Summer Literacy Institute

The Summer Literacy Institute (SLI) at Manhattan College is a week-long college immersion program for rising high school seniors in New York City. Students accepted into the program move to our campus for a week in July to attend classes with Manhattan College faculty, participate in various cultural events, and partake in writing workshops with current Manhattan College students, among other activities. All meals, events, and activities are funded by the College. When the week is over, each student leaves with a polished college application essay. 

The program has seen immense success and has had an incredible impact on students' lives. Many SLI students from previous years have returned to Manhattan College after the summer to participate in SAT prep classes, college application workshops, and even a few Jasper basketball games! For many of these students, this experience has proven invaluable and has pushed them to apply to college and maintain important relationships with college students, faculty, and administrators here at the College.


Upcoming Events 

File your FAFSA with us and have Financial Aid professionals available to answer basic questions.
  • Thursday, November 1st, 2018
  • Manhattan College - O’Malley Library Computer Room 410
  • Drop in hours: 9:00am-5:00pm



*Parent’s 2017 Federal & State tax returns

*Student’s 2017 Federal & State Tax returns (if applicable)

*2017 W2 forms for parents and student

*Social Security numbers for parents and student

*It is helpful to create an FSA ID ahead of time:


  • Join us on Monday, November 12th, 2018 at 12pm ● Location: Thomas Hall, Room 330 ● Pizza will be served
  • Click here to register
  • Please email questions to :

2019 SLI Program

Dates : July 22 – 26, 2019

On-line application will open February 15th, 2019
What you will need:
   -  High School transcript
   -  Letter of recommendation from counselor or teacher
   -  500 word essay on why you should be selected as an SLI candidate
Please email questions to: