College 101

During the summer, our events team will be offering a number of College 101 sessions on various subjects to help you succeed in class and be better prepared for college after you graduate from high school.  Taught by experts from around NYU, the College 101 sessions are highly recommended for anyone who wants to get ahead of the college game.


Unless otherwise noted, College 101 meets on the 3rd Floor of Palladium Hall just one block away from your residential hall.  To attend College 101, sign up when you receive your event RSVP email.

The following College 101 sessions will be offered during SPS High School Academy:

College 101: American Classroom and Culture
July 11, 5:30-6:30 pm

International students! This workshop is for you! Learn what makes the American college classroom different from what you may be used to back home and find out how you can translate the unspoken codes and expectations in US academics. Experts from the American Language Institute will answer your questions and provide you with tips to help you master your studies.

College 101: Time Management
July 12, 5:30-6:30 pm

Every year, students say the most important thing they learned while at NYU was time management. Really. It may not seem like a killer skill, but mastering it is key to doing all those things you want to like getting a good grade, attending events, going out with friends, and…oh yeah, that whole “eating and sleeping” thing. NYU student tutors will give you tips and wisdom.

College 101: Admissions 101
July 18, 5:30-6:30 pm
July 27, 5:30-6:30 pm

Meet with NYU admissions counselors to get expert advice on how to approach your college search and admissions process. Tips on the application process, writing a stellar essay, teacher recommendations, and keeping yourself organized will be shared.

NYU College Fair
July 19, 5:00-7:00 pm
Kimmel Center for University Life, 4th Floor

Nearly 100 colleges and universites have come to campus to meet you. Yes, you! Come with your questions and gather all the information you can from admissions counselors. Who knows? You may discover your dream school.

College 101: Library Research
July 24, 5:30-6:30 pm
Bobst Library, Room 619

Wikipedia is fine and good for trivia nights or settling bets with friends, but as a research tool in college it doesn’t quite cut it. Libraries may seem old school, but there are a lot of different resources there to help you become a research scholar and blow professors away with your papers and projects. NYU research librarians will give you tips of the trade and what NYU’s library system has to offer for your final paper and exams.

College 101: The Admissions Essay
August 2, 5:30-6:30 pm

If you’re looking ahead at your college admission essay and dreading it, this workshop is for you. Meet with writing professors for one-on-one advice and expert tips on how to approach your admission essay and have a finished product that is both impressive and true to you.


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