Graduating student with the word Reach decorating her cap.

Hispanic Student College Institute

Montclair State University earned its Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation in March 2016 and, in doing so, became the largest four-year HSI designee in New Jersey. In celebration of Montclair State’s new status, and in keeping with our commitment to educating Hispanic students, the University established the Hispanic Student College Institute for high school students. Current sophomores and juniors in high school (Class of 2020 and Class of 2019) are encouraged to apply to the 2018 Hispanic Student College Institute.

July 31, 2018 – August 2, 2018
Montclair State University
Free.  There is no cost to students for participating in the Institute.

As participants in the Institute, students will:

  • Live on campus in a beautiful residence hall.
  • Engage in career exploration and goal setting initiatives.
  • Participate in workshops on topics related to the college search and application process, including mock interviews, creating a resume, making the most of your college visits, financial aid literacy and application essay writing.
  • Interact and network with Montclair State student leaders, faculty, staff and alumni.
  • Engage in discussions around social justice, issues facing the Hispanic community in New Jersey, and students’ concerns about college.
  • Hear from inspirational guest speakers and panelists.
  • Develop leadership and public speaking skills.
  • Earn a certificate of completion for inclusion on their resumes and college applications.

The 2018 HSCI application is now open. Apply Today!

For more information, contact Jordanna Maziarz, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, at