Program Requirements

Program Requirements

McNair – A Two-Year Program

Fall Semester: Scholars attend labs on graduate school and research. 

Spring Semester: Scholars participate in a three-credit spring semester research seminar.

Summer Term: Scholars participate in an intensive eight-week summer research experience.


During the entire duration of the McNair program, a scholar should:
  • Schedule meetings to actively engage in research with a faculty mentor
  • Maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or above and advance towards your degree at John Jay College
  • Attend McNair activities
  • Schedule regular meetings with the McNair Associate Director to discuss any concerns you may have
  • Take a GRE prep course and exam as scheduled
  • Apply to graduate schools and apply for financial aid early in the senior year