About the SEEK Program (Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge)
SEEK is a higher education opportunity program at the senior (four-year) CUNY colleges. It was established to provide comprehensive academic support to assist capable students who otherwise might not be able to attend college due to their educational and financial circumstances. The Hunter College SEEK Program is located administratively under the Office of the Provost. Through collaborative efforts and shared resources, SEEK participants receive comprehensive support and guidance from orientation to graduation. They acclimate to the campus’ culture of engagement; learn how to navigate the College; increase their self and cultural awareness; utilize available campus resources and support services; and develop the study, problem-solving and critical thinking skills necessary to persist through college to graduation and beyond. The SEEK Program services include: four-week summer program (for incoming freshmen), Orientation for Success course, counseling (academic, career, personal and financial), tutoring (individual and group), educational workshops, need-based financial aid, peer mentoring program, and Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society (for eligible participants).
Admission to the SEEK Program
Freshman applicants are considered for admission to the SEEK program on the basis of the overall strength of their academic preparation, which includes SAT/ACT scores, high school academic average, the number of academic subjects and the distribution of those courses. Potential SEEK applicants are generally considered for admission with an academic profile that fall slightly below the general admission averages and demonstrate considerable financial need.
Transfer applicants are considered for the SEEK program if they meet the general admission criteria for all transfers and have been an active member of a SEEK, College Discovery or other Education Opportunity Program (EOP) at an accredited college. Transfer must submit proof of participation the program at the sending college to the Hunter College SEEK Office.
For additional information about SEEK, please call (212) 772-5725 or visit the program’s website . See the Financial Aid sections of this catalog for additional information about financial eligibility for the SEEK Program.