WHAT IS ASAP?
ASAP is 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. Key ASAP program features include a consolidated block schedule, cohorts by major, small class size, required full-time study and 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 students.
Due to a variety of stresses and responsibilities, too many community college students are not able to complete their Associate degrees in a timely manner, if at all. ASAP helps to eliminate these stresses 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.
HOW IS ASAP DOING?
There have been seven ASAP cohorts totaling 6,400 students admitted across six participating CUNY community colleges, with the first cohort entering in fall 2007 and the seventh in fall 2013. The ASAP graduation rate is more than three times the national three-year graduation rate of 16% for urban community colleges (IPEDS). ASAP's current cross-cohort three-year graduation rate is 51% vs. 22% for comparison group students. Since 2009, ASAP has admitted students with some developmental needs (1-2 developmental course needs based on scores on the CUNY Assessment Test) who also graduate at significantly higher rates than non-ASAP comparison group students. After three years, 47% of ASAP students with developmental needs graduated vs. 19% of comparison group students with developmental needs. Click here pdf to read our ASAP Evaluation Summary and Program Overview.
WHERE DOES ASAP OPERATE?
All six CUNY community colleges have ASAP programs on their campuses. To learn more about individual ASAP college programs, click on one of these links: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, Hostos Community College, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Queensborough Community College.
HOW DO I APPLY?
ASAP is fully recruited for Fall 2013. Check back soon for details about Fall 2014 recruitment! For more information about the program, please view our brochure by clicking here pdf , and please visit our facebook page. For more information about how to apply, visit our Prospective Students Page.
ASAP students are actively engaged in a variety of activities beyond their academic work, all designed to enhance their college experience. To find out more about past ASAP-related events, please visit the ASAP Events page.