CSI St. George FAQs
Why is CSI expanding to a second location? In expanding to St. George, the College of Staten Island will make it easier for degree-seeking Staten Island residents from the North and South Shores that depend upon public transportation, as well as those that commute from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, to attend classes, and offer greater options and opportunities for recent Staten Island high school graduates. CSI St. George will also help foster goals of the 30,000 Degrees initiative, a collaborative effort among the borough's three colleges, CSI, Wagner College, and St. John's University, to encourage more Staten Island residents to pursue a college degree.
Where is CSI St. George located? CSI St. George is located at 120 Stuyvesant Place, SI, NY 10301, just two blocks from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, and easily accessible via MTA Buses and Trains. It is also only 7 miles from CSI’s main Willowbrook campus, which will offer convenient transportation to and from CSI St. George via CSI’s Ferry Shuttle Service: www.csi.cuny.edu/campus-life/transportation-parking/ferry-shuttle-service. Please note that the College does not operate a parking facility or offer parking options at this location.
Is CSI St. George a new campus? No, CSI St. George is an extension of the main College of Staten Island Willowbrook campus. As such, students are not attending a separate college or campus.
Can students take classes at CSI St. George and the main CSI Willowbrook campus in the same semester? Yes. All CSI students are welcome to attend classes at CSI St. George, and to take courses at both locations in the same term. Our goal is to provide access and additional convenience to all CSI students. We also invite all students to take advantage of our services, use our computer lab, and attend our events even if they are not taking courses at this location.
Is Parking available at CSI St. George: There are no dedicated parking options provided by the College of Staten Island at this location. CSI St. George is most convenient for individuals that utlize public transportation as it is only blocks away from the St. George Ferry Terminal and near major bus lines and the St. George SI Railroad stop. Street parking is very limited during weekday peak hours (8am-4pm), but more greatly available in the evenings and weekends. Students may also take advantage of free travel between CSI St. George and the main WIllowbrook campus via the CSI Ferry Shuttle Service.
Are newly admitted Undergraduate and Graduate students able to take courses at both the St. George extension and the Willowbrook campus? Yes. Since CSI St. George is simply an extension of the College of Staten Island, all students, regardless of where they attend their courses, are CSI students and, as such, will have the convenience and flexibility of attending courses at either or both locations. However, students that identify CSI St. George as their primary location will receive priority access to St. George course offerings.
If I am eligible for Financial Aid, can I apply it towards courses I attempt at CSI St. George? Yes. All courses offered at CSI St. George are the same courses, taught by qualified CSI Faculty, that satisfy the same requirements. Matriculated students in an associate or bachelor’s degree program that enroll in the requisite number of credits for full- or part-time status in courses that satisfy degree requirements will be considered academically eligible for their Financial Aid award/s.
How can I apply to the College of Staten Island? Apply quickly and easily to CSI online: www.csi.cuny.edu/admissions/applying-csi. CSI has continuous admissions; however, applications should be filed early. Priority deadline for the Spring semester is September 15th. Priority deadline for the Fall semester is February 1st. If it is past the deadline and you are unable to apply online, then please contact our advisors at 718.982.2749.
What if I have additional questions regarding CSI St. George or would like to schedule a tour or a meeting with an advisor? Please call 718.982.2749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.