Application and Admission
Students entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in Fall 2016 are eligible to apply.
Adelphi University’s Pre-College courses provide a hands-on opportunity to engage in college learning while still in high school. Developing academic, personal, and professional skill sets, these courses will provide opportunities for students to gain 3 academic college credits, learn in state-of-the-art facilities, experience the culture of nearby New York City, and more! Get an inside look at Adelphi University while residing on campus in our beautiful, new residence halls, enjoying meals in our various dining facilities, and interacting with our esteemed faculty. Get a jump start on college!
Yes! Some courses will grant students 3 transferable college credits. Led by prestigious and nationally recognized faculty, each course provides an opportunity to gain college credits through expert lectures, hands-on experience, and off-campus site visits.
All courses will take place on Adelphi University’s beautiful and safe Garden City campus, located just 23 miles from New York City – the cultural and financial capital of the world. All courses will be held between Sunday, July 9 – Saturday, July 22, 2017.
All applications should be filled out online. Additionally, applicants will need to send:
a. A copy of the high school transcript (in a sealed and stamped envelope)
b. One recommendation letter from a teacher/counselor/principal
c. Personal statement (see application for essay topics)
d. Optional: SAT/ACT scores are encouraged, but optional.
All materials should be mailed to:
Office of High School and Pre-College Programs
Hagedorn Hall, Room 201
Attn: Jennifer Ganley
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
Yes! International students may participate in the Adelphi Pre-College program. International students are permitted to take a course on a non-credit basis. This means that you will participate in the same exact program, but you will not be awarded Adelphi credit. You will be offered a discounted tuition rate..
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and will continue to be accepted until the program is fully enrolled.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Funding is not available for any of our Pre-College programs.
See the tuition and fees for 2017.
All participants will live on our exquisite suburban campus in Garden City, New York. All Pre-College students reside in NEW HALL A, Adelphi’s newest residential building. Meals are served a la carte at our fantastic University Center Dining Hall, which boasts a grill, pizza and sandwich station, a full salad bar, and a variety of daily offerings.
Throughout the duration of the program, students will be supervised by Peer Assistants in the residence halls, as well as faculty in all academic settings. Students will have the opportunity to partake in a variety of social and recreational activities, planned by our professional staff. Our goal is to ensure safety and a positive experience that is both fun and academic in nature.
Material will be taught at the college level, providing challenging, insightful discussions through each course, as well as a glimpse of college-level work for each participant. Faculty members will be available to assist in maximizing the academic experience for each topic.
Classes run from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. each day, with an hour set aside for lunch.
Yes! All residential students will have at least one roommate. Each dorm suite has a private bathroom.
In the past, students have toured NYC and seen Broadway shows and visited Bodies: The Exhibit. Students have also taken trips to LiveNation in Manhattan, Lake Compounce Amusement Park in Bristol, CT, Eisenhower Park, and more!
One of the joys of college life is learning to do laundry! Card-operated laundry machines can be found on each floor of the dorm.
Getting to Campus and Getting Prepared
Adelphi University is 13 miles from John F. Kennedy International Airport. For students who plan to fly into the New York City area, Adelphi will provide a shuttle service to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The shuttle will leave the airport on Sunday, July 19 at 1:30pm. The shuttle will bring students back to the airport by 2:00pm on Saturday, August 1. To allocate enough time to go through security and get to your terminal, we recommend you book returning flights for no earlier than 5:30pm on Saturday, August 1.
If you are arriving into other locations around the area, you may take public transportation to John F. Kennedy International Airport and then take the shuttle to Adelphi.
Any student wishing to take the Adelphi Shuttle must register in advance by contacting Kate Matzkin at 516.877.3410. The deadline to register for the shuttle is July 1.
All students will be sent specific packing lists for their particular class before the start of the program. However, all students should plan on bringing casualwear suitable for high school, as well as one “business casual” outfit.
Policies and Procedures
In an effort to provide the best possible campus experience, and to provide for the safety of all students, we ask that visitors refrain from visiting students while the program is in session.
Students are required to be in their own dorm room by 11:00 p.m. each night.
Students are not permitted off-campus without adult supervision.
Director of NYC Scholars, High School, and Pre-College Programs
p – 516.877.3410
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