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Hispanic Student College Institute (HSCI)

HSCI 2024 returns July 7-10, 2024. We are almost at capacity but a waiting list is open. Please submit your online application here.
Please scroll down for more details about this pre-college program.

Thank you to all of the participants and collaborators who made the 2023 Hispanic Student College Institute (HSCI) possible! Read more about the 2023 Hispanic Student College Institute (HSCI) here

Have questions? Please email any questions to: hsci@montclair.edu
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HSCI Summer 2024

What are the goals of the Hispanic Student College Institute (HSCI)?
The Hispanic Student College Institute (HSCI) provides a unique and highly interactive opportunity for high school rising juniors and seniors of Hispanic/Latinx descent to strengthen their knowledge on issues related to transitioning to college, future academic success, and applying to college. Our goal is to increase students’ confidence in their ability to navigate the college admissions process and ultimately enroll at the college or university of their choice.

Who is Eligible?
Rising high school juniors and seniors (high school students who will become juniors and seniors in Fall 2024) of Hispanic/Latinx descent.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (More Details to Come): Once accepted, applicants will receive a request for additional information including parent permission forms and health information forms. Please keep an eye on your email. The acceptance process will begin in April 2024.

How much does the HSCI cost?
The Hispanic Student College Institute is completely free to all participants. The program includes housing for 3 nights; breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 4 days; and non-credit workshops/co-curricular activities.

If you need more information, please send an email to hsci@montclair.edu or follow us on Facebook or Instagram


“It’s always a wonderful event to attend and I am always inspired and moved after spending time with these motivated students. Many of them are the first in their families to go to college and receiving an education not only offers them a path and opportunity to succeed but for many it is their family’s realization of their “American dream”. A lesson I always take away from my time spent at HSCI is that for many of us our path to success, although it requires hard work and diligence, is often clear but for countless members of our society the road to success is more opaque. Giving students the opportunity to connect with others who have travelled the same journey can make all the difference.
– Mary Comito, Montclair State Trustee and State Farm Agent”

“I was overjoyed by the students’ clear determination and eagerness to network and ask pertinent questions about their futures. They were clearly prepared for the event and knew what they wanted. They kept me on my feet from the time I stepped in and until I left. Events like these show that underrepresented and minoritized students are attracted to the college experience. If only they had genuine opportunities to network and gain entry, they too could succeed beyond anyone’s wildest expectation. It was an honor to take part in such a groundbreaking event for Montclair State University!
– Dr. Jason M. Williams, Montclair State University, Professor of Justice Studies

“I wanted to send you a note of gratitude for the amazing opportunity you’ve given Matthew. I witnessed my son return with a smile, speak passionately about your program and eager to step into the world to shine! We picked him up and saw him stand taller and prouder. He described the experience as, “the first time he ever felt as though he belonged.” He said that his assigned mentor was a “genuinely nice guy that he’d love to stay connected to.” He found the speakers to be informative and helpful, feeling more prepared to begin his college applications. My son plans on putting MSU on his list of schools to attend as a result of the HSCI program! Muchísimas gracias por tu apoyo, dirección y por representar nuestra gente con orgullo.”
– HSCI Parent


Verano 2024

* Registracion para el Verano 2024 esta abierto ahora!
Las fechas del instituto son 7 de julio hasta 10 de julio del 2024.
Registrarse aquí.

El Instituto Universitario para Estudiantes Hispanos(HSCI) brinda una oportunidad única y altamente interactiva para que los estudiantes hispanos de secundaria que estén entrando al 11 y 12avo grados para fortalecer sus conocimientos sobre temas relacionados con la transición a la universidad, el futuro éxito académico y la solicitud de ingreso a la universidad. El instituto seguirá las pautas de COVID-19 para ofrecer un entorno seguro para todos.

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