CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) assists students in earning associate degrees within three years by providing a range of financial, academic, and personal supports including comprehensive and personalized advisement, career counseling, tutoring, waivers for tuition and mandatory fees, MTA MetroCards, and additional financial assistance to defray the cost of textbooks.
ASAP also offers special class scheduling options to ensure that ASAP students get the classes they need, are in classes with other ASAP students, and attend classes in convenient blocks of time to accommodate their work schedules. As students approach graduation, they receive special supports to help them transfer to 4-year colleges or transition into the workforce, depending on their goals.
CUNY Chancellor announces bold ASAP expansion and redesign of Bronx Community College at ACCT national conference. More
Moving the completion needle at community colleges. More
Community College Review
Improving Student Outcomes via Comprehensive Supports: Three-Year Outcomes… More
MDRC Report 2015
ASAP’s effects are the largest MDRC has found in any of its evaluations of community college reforms.
How to Improve Graduation Rates at Community Colleges
The New York Times cites ASAP as an innovative program that “shows enormous promise.” More
New York Times lauds ASAP
New York Times lauds ASAP as remarkable program realizing impressive associate degree graduation rates. Read more
is for institutions interested in better understanding ASAP’s model and program components, program management structure, and evaluation framework.
The ASAP Eligibility Checklist
This ASAP Eligibility Checklist is designed to help you find out if you meet ASAP eligibility criteria and provide helpful tips on completing your CUNY and financial aid applications.
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The White House
ASAP cited by President Obama in proposal for Tuition-Free Community College for Responsible Students. More
The Chronicle of Higher Education
ASAP cited in The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the four players who influenced Obama’s plan for free community college. More.