The City University of New York
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, tuition waivers, 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.
Doubling Graduation Rates
MDRC Report 2015 ASAP’s effects are the largest MDRC has found in any of its evaluations of community college reforms. [pdf]
How to Improve Graduation Rates at Community Colleges
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Chancellor Milliken on ASAP’s success
The White House
ASAP cited by President Obama in proposal for Tuition-Free Community College for Responsible Students. More>>
CUNY Chancellor Statement
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The Chronicle of Higher Education
logo_chronicle ASAP cited in The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the four players who influenced Obama’s plan for free community college. More>>.
College Opportunity Day of Action
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staff A deeply committed network of staff and faculty supports ASAP students through each step on the path to graduation and a successful career […]
1jenna-ACQUAVIVA ASAP students hail from all areas of New York City and represent a broad range of ages, backgrounds, and academic aspirations […]
Haven’t been in school in years?
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The Benefit-Cost Report
This study evaluates CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) from a benefit-cost perspective. ASAP is designed to accelerate degree completion within three years at community colleges. This report builds on the CUNY evaluations of ASAP, which provide consistent evidence for the dramatic success of ASAP on increasing the timely completion of associate degrees. [pdf]
ASAP Evaluation Summary and Program Overview
Significant Increases in Associate Degree Graduation Rates:CUNY Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP). More>>
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ASAP Featured in NYT Op Ed
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