Students on Queens College Campus

CUNY offers several Opportunity/Support Programs for motivated students. Read through the information below to determine which program is best for you.


The Accelerated Study in Associate Program (ASAP) is designed to help motivated students at six of CUNY’s community colleges earn their degrees as quickly as possible, usually within a three year time span.

ASAP features a consolidated block schedule, cohorts by major, small class size, full-time study and comprehensive advisement, along with career development. Additionally, the program seeks to aid students with financial barriers standing between them and full-time college study through a variety of means, such as providing a free Metrocard, access to textbooks and tuition waivers to those who are financially eligible.

Learn more about ASAP

Queensborough Community College Student Francesca Plowright

“ASAP has helped me be more focused in school. I don’t worry about paying for classes or books, or about how I’m getting to school every day. ASAP took a heavy load off my shoulders. Having an advisor by my side through this process makes going to school easier.”

Francesca Plowright
ASAP student from Queensborough Community College Student


The Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge Program (SEEK) is a higher education support program available at every CUNY four-year college. We know that not all students are the same, and thus, it was established to provide comprehensive academic support to capable students who otherwise might not be able to attend college due to their educational and financial circumstances.

SEEK offers a variety of instructional, financial, and counseling support services to its students. Additionally, the program has activities designed to assist students in meeting the challenges of college and to provide a supportive environment in which they will flourish.

Likewise, the College Discovery Program (CD) is available at six of CUNY’s community colleges in order to serve the same purpose.

For financial eligibility information, view the Support Programs Worksheet.

Learn more about SEEK/CD