To be eligible for SEEK at CSI, you must:

  • Be a legal resident of New York State for at least one year prior to entering college
  • Be a citizen or have permanent resident status
  • Be a high school graduate or recipient of a state-approved equivalency diploma
  • Be a first-time freshman — or be a transfer from SEEK or College Discovery at another CUNY college, or have been previously enrolled in an HEOP or EOP program (private colleges and state college opportunity programs, respectively)
  • Be accepted, at the time of admission, for CSI’s Associate degree programs, but not for the general baccalaureate; however, students who demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and math may be eligible for the baccalaureate level through SEEK
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at and the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) applications
  • Meet the gross family income limits as per New York State guidelines:

    NYS Income Guidelines

    Number in Household Maximum 2017 income
    1 $22,459
    2 $30,451
    3 $38,443
    4 $46,435
    5 $54,427
    6 $62,419
    7 $70,411
    8 $78,403

    For each additional household member in excess of 8, add $7,992.

Admission to the SEEK Program must be determined prior to the start of the fall semester and is conditional until you:

  • Attend a SEEK information session (click here to choose a date and time to attend)
  • Provide documentation to verify income eligibility 
  • Complete either CSI’s free Immersion Program (required only for SEEK students who fail one or more CUNY Skills Assessment Tests) or SEEK’s Summer Bridge Program 
  • Sign a contract accepting admission to the Program

Seats will be filled on a first come, first served basis, based on completion of all requirements.