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“Honestly, initially it [my interest in the program] was the perks. After actually coming to the sessions and meeting with my advisor, I stayed for the support.” – GSI Participant

GSI’s approach is a combination of academic, personal, and financial support:

Core Activities

GSI Summer Academy

three-day event in August to prepare for program.

Progress Reports

from Instructors.

Weekly Seminars

focused on goal setting, communication skills, self-efficacy, financial literacy, and leadership development.

Job Readiness Services

including resume writing, interview prep, career exploration and internships and job placement assistance.

Advisement Sessions

designed to address academic, personal, and career goals.


self-attested class attendance and other campus activities.

Participation in all GSI Core Activities is mandatory.

Program Benefits

Hostos Graduate Success Initiative/GSI students
  • Graduation incentive of $500
  • Book vouchers
  • Access to loaner laptops
  • Participation incentives
  • Intersession (Winter or Summer) tuition assistance, if available
  • Tutors for one-on-one and group sessions
  • Registration Assistance to get the classes you need to graduate on time
  • Networking to build a peer support group of like-minded individuals striving for a common goal – graduation!

GSI students fully participate in GSI activities, class time, study time and other on-campus events, which meet HRA requirements.