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Pre-College Summer Program Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I attend Iona's Pre-College Program?

    Iona College’s Pre-College courses provide a hands-on opportunity to engage in college learning while still in high school. Developing academic, personal, and professional skill sets, these courses will provide opportunities for students to gain three academic college credits, learn in state-of-the-art facilities, experience the culture of nearby New York City and more! Get an inside look at Iona while residing on campus in our beautiful, residence halls, enjoying meals in our various dining facilities and interacting with our esteemed faculty. Get a jump start on college!
  • Where is the program held? What are the dates for 2017?

    The program is held at Iona’s New Rochelle campus, located 20 miles from New York City – the cultural and financial capital of the world, from Sunday, July 9 through Saturday, July 22, 2017.
  • Who is eligible for the Summer Pre-College Program?

    The program is for rising juniors and seniors in high school.
  • What is the cost of the 2017 Summer Pre-College?

    The summer 2017 program fee will be $3,350, which includes housing, meals, tuition, transportation, trips, etc.
  • Where will I live? Where will I eat?

    Pre-College students will live in Iona College's residence halls and eat in the Iona dining halls.
  • How do I go about the application process?

    Prospective students shall submit a completed application, a copy of their high school transcript, one recommendation letter from a teacher/counselor/principal and a short essay about their interest in the Iona Summer Pre-College program.
  • When is the application deadline?

    Acceptance into the Summer Pre-College Program is based on a rolling, space-available basis. We are currently accepting applications for all of our programs, so apply today!
  • Will I be challenged by the coursework?

    Material will be taught at the college level, providing challenging, insightful discussions through each course, as well as a glimpse of college-level work for each participant. Faculty members will be available to assist in maximizing the academic experience for each topic.
  • Can I really receive college credit when I take a Pre-College course?

    Yes! All courses will grant students three transferable college credits. Led by prestigious and nationally recognized faculty, each course provides an opportunity to gain college credits through expert lectures, hands-on experience and off-campus site visits.
  • Are any types of financial aid available for prospective students?

    Currently there is no funding available.
  • What kinds of off-campus trips can I expect?

    Students may have the opportunity to tour NYC, see Broadway shows, visit museums, enjoy excursions to Lake Compounce Amusement Park in Bristol, Conn. and more!
  • Can I attend the program as an international student?

    Yes! International students may participate in the Iona Pre-College program.
  • Can I take multiple courses?

    No. All courses run simultaneously throughout the two-week program.
  • How do I reach Iona College if I'm flying into New York?

    For students who plan to fly into the New York City area, Iona will provide a shuttle service to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
  • Are the students supervised?

    Our primary goal is to make sure the students are safe during their time on campus. Students will be supervised 24 hours per day.
    In order to gain the most of campus life at Iona College, students will have around the clock supervision by both the Pre-College Coordinator (full-time staff member) and Peer Leaders dedicated to the program. Peer leaders are current upper-level Iona students who have received training and are knowledgeable regarding the campus and surrounding area. Additionally, a Residence Hall Director (full-time staff member) and Iona Campus Safety and Security officers are available 24/7. 
  • I have family friends in the New Rochelle area. Will they be able to visit me?

    In an effort to provide the best possible campus experience, and to provide for the safety of all students, we ask that visitors refrain from visiting students while the program is in session.
  • Will I have a roommate? Will I have to share a bathroom?

    All residential students will have at least one roommate. The Residence Hall is a traditional first year hall with common bathrooms separated by gender. Floors will be separated by gender.
  • What should I bring to campus? How should I pack?

    All students will be sent specific packing lists for their particular class before the start of the program. However, all students should plan on bringing casual wear suitable for high school, as well as one business casual outfit.

    See a suggested packing list.
  • Will I have to do my own laundry while living in the residence halls?

    One of the joys of college life is learning to do laundry! Card-operated laundry machines can be found in the residence halls.
  • Will I have a curfew?

    Students are required to be in their own dorm room by 11 p.m. each night.
  • Are students permitted to walk around New Rochelle on their own?

    Students are not permitted off-campus without adult supervision.
  • Will the children of employees be eligible for tuition remission?

    This program will not be a part of tuition remission for the children of employees.
  • Will there be health care professionals on hand?

    A trained health care professional will be on campus from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Safety and security officers are on duty 24-hours a day. Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital is located less than two miles away from campus. Doctors and urgent care facilities are located in the local area as well.