Application Period for Fall 2020

We will begin accepting applications for the fall 2020 term starting September 3, 2019.

Applicants must be Monterey County High School Seniors or Monterey County residents attending Hartnell/MPC with less than 30 college units who are or will be eligible to enroll in MAT 3A Analytic Geometry & Calculus I  their first semester in the program.

Eligibility Requirements

Please review the eligibility requirements below. If you have questions about eligibility please contact Mindy Sanchez-Ryan

    1. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in high school
      • Students with less than a 3.0 will be considered if they submit a one-page written explanation for the lower GPA and their plan for maintaining a higher GPA if admitted.
    2. Be eligible to take MAT 3A and ENG 1A the first semester of the program
      • All of our students are required to participate in and successfully complete our Math Intensive program the spring before the program begins.
      • Students must have an overall high school GPA of 2.6 or better to place into ENG 1A
      • To place into MAT 3A students must have an overall high school GPA of 2.6 or better and earn a ‘C’ or better in one of the following Math courses: Math Analysis (HS), Pre-Calculus (HS), Calculus (HS), MAT 24/25 (Hartnell) or MAT 27 (Hartnell)
    3. Agree to follow the prescribed pathway and participate in all cohort activities

*Hartnell College placement decisions for Math & English based on high school coursework and GPA

Strong preference will be given to graduating seniors and college students with less than 30 completed units. Applicants who already have a bachelors degree will not be considered.

IMG_20150521_154752769-1.jpgHow to Apply

    1. Enroll as a student at Hartnell College 
      • Obtain a Hartnell Student ID #
      • Complete the 1 hour online orientation
        • You do not have to apply for Fall 2020, any term is OK
    2. Complete the online CSin3 application form 
      • Most recent unofficial transcripts
        • High School transcripts required for all applicants
        • Current college students** should also provide their college transcripts
      • A letter of recommendation
      • Personal statement – In 1000 words or less, please answer one of the following essay prompts:
        • Prompt 1: What is your interest in computer science and why do you feel you will succeed in the CSin3 program?
        • Prompt 2: Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that has made a profound impact in your life. How has that helped shape you into the person are today?
    3. Participate in a group interview for admission with CSin3 staff. Students who meet eligibility requirements and have successfully completed steps 1 and 2 will be invited to interview for admissions.

**Students who have attended an institution other than Hartnell should arrange to have their official transcripts sent to Hartnell.

Dates and Deadlines for Fall 2020

Application Deadline: The application will remain open until the cohort is full. Our admission cap is 32 students and our waitlist cap is 6 students. We will conduct interviews starting in late fall and will continue through early spring. Students will be invited to interview in the order that we receive their application. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis until cohort is full.

Admissions Decisions: Mid December through early January

Mandatory Math Intensive Saturday Workshops:  TBD

Students must meet the conditions listed above in order to be considered for the program