Summer Literacy Institute

The Summer Literacy Institute (SLI) at Manhattan College is a week-long college immersion program for rising high school seniors attending schools in the New York City area. This program is designed for college-bound students to develop college-readiness skills and explore high school to college transition topics.

Students accepted into the program move to our campus for a week in July to participate in classes with Manhattan College faculty, enjoy various cultural events, and develop their college application essays through daily writing workshops.

Applicants are required to include a recent high school transcript, one letter of recommendation from a school advisor or teacher, and a one page essay explaining why they believe they would be a good choice for “SLI 2021”.

All meals, events, and activities are funded by the college.

Save the Date: Returning in the summer of 2022

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Group photo of SLI students