Manhattan College Summer Literacy Institute


Summer Literacy Institute (SLI)-Manhattan College for rising high school seniors (class of 2018)

Manhattan College has a completely free Summer Literacy Institute (SLI) for rising high school seniors from NYC to participate. It is a one week, residential, college immersion program which takes place at MC from July 24th-July 29th. The goal of the SLI is to assist students in completing their college essay and to demystify the college experience and process by giving them the opportunity to live on campus, and be a college student for one week. During their time here they will take mini college courses taught by MC faculty, work in writing groups to perfect their college essay, and participate in a slew of enrichment activities including attending a Broadway show, visiting various museums, and participating in workshops facilitated by various accomplished professionals. The week is closed with a huge banquet where all participants families and high school personnel are invited. Overall, it is a truly amazing week!

Please visit the webpage HERE. This program looks GREAT on their college applications!

This year applications will be submitted completely online. Please find the link HERE for your convenience. Please keep in mind a few things as you encourage your students to apply…..

  • The deadline for applying is May 12th at 5:00pm. Unfortunately the school will not be able to extend this, so please have students apply early if possible.
  • They will only be accepting rising seniors (that is they will be seniors in the fall 2017). They have designed the program around the developmental and academic needs of this cohort so it is ideal for them to keep it focused on this age group.

They are looking for a broad range of students…. It is for all students-doesn’t have to have best grades or attendance but a student who wants to improve is just as welcome to apply. This is an opportunity to show students what college is like, and that this is attainable for ALL students if they want it. Please do not discourage slightly lower performing students from applying. This could be a life changing experience for some and show them that this is the path they should take!

Marisa Passafiume
Assistant Vice President for Academic Success

Riverdale, NY 10471
Phone: 718-862-7796
Fax: 718-862-7791
Twitter: @Marisa_Pass