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Date: Feb 23, 2009
Hofstra Honors College Launches Summer Program for High School Students
Summer Scholars Earn College Credit in Four Weeks
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – High School students can earn college credit while getting a taste of college life with the new Summer Scholars residential program at Hofstra.
The four-week Hofstra University Honors College program for rising junior and senior high school students also offers motivated scholars the chance to explore various career paths, experience the rich cultural and recreational opportunities of New York City and Long Island and enhance their preparation for the college search process.
“Searching for colleges can be a long, complicated and difficult process,” said Honors College Dean Warren Frisina, Ph.D. “The best way to become better informed about what is best for you, is to actually live for an extended period on a college campus. Hofstra Honors College has created a program to allow high school students to get a feel for what it’s like to be a college student, to work with real college professors and to earn actual college credit.”
Summer Scholars offers students a choice of three courses: Political Science: Memo to the New President: The First 100 Days; Drama: Fundamentals of Acting I; and Forensic Science: A CSI Summer Experience - An Introduction to Forensic Science. In addition, Summer Scholars will take part in off-campus excursions exploring New York City and Long Island. They will also attend educational seminars on college admissions and gather all the pertinent information to help them make informed decisions during their college search. For more information on the program and to download an application, please visit hofstra.edu/summerscholars.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from more than 145 undergraduate and more than 160 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences; business; engineering; communication; education, health and human services; and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 22 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis.