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  1. The Power of SUNY: Benefits for the Academically Talented Student The State University of New York OpInform 2013

  2. Agenda • Honors Programs • Learning Communities • Research Opportunities • Study Abroad • Scholarships & Grants • Advanced College Credits

  3. Honors Programs • Enriched learning experiences in and out of the classroom • Challenging honors curriculum • Engage in experiential learning via service learning projects, research, internships, community service, or study aboard • Peer to peer mentoring and support • Participate in thought - provoking seminars and colloquium

  4. Honors – Benefits & Perks • Scholarships • Honors college advisor • Research stipends • Honors designation on degree • Small(er) class sizes • Perks - advanced registration, advanced housing selection, laptops

  5. Honors Programs – in SUNY • Offered at 47 SUNY campuses across the state • Selective admission • Honors Program Information Summary

  6. Learning Communities • Enrich the academic experience for all • Appeal to different academic interests and learning styles • Connect academics to student life on (or off) campus • Address common themes

  7. Learning Communities – Types • Residential Learning Communities • Academic/Major Learning Communities • Shared Interest Learning Communities • Expectations of students may include: • Courses • Programming, activities, guest lectures • Community service project • Experiential component

  8. Learning Communities – Benefits • Creation of a collegial atmosphere in a smaller setting • Allows first-year students to find others with common interests • Nurtures new students to focus on academics early • Helps students to develop skills, perhaps outside their comfort zone, in collaboration with other like-minded students • Academic & Social events/activities • Opportunity to work closely with faculty/staff

  9. Research Opportunities • Opportunity to work closely with faculty • Gain knowledge outside of classroom setting • Possibility to have research published • Resume-building (Grad schools & careers)

  10. Research – Undergraduate Opportunities • Laboratory Science • Creative Activities • Literature Reviews • Studies of people or groups • Compensation varies

  11. Study Abroad Programs • Overseas programs as near as a SUNY Campus • Why Study Abroad? • Rewarding and exciting experiences • Immersion in another culture • Discover America from an outside perspective • Life-changing opportunity

  12. Study Abroad – Locations • SUNY offers more than 600 overseas programs • Available in 50 countries • Variety of time commitments • Courses in over 100 subject areas • English-language or language of host country

  13. Study Abroad – Facts & Figures • Who can study abroad? • Open to all • Traditionally junior year is the best time • What does it cost? • Comparable to on-campus costs • Financial aid may be available

  14. The Value of SUNY SUNY Tuition 2013-2014 for NYS Residents

  15. SUNY Value – Grants • Awarded based on financial need • Do not require repayment • Federal Pell Grants • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) • New York Tuition Assistance Program

  16. SUNY Value – Scholarships • Awarded based on academic merit or other performance • Do not require repayment • Nearly all of SUNY campuses (92%) participate in scholarship programs

  17. Advanced Credits/Placement • Advanced Placement (AP) • International Baccalaureate (IB) • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) • College Credits (earned while in HS)

  18. Thank You! Questions/Discussion