College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York

The Verrazano School
 Incoming Freshmen – Accepting your seat
To accept your seat in The Verrazano Honors Program, submit the following documentation to the Verrazano office and take the Compass Math Placement exam no later than May 1st.

Paperwork to submit

  • Verrazano Freshman Response Form:
    Confirms your seat in the Verrazano Honors Program
  • Verrazano Intended Major and Incoming Freshman Survey Form:
    Tells us about your academic and other interests, and helps us create your fall schedule.
  • $100 Commitment Deposit:
    CSI requires newly admitted undergraduate students to pay a $100 deposit towards tuition and fee charges when they accept the offer of admission. It must be paid by check or money order made payable to the “College of Staten Island.”
    You only have to pay this once, regardless if you applied to multiple competitive programs at CSI.
    If you applied for financial aid using the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and your Student Aid Report (SAR) has an estimated family contribution (EFC) of $3000 or less, you may be waived from the commitment deposit—submit a printout of your SAR with your Verrazano Response Form.  
    If you have paid a $400 housing deposit, be sure to indicate that on your Verrazano Response Form.  In that case, you do not need to include the $100 commitment deposit.
  • Immunization forms: Required before we can register you for courses
  • Official AP test scores and/or college course transcripts
    Send unofficial records now and official transcripts once grades post. You must submit official documentation to have those classes evaluated AND to make sure we don’t sign you up for course work for which you have already received credit. CSI awards college credit for AP scores of 4 or higher.
  • Project U.S.E. Waiver for Orientation
    Required for Verrazano orientation
  • Notarized CSI Waiver for Orientation
    Required for Verrazano orientation (go to a bank and ask for a notary)
  • Photo Release Form

Things to Do

Take the CUNY Compass Math Placement Exam
All incoming Verrazano students should take the Compass Math Placement Exam to make sure we place you in the appropriate math course. Plan to attend the testing appointment date you receive in the mail. The placement exam lasts approximately one hour, and you need to take the exam before May 1st. If you need to reschedule your testing date, call us at 718.982.4171 as soon as possible. 

Get your photo taken for your CSI ID
After you have submitted the required documents to The Verrazano Program come to Building 3A-Room 106 between June 5th and June 27th to have your photo taken for your CSI ID card. You will need to bring a photo ID and inform the staff member that you are an incoming Verrazano Honors student. 
IDs will be distributed at the Verrazano Freshman Orientation to all students who had their photos taken before June 27th.

Attend Mandatory Verrazano Freshman Orientation 
You are required to attend the Verrazano Freshman Orientation that will take place on Thursday, June 29, 2017!  Verrazano freshmen do not attend a general CSI Freshman Orientation (called SPLASH). We have an exciting day planned!