ASAP LogoAccelerated Study in Associate Programs

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) offers free tuition, small classes, convenient block schedules, and work experience to enable highly motivated community college students to complete their Associate degrees in less than three years.


The City University of New York COPE program provides information and support services to CUNY students in degree programs who are receiving public assistance, i.e., Family Assistance (FA), or Safety Net (SNA or SNNC) or who are parents of a dependent child and fall within 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. A high school diploma or GED is required to apply to a CUNY degree program. COPE offers 3 types of services.

CUNY College Transition Programs

The CUNY College Transition Programs provide both college transition and adult education programs, which are designed to help students reduce their need for remedial college courses.

CUNY Start

CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP)

CUNY Adult Literacy/HSE/ESL Program

CUNY Fatherhood AcademyCUNY Fatherhood Academy

The CUNY Fatherhood Academy (CFA) is a free program designed to promote responsible parenting and economic stability for unemployed and underemployed fathers ages 18-24, through education, employment, and personal development. The program provides a range of academic and personal supports including TASC (High School Equivalency test) preparation classes, tutoring, individualized counseling, parenting seminars, MTA Metrocards, and job preparation.

Graduation Success Initiative - GSIGraduation Success INITIATIVE

The Graduation Success Initiative (GSI) is a year-long, structured academic and personal support program designed to help motivated students who are on public assistance complete associate degrees.