Eligibility Requirements

Please review the eligibility requirements below. If you have questions about eligibility please contact Mindy Sanchez-Ryan misanchez@hartnell.edu.

    1. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in high school
      • Students with less than a 3.0 will be considered if they submit a one-page written explanation for the lower GPA and their plan for maintaining a higher GPA if admitted
    2. Be eligible to take MAT 3A and ENG 1A the first semester of the program
      • More information about placements can be found here
      • Placements can done through the STAAR exam, SAT scores, AP scores, CAASP scores, ELM/EPT scores, or passing the appropriate prerequisite courses
      • Please contact us or talk to your high school counselor for more information about placement*
    3. Agree to follow the prescribed pathway and participate in all cohort activities

*Hartnell College Placement Decision Rules for Math & English

Strong preference will be given to graduating seniors and college students with less than 30 completed units. Applicants who already have a bachelors degree will not be considered.

IMG_20150521_154752769-1.jpgHow to Apply

    1. Apply for admission to Hartnell College (you can apply for any term, Spring 2019 is ok)
        • Obtain a Hartnell Student ID #
        • Complete the 1 hour online orientation
    2. Complete the online CSin3 application form 
      • Most recent unofficial transcripts
        • High School transcripts required for all applicants
        • Current college students** should also provide their college transcripts
      • A letter of recommendation
      • Personal statement – In 1000 words or less, please answer one of the following essay prompts:
        • Prompt 1: What is your interest in computer science and why do you feel you will succeed in the CSin3 program?
        • Prompt 2: Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that has made a profound impact in your life. How has that helped shape you into the person are today?
    3. Participate in a group interview for admission with CSin3 staff. Students who meet eligibility requirements and have successfully completed steps 1 and 2 will be invited to interview for admissions.

**Students who have attended an institution other than Hartnell should arrange to have their official transcripts sent to Hartnell.


Application Period for Fall 2019:

September 1, 2018 through November 2, 2018

The application period for Cohort 7 – Fall 2019 will open on September 1, 2018 and will close on November 2, 2018. There will be a secondary deadline if space availability permits after the primary deadline and interviews.

Applicants must be Monterey County High School Seniors or Hartnell/MPC Community College students with less than 30 units who are or will be eligible to enroll in MAT 3A Analytic Geometry & Calculus I  in the Fall of 2019.


Dates and Deadlines

Application Deadline: November 2, 2018 at 11:59 PM. Our admission cap is 40 students. We will conduct interviews starting in November. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis until cohort is full.

Admissions Decisions: As we interview qualified students starting in November until cohort is full.

Mandatory Math Intensive Saturday Workshops: Early February 2019 – Late April 2019

Students must meet the conditions listed above in order to be considered for the program