CSURP FAQs

Q: Who should write my letter of recommendation?

A: Your letter of recommendation should come from a full-time or part-time professor on letterhead and must be received by Friday, January 30, 2015.

 

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 choose my mentor?

A:  Applicants and mentors are carefully paired by the program director. However, you can suggest a faculty mentor if you have not worked with them before.