Special Programs


Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP)

ASAP is a comprehensive program designed to help motivated community college students earn their degrees as quickly as possible, with a goal of graduating at least 50% of students within three years. ASAP is supported by the City and State of New York, the Robin Hood Foundation, and the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation.

Key ASAP program features include a consolidated block schedule, cohorts by major, small class size, required full-time study, comprehensive advisement and career development services. Financial incentives include tuition waivers for financial aid eligible students and free use of textbooks and monthly MetroCards for all ASAP students.

Why Join ASAP?

Due to a variety of stressors and responsibilities, many community college students are not able to complete their associate degrees in a timely manner. ASAP helps to eliminate these stressors by providing select community college students with the academic, social and financial support they need to graduate with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Applied Science degree in no more than three years.