College Now is CUNY’s largest collaborative program with the New York City secondary public school system. The program offers dual enrollment in high school and college as well as college-readiness programs in more than 400 New York City high schools, enrolling over 20,000 students annually. Although the 17 campus-based College Now programs vary from school to school and campus to campus, sites share overall structure, implementation, and goals.
Much like many dual enrollment programs, the goal of College Now is to help students meet high school graduation requirements and prepare for academic and social success in college. In addition, program activities are designed to enhance performance on New York State Regents and CUNY placement examinations so that students are able to enroll in college without needing remediation. College Focus, a special program within College Now, targets students who have not yet met CUNY English and/or math proficiency. Read More