Model Programs

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) offers free tuition, small classes, convenient block schedules, and work experience to enable highly motivated community college students to complete their Associate degrees in less than three years. >>

CUNY College Transition Programs

Providing both college transition and adult education programs, which are designed to help students reduce their need for remedial college courses. >>

CUNY Start

CUNY Start provides intensive preparation in academic reading/writing, math, and "college success." The program enrolls prospective CUNY students who have been accepted to college because they have a high school or GED diploma, but are not ready for college-level work based on their scores on the CUNY Assessment Tests.

Students who have enrolled in CUNY Start re-take the required CUNY Assessment Tests. Past students have shown significant skill gains when they re-test; many have bypassed required remedial coursework entirely. >>


The City University of New York COPE program provides information and support services to CUNY students in degree programs who are receiving public assistance, i.e., Family Assistance (FA), or Safety Net (SNA or SNNC) or who are parents of a dependent child and fall within 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. A high school diploma or GED is required to apply to a CUNY degree program. COPE offers 3 types of services. >>

Graduation Success INITIATIVE

The Graduation Success Initiative (GSI) is a year-long, structured academic and personal support program designed to help motivated students who are on public assistance complete associate degrees. >>

Language Immersion

This intense English-language immersion program is designed to rapidly increase the student's ability to undertake college-level coursework conducted in English. Students are invited to participate in the program after they have been admitted to CUNY, but before they begin their degree program of study. The fee for the immersion program is nominal. >>