SEEK for Guidance Counselors
Dear Guidance Counselor,
This section of the SEEK website is intended to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information regarding the SEEK Program at Baruch College.
We feel that our SEEK Program has a lot to offer students. Over the years we have successfully helped students fulfill their goal of becoming college graduates.
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There are two major requirements to be accepted into SEEK. Students must meet and academic and economic criteria.
Each CUNY college differs with regard to its admissions standards, as do the various SEEK Programs. As Baruch has raised its admissions standards, so has Baruch’s SEEK Program. It is more difficult to be accepted as a SEEK student at Baruch than it is to be accepted as a non-SEEK student at some of the other senior colleges in CUNY. Overall our SEEK students are highly motivated and perform well academically while at Baruch.
The following criteria can be used as a guideline when working with your students. It represents Baruch’s admissions standards for SEEK and non-SEEK student.
A student must meet all of the following criteria in order to be considered for admission to the SEEK or CD Program:
- Be a high school graduate or have a New York State approved General Equivalency Diploma or its equivalent
- Have not previously attended a college or university, except in the case of students enrolled in the State University of New York’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), or the independent colleges’ Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
- Be a resident of New York State for SEEK admission or a resident of New York City for CD Program admission
- Have an admissions index score that is below the cutpoint for regular admissions to a particular senior college (for SEEK admission) or have a college admissions average of less than 80 percent for admission to a community college CD Program
- Have a family income and other available financial resources fall within guidelines established by New York State
- Attend a pre-freshman summer session if you do not satisfy the University criteria on one or more of the University Skills Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing, or Mathematics
The following is a guideline for determining economic eligibility for Special Programs for students entering college between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020. It is not a substitute for an actual eligibility assessment. Please contact the Baruch Financial Aid Services office at 646-312-1360 for more information.
Academic Year: 2020-2021
|Number of Members in Household
(including head of household)
|Add $7,992 for each family member in excess of 8.|
- We are proud to have one of the highest student retention rates of all SEEK Programs in CUNY. Our retention rates exceed those of regularly admitted students at other campuses in CUNY.
- Our program enrollment fluctuates between 600 and 640 students. We accept approximately 75 to 200 SEEK freshmen yearly. We have a small student to counselor ratio. Our program has six full-time counselors as well as part-time advisors and peer mentors who work with students. Counseling is at the heart of our program. We believe that the one-on-one attention a student receives can make the difference between them staying in school or dropping out.
- SEEK students receive many privileges that regularly admitted students do not. Extended financial aid, book money, exemption from payment of student fees, preparatory courses, a summer experience etc. Our program has its own tutoring program which provides various forms of academic support–individual and small group tutoring, labs, supplemental instruction, and workshops tailored to students’ needs.
- SEEK Freshmen are required to attend the SEEK Summer Experience, a six-week summer program that will prepare students for their college experience while immersing them in college-level coursework. This program requires students to be at Baruch four days a week for approximately six hours a day. Students must participate in this program if they want to attend Baruch in the fall.
- We provide a comprehensive freshman year. Most incoming students have a difficult time making the transition from high school to college. SEEK’s first year program is designed to help students make this adjustment. Students are put into a block program and move together from class to class. They receive tutoring, enrichment and counseling. At every step, they have the opportunity to bond with staff and each other.