What is College Now?
College Now is a FREE college transition/dual enrollment program for New York City Department of Education high school students.
Why Take College Now
Successful College Now students can start their first semester in college with up to fifteen college credits – or, at minimum, begin college without remediation. On average, College Now alumni transfer more credits to CUNY (6.50 vs. 1.50), earn more credits in their first semester (11.10 vs. 8.50), and have a higher GPA after their first semester when compared to students who did not participate in the program. The academic momentum they gain persists through graduation as College Now alumni have a fourteen percent higher three-year associate degree and five percent higher six-year bachelor’s degree completion rate in CUNY than those who did not participate the program.
What Students Say About College Now
My only regret is that I did not join the program earlier. It is through College Now that I realized that college is something I can handle.
College Now has made me grow as a person and has given me the opportunity to gain new experiences and become an independent young woman.
Participation in the College Now program helped me prepare academically for college and also made me feel comfortable on campus. I feel like I am ahead of all my classmates!