MTS Interview Requirements
We welcome all applicants to MTS; however, we cannot promise admissions to everyone who may wish to attend. Since we have limited space, we will invite those prospective students to an interview based on SAT scores of 1700 or higher and on high school grades that are 88 or higher.
Students whose SAT scores are well over 1650, with a GPA of less than 90 but no lower than 85, may also be considered. Conversely, students with grades above 88, perhaps 90 or 92, with SAT scores lower than 1650, may also be interviewed.
Once the applications are processed (be sure to include the requested data about SAT scores and high school GPA), Dr. Garner and/or others will contact you by telephone or by mail if you meet the MTS qualifications outlined above.
If you have not heard from the MTS Honors office in two to four weeks, please call us at 845-574-4796. At that time, an assessment of your status with MTS will be given on the telephone and arrangements made for an interview.
Further Instructions for Prospective Mentor/Talented Honors Students
Complete the Mentor/Talented Student Honors Program Application for Interview form online.
High School Students
- An unofficial copy of your high school transcript; a Xerox copy will do.
- Two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or counselors who know you or your work, sent directly from your school to the MTS Honors Program, Rockland Community College. This information can also be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed: 845-574-4299.
All other students: please call the MTS Honors office for application information.
A few days after your interview, the interviewer will send his/her recommendation to Dr. Garner, who, in turn, will write to you regarding a decision based on the understanding that you pass your Placement Exams.
All students, including honors students, are required to take the English and Math Placement Tests, which are given several times a month, both day and evening and also Saturday mornings, during the entire year. The test schedule can be found online at www.sunyrockland.edu/go/assessment.
MTS students must receive a recommendation for English 101 and Math 101 or higher on their English and Math placement exams.
Once you have received your English and Math Placements, please contact us to schedule your classes for the upcoming semester. If you have any further questions, call MTS Honors at 845-574-4796.