FAQ

Do I need to send an official copy of my transcripts?

Yes, official transcripts must be mailed to us in sealed envelopes from all current and previously attended colleges and universities by the application deadline (Oct. 15, 2012).

Where should I mail supporting documentation?

Please mail transcripts and recommendation letters to:

Susan Y. Chi, REU Coordinator
Brooklyn College Department of Psychology
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210

You may e-mail questions to Susan Chi.

Should I still apply if I'm not a member of a traditionally underrepresented group in the STEM disciplines?

Yes, all applicants are considered.

Is there an interview process?

Yes, selected students will be invited to Brooklyn College for an interview in the fall.

Am I guaranteed to work with my first-choice mentor if I am accepted?

No. Although we make all efforts to match students and mentors based on research interests and skills, a faculty member may not be available during a particular term. If this occurs, the REU student may be paired with a mentor listed as his or her second or third choice.

Do I have to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident?

Yes. No exceptions are made.