The Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program

Information for Conditionally Accepted Students

Information for Conditionally Accepted Students

Congratulations, on your conditional acceptance to Lehman College and the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program! Below you will find answers to many of your questions, information to share with your family and printable forms that will help you successfully enroll.

1. What does a conditional acceptance mean?

A conditional acceptance means that Lehman College and the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program will provide you with an opportunity to study at Lehman College as long as you meet the College's and the SEEK Program's requirements for admission.

2. What is the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program?

The Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) is a state-funded educational opportunity Program of the City University of New York. The Program provides access to the University's senior colleges under non-traditional admissions criteria for talented and motivated high school graduates who need academic and financial support. Click here for more information.

3. What are the Percy Ellis Sutton S.E.E.K. Program's admission requirements?

There are five (5) requirements for admission to the SEEK Program.

1. Attend a SEEK Readiness Meeting (Please refer to your conditional acceptance letter for specific dates/times)

2. Take all three (3) CUNY Skills Tests

3. Confirm your Economic Eligibility

4. Attend a SEEK Orientation

5. Successfully complete the SEEK Pre-Freshman Summer Program

You may also refer to the Ten Steps to Successful Enrollment Brochure for more in-depth information.

4. What are the Lehman College admission requirements after being conditionally accepted?

Upon, conditional acceptance to Lehman College you will receive a letter from admissions indicating what steps you need to take in order to complete the College's admission requirements.

5. What should I bring to the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK readiness meeting?

  • Signed copies of student’s 2013 Tax returns (if applicable)
  • Signed copies of parents’ 2013 Tax returns (if applicable)
  • Official 2013 Documents from Public Assistance/ Social Security/ SSI/ WIC / Food Stamps ( If applicable)
  • Other Official Income Documents
  • Request for transcript of Tax Return 4506-T [PDF] (Please fill out ONLY questions 1-4 and sign the bottom, Do Not Date!)*
  • Verification Worksheet [PDF]*
  • * Please note we are currently updating these documents. The links are for informational purposes only.

You may also refer to the Ten Steps to Successful Enrollment Brochure for more in-depth information.

6. What should I do if I cannot attend the Readiness Meeting day/time indicated on my acceptance letter?

Please e-mail the SEEK Office immediately at seek.office@lehman.cuny.edu.

7. How do I schedule an appointment to take the CUNY Skills tests?

You may contact Lehman's Office of Test and Scholarships at (718) 960-8156 or you can visit their website by clicking here.

8. Can I take part in the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program if I am not a citizen of the United States?

Yes, as long as you are a resident of New York and you meet all of Lehman College's and SEEK Program's requirements. However, you may not be eligible for financial aid benefits.

9. Is the SEEK Pre-Freshman Summer Program Mandatory?

Yes, you must complete the Pre-Freshman Summer Program to be part of the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program.

10. When does the Pre-Freshman Summer Program begin?

The summer program begins during the last week of June and ends during the second week of August.

11. What times are the courses during the Pre-Freshman Summer Program?

Class times vary between the hours of 9am - 4pm. However, you must be prepared to be available and on campus during these hours as there may be other activities that you are required to attend.

12. What if I need to take summer school in order to graduate from high school?

Please e-mail the SEEK Office immediately at seek.office@lehman.cuny.edu.

13.What is the economic criteria for SEEK ?

Economic eligibility depends on a number of factors ( i.e. members of the household, amount of income, number of members in the household etc.) , please use the guideline below for informational purposes only.

Number of members in the household

(including head of household)

Total Annual Income

(2013 Base Year)

1
$21,590
2
$29,101
3
$36,612
4
$44,123
5

$51,634

6
$59,145
7
$66,656
8
$74,167
For 9 plus persons
Add $7,511 for each additional person.

14. Where can I find out more information about Financial Aid?

Financial aid is located in Shuster Hall, Room 136. You can also visit their website by clicking here.

15. What should I do if I am found to be economically ineligible?

We may be able to assist you with other options. Please e-mail the SEEK Office immediately at seek.office@lehman.cuny.edu.

16. How do I complete my Immunization requirements?

You may fax, mail, or bring you immunization requirements in to the Student Health Center. The Student Health Center are located in the T-3 Building, Room 118.

Please click here for their contact information and forms.

17. What is a Freshman Commitment Form?

A Freshman Commitment Form is a document used to indicate your commitment to attend a specific college. If you have received multiple acceptances, this form is used to confirm your decision to attend a specific college.

18. Do I have to sign a Commitment Form for Lehman College and the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program?

Yes, the SEEK Program and Lehman College require you to sign separate commitment forms. It is extremely important that you sign both forms and return them to their respective offices on the same day. Please click here to download and print a copy of the SEEK Program Commitment Form.

19. Does signing a Commitment Form guarantee my acceptance to Lehman College/ SEEK Program?

No, signing a commitment form does not guarantee you admission to the College nor the SEEK Program. You must complete all admission requirements by their respective deadlines and meet eligibility requirements in order to successfully enroll as a student.

20. What happens if I do not pass one or more skills test?

 SEEK student who do not pass one or more skills test are required to enroll in workshops/classes until they pass the respective tests. Students are given ONE year* to pass the Reading/Writing Skills tests and TWO years to pass the math skills test. Students who do not pass the test within the year(s) specified will be dismissed from the college.

* Students who are ESL (English as a Second Language) learners are allowed TWO years to pass the Reading/Writing Skills test. However, they must meet the college’s requirements for being ESL.

Last modified: Mar 28, 2014

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