Student
- Skills for College Success
- Exploring College Majors and Careers
- Telling your Story & Resume Building
Schools can register the same cohort of students in up to four workshops with any campus. The four workshops are the same regardless of the campus you select.
Scheduling A Visit
Step 1: Visit our registration site
Step 2: Choose your preferred campus and click on an available date.
Step 3: Complete the registration form, upload a student roster, and submit.
Step 4: You will receive a welcome email with additional instructions
It depends on the campus and the day you plan your remote session. Please see the campus’ registration page for more information on campus limits. The student limit also depends on whether the session is in-person or remote. D75 and D79 schools do not have a required minimum number of students.
A scheduled campus visit is not a confirmation. The Campus Coordinator will send a welcome email that confirms the date/time of your session, the agenda, and if any additional information is required for the visit. If you do not receive a welcome email from the Coordinator within 48 hours, please contact them.
Please contact the Campus Coordinator and ask about being placed on a waitlist. You can also check to see if other campuses have available dates. More dates will be made available in the fall starting October 2022.
If you have to cancel a scheduled visit, please contact the Campus Coordinator within one week of your scheduled visit to allow other schools to register for that date.
The visit for that date might have reached capacity, the campus might be closed, or it might be fall or spring break. Please keep in mind that some dates fill quickly so you should register as early as possible.
Sessions are offered through Zoom. We will aim to accommodate other platforms if needed.
All remote sessions must be reserved at least one week in advance.
Visit our Get Involved page to see our CUNY Explorers student and family brochures, which has information about steps to prepare for college in each grade, and what parents can do to prepare for the high school application process. Brochures are in English and Spanish.