Q: Who should write my letter of recommendation?
A: Your letter of recommendation should come from a professor, full-time or part-time.
Q: I am not a U.S. Citizen. Can I still apply?
A: Yes you may still apply as a non-U.S. Citizen.
Q: Credits/Class Standing
A: Students who are enrolled as sophormores or juniors in any accredited 4-year college in the USA are eligible to apply. If you are presently enrolled in a CUNY community college and have received at least 30 credits you are eligible to apply.
Q: Personal Statements: How long should my personal statement be and what should it include.
A: Your personal statement should be a maximum of 500 words in length. Your essay should offer a compelling statement about why you believe the CSURP is good fit for you.
Q: What type of research experience can I expect to gain from CSURP? Will it be hands-on and applied?
A: Students can expect to enter an intensive lab experience under the mentorship of a CUNY faculty member. Your mentor’s labs will vary in size and setup according to their research focus and projects.
Q: Can I apply if my major is mathematics?
A: Yes, applicants may apply from all STEM fields.
Q: Can I choose my mentor?
A: Applicants and mentors are carefully paired by the program director.