Through a series of interactive seminars The College Project grants
exceptional high school juniors the opportunity to explore a broad
range of academic disciplines that are offered at liberal arts and
Junior Year Seminar: In the spring of their junior
year, students meet after school on the Brooklyn Campus for a weekly
series of seminars in different academic disciplines. Each week
an LIU professor conducts a seminar or leads a group discussion
which is designed to introduce students to the methods of investigation
and analysis used in that professor's discipline. There is an emphasis
on active student participation, group learning, and the development
of critical thinking skills.
Senior Year Courses: After successfully completing the junior
year seminars, students may take part in the Senior Bridge Program.
The application fee is waived for College Project participants.
Students will be counseled by the Director of Bridge Programs.
Senior Year Research: The Bridge Programs staff assists interested
College Project participants in finding professors who are willing
to act as mentors for senior-year or Westinghouse research projects
in either the natural or social sciences.
Eligibility: Applicants must have an overall high school
average of 88%. Students must have an interest in exploring the
full range of academic disciplines available in college, and enjoy
taking an active role in group discussions.
Procedures: Interested students must submit a completed College
Project Application, including:
essay question on the back of the form
current high school transcript
recent photo and a letter of recommendation from a teacher who
is familiar with their academic work
sign up for group interviews held at the Brooklyn Campus. Applications
are available from College Advisors or teachers who act as liaisons
to the Bridge Programs or the director of Bridge Programs.