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Jump Start Your TC Experience

Students who participate in the program will be prepared for success at Teachers College.  

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of TC expectations.
  • Practice advanced research, writing, and oral presentation skills.
  • Be mentored by an experienced TC student through the semester.
  • Learn about important resources for a successful transition to NYC.  

For more information, see course overview and sample syllabus here.

Admitted 2017 Students


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Experience the Summer in NYC

Arrive early on campus and…

  • Explore the wonders of New York City
  • Settle into housing (or find housing off campus)
  • Experience the campus before the fall rush
  • Get to know your future classmates early
  • Practice and sharpen your skills before the semester begins

Admitted 2017 Students


Immersion students visiting Rockefeller Center

Learn From a Student Mentor

Gain inside knowledge about life at TC and the keys to success. Work with an experienced student mentor through the end of the fall semester.

Two mentors and two students eating at a booth in a diner

Success Starts Here

“Through the immersion program, I learned and wrote about TC...explored its environs and met new and interesting people. Over 6 weeks, we put together reading responses; practiced presentations; used library resources and picked apart APA rules. In all these things, the immersion program modeled significant portions of what one might expect from the typical course here at TC, and I think I was better prepared by it!"
Anshuman Krishna, MA, Cognitive Studies in Education 2016, India

"Everything about the mentor-mentee relationship is great! I really
 appreciate the support and encouragement that [my mentor] gave me! We had dinner at the very beginning of the
 semester and she helped me to polish the paper! Since we are from different
 cultures, we have a lot of interesting things to share, also different
 perspectives to communicate! All in all, the peer program is a perfect 
platform for me to adjust to the new environment!"
Cathy Jiexuan Li, ME, Mental Health Counseling 2016, China 

Pre TC Immersion students and mentor hold Teachers College Way sign

Submit Your Application

This course is from July 6th through August 16th 2017

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

Admitted 2017 Students