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McNair Entry Training (MET) Program

McNair Scholar

What is MET?

The McNair Entry Training (MET) program is an initiative under the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program (also known as the McNair Scholars Program). The MET program is designed for second year students (i.e., sophomore status) who are interested in applying to the McNair Scholars Program, but more importantly, allows for McNair staff to engage with students early on in their undergraduate career regarding development tools needed to achieve personal academic and professional goals (e.g., Ph.D. attainment) and post-undergraduate plans. By participating in the MET Program, students will gain personal and professional skills that will aid in their post-secondary academic success, receive guidance on applying to the McNair Scholars Program, and start preparing for life after Geneseo.

Participating in the MET program will provide insight on what it means to be a McNair Scholar! This program includes workshops, one-on-one advisement and more! Some workshops include:

  • Resume and cover letter creation and development
  • Interview readiness
  • Understanding post-undergraduate pathways (i.e., graduate school)

If you are interested in the McNair Scholars Program, the MET program is for you! Apply today! The MET program application will close on Friday, November 15 at 4:00 p.m. 

Eligibility Requirements

Personal Eligibility Requirements 

  • Applicant must be a sophomore.  
  • Applicant must be a first-generation college student (legal guardians do not possess a bachelor's degree) who meets the income guidelines set by U.S. Department of Education.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have proof of permanent resident status.

Academic Eligibility Requirements 

  • Applicant must be a fill-time SUNY Geneseo student (minimum of 12 credits per semester).
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 2.8 (cumulative and major).
  • Applicant's primary major is an approved discipline: STEM (including STEM education), Social Sciences, or Humanities.


If you have any questions regarding the MET Program, please email Sophie deFreitas '18, Program Assistant, MET Program.

  • Email:
  • Office: Sturges Hall 121D
  • Office Hours: MW - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., T - 12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

If you are unavailable during these hours, please email Sophie to schedule an appointment.