CUNY Unlimited Applicant Frequently Asked Questions


What is CUNY Unlimited?
CUNY Unlimited is an inclusive college experience at a City University of New York campus where young adults who have traditionally not had the opportunity to participate in higher education can learn alongside peers and prepare for employment. Through fulfillment of the credential requirements, students can earn a CUNY Unlimited Achievement Certificate.

Who is eligible to apply?
CUNY Unlimited is for young adults with intellectual disabilities. The eligibility requirements vary by campus program.
Borough of Manhattan Community College, College of Staten Island, Hostos Community College, Kingsborough Community College: Supports provided by AHRC NYC Melissa Riggio Program
Students applying to these four campuses must be age 21 and older, eligible for OPWDD services, and reside in the borough of the campus.
Queens College: Supports provided by District 75 of the NYC Department of Education
Students applying for the Queens College program must be age 18-21, currently enrolled in the NYC DOE, and participating in alternate assessment. Emphasis is placed on student motivation to learn on a college campus and prepare for employment.

Who is a good candidate for CUNY Unlimited?
Most importantly, a good candidate has a strong desire to have a college experience. Students will be participating in inclusive college courses, work experiences, and co-curricular activities. Past students have been most successful when they are self-motivated.

How long is the program?
Depending on the campus, students may earn the Unlimited Achievement certificate in two to three years, with an optional alumni year to be added in the future.

What are the credential requirements?
Each student in the CUNY Unlimited program will participate in inclusive courses, work experiences, and co-curricular activities. Credential requirements are designed to be flexible to allow for student-directed pathways in each of these areas.

How can I apply?
You can download the application here. The deadline to submit your application for Fall 2019 admission is December 1, 2018.