Pre-College FAQs

Do students receive college credit for participating in the program?
Yes, each program offers you the opportunity to earn college credit for the rigorous training and classroom instruction that you will participate in. Each of the academic programs will grant 1 unit (MU 050A grants 1/2 unit) per course or the equivalent of 3-4 credits per course that are generally transferable at other similar colleges.

When and where will courses be held?
Courses will be held according to their set schedule and in line with both the Wagner College Academic Calendar as well as the NYC Public School Schedule. Specific calendars will be distributed upon acceptance into Pre-College Program.

All classes are held at:
Wagner College
631 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10301

How much does each class cost?

The cost of each course is $500 ($250 for MU 050A). There will be an additional $50 nonrefundable registration fee per course that must accompany your application.

Students are responsible for the purchase of any materials and/or textbooks that may be required for each course.

All tuition must be paid in full by January 11, 2019.

We are currently accepting applications from diverse, bright, and dedicated students who meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be juniors or seniors (or sophomores for MU 050A) in high school
  • Applicants must be recommended by their high school college
    advisor or Band Director
  • Students applying for MU 050A College Band must audition
  • Students must submit a fully completed application for
    admission to the program along with the $50 registration fee
    per course.

Wagner College Grading System and Transcripts
Grading will be based on the College’s grading system, which can be found on page 73 of the Wagner College Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin. Students will adhere to all Wagner College academic policies and procedures.

Students will receive an official Wagner College transcript upon successful completion of their course(s). Students who matriculate at Wagner College will receive “advance standing” for courses they passed while participating in the program.

Students who ultimately decide to attend another institution should be aware that courses which are completed with a grade of “C“ or higher are generally accepted for transfer credit, but Wagner College makes no guarantee as to transfer eligibility.