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Pre-College at SUNY Geneseo

Want to give your future a test-drive? SUNY Geneseo provides junior and senior high school students the opportunity to take college-level courses taught by distinguished faculty. Earn college credits by immersing yourself in a course that engages and prepares you for post-secondary education. Check out the current course offerings and FAQs below!

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With Geneseo’s rigorous curriculum available to you now, you too can participate in the college’s tradition of transformational learning.

Course Offerings

At this time, all pre-college courses will be offered online. 

Psychology 100: Introduction to Psychology

Psychology 100: Introduction to Psychology

Does ESP really exist? Can you "spoil" a baby by responding to its cries?

Why do some people see a black and blue dress while others swear it is white and gold? Are lie detectors foolproof?

Through the scientific study of behavior and mental processes, this course will answer these questions and many others that boggle the mind. Topics covered include the biological basis of behavior, perception, learning, memory, thinking, human development, emotion, psychological disorders, personality, and social psychology. 


Class Sections (Choose One)

PSYC 100-01 (Section 1) 
Introduction to Psychology
Taught by Professor Steven Kirsh
Mon, Wed, Fri 1:30–2:20 p.m.
CRN (Course Registration Number) - 50744 

Register online

PSYC 100-02 (Section 2) 
Introduction to Psychology
Taught by Professor Monica Schneider  
Tues, Thurs 10:00–11:15 a.m.
CRN (Course Registration Number) - 55831

Register online

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can take this course?

Juniors or Seniors who are currently enrolled in high school may take this course. Please keep in mind, we have a limited number of seats available for the class, so signing up early is advised!

What will I learn in this course?

The title of the course is Psychology 100: Introduction to Psychology, so you will learn about basic concepts in psychology. The course description includes topics you may cover during the semester:

Does ESP really exist? Can you "spoil" a baby by responding to its cries? Why do some people see a black and blue dress while others swear it is white and gold? Are lie detectors foolproof? Through the scientific study of behavior and mental processes, this course will answer these questions and many others that boggle the mind. Topics covered include the biological basis of behavior, perception, learning, memory, thinking, human development, emotion, psychological disorders, personality, and social psychology.

The course will be taught by Dr. Steven Kirsch (Section 1) and Dr. Monica Schneider (Section 2).

Where will I take this course?

This course will be virtual. You will be required to attend Zoom sessions at the designated times your section will be in session, and coursework may be completed as it fits into your schedule.

When will this course be offered?

The course will be offered in two different sections. You may sign up for Section 1, which will be offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:30pm-2:20pm ET, or Section 2 offered Tuesdays, Thursdays from 10:00am-11:15am ET. The dates for the Spring 2021 semester are  February 1st-May 20th.

Why should I take this Pre-College course?
  • You will earn 3 college credits by taking this course. These credits can be applied to your degree if you attend Geneseo, or you may request a transcript from Geneseo and have the credits transfer to the college you decide to attend.
  • Pre-College at SUNY Geneseo provides students with the opportunity to take college-level courses taught by distinguished faculty. You will immerse yourself in a course that engages and prepares you for post-secondary education.
  • The best way to find out if SUNY Geneseo is the right fit for you is to take a walk in the shoes of a Geneseo student!
How do I sign up for this course?

Visit the online form above to sign up for the section that works with your schedule.

Do I have to pay for this course?

Yes.

The current cost per credit hour at SUNY Geneseo is $363.85* The total cost for a 3 credit course is $1,091.55 for a 3 credit class. *Please note, this is subject to change. There are no additional fees. Payment plans are available. Please contact Student Accounts if you  have questions. (585) 245-5621

Will I have to pay for books?

No. All reading materials will be provided to you by the professor.

Is there financial aid available for this course?

SUNY Geneseo is able to offer a partial scholarship to eligible students through the Geneseo Scholarship fund. The scholarship will cover up to $500 of the tuition cost for students with demonstrated financial need.
To apply for the scholarship, please complete the form found here.
For more information please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@geneseo.edu, 866-245-5211 or 585-245-5571.

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