General Program Information

As of March 2020, all in-person campus visits have been cancelled. CUNY’s policy regarding COVID-19 can be found here.

All campus experiences will be held virtually for Fall 2021. More information on Spring 2022 will be made available soon.

NYC DOE public schools with 6th-8th grade students are eligible, including District 75 and District 79. D75 and D79 schools may bring additional grades. Community-based organizations that serve DOE public middle school students are also eligible. NYC DOE high schools can participate in our High School Workshops for their 9th and 10th graders. Unfortunately, charter schools, independent, and private schools are ineligible.

Remote sessions are 45 to 60 minutes long, according to teacher’s preference, and are led by trained CUNY college students.

Fourteen undergraduate campuses are involved in the program:

  • Manhattan: The City College of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Baruch College
  • Bronx: Bronx Community College, Lehman College, and Hostos Community College
  • Brooklyn: Brooklyn College, Medgar Evers College, New York City College of Technology-City Tech, and Kingsborough Community College
  • Queens: Queens College, York College, Queensborough Community College and LaGuardia Community College

Yes, each campus applies NY Common Core Standards to their activities, which you can find on the campus’ registration page. Prior to the session, the Campus Coordinator will be in communication to discuss how the session can connect to what students are learning.

Middle School Registration Information

The remote experience varies by campus, but a typical session includes a virtual campus tour and an interactive activity led by CUNY college students. For campus-specific program descriptions, please visit our registration website.

Email the Campus Coordinator directly. Their contact information is on the registration website.

High School Registration Information

Students will learn practical skills to prepare for college, explore their interests, and set realistic goals. CUNY Explorers High School workshops prepare students for the college search and emphasize what they can do now as 9th and 10th graders to prepare for college.

For 9th & 10th grade students, we are offering four unique workshops:

  1. Day in the Life of a College Student
  2. Skills for College Success
  3. Exploring College Majors and Careers
  4. Telling your Story & Resume Building

Schools can register the same cohort of students in up to four workshops with any campus. The four workshops are the same regardless of the campus you select.

Scheduling A Visit

Step 1: Visit our registration site
Step 2: Choose your preferred campus and click on an available date.
Step 3: Complete the registration form, upload a student roster, and submit.
Step 4: You will receive a welcome email with additional instructions

It depends on the campus and the day you plan your remote session. Please see the campus’ registration page for more information on campus limits. D75 and D79 schools do not have a required minimum number of students.

A scheduled remote session is not a confirmation. The Campus Coordinator will send a welcome email that confirms the date/time of your session, the agenda, and if any additional information is required for the visit. If you do not receive a welcome email from the Coordinator within 48 hours, please contact them.

Please contact the Campus Coordinator and ask about being placed on a waitlist. You can also check to see if other campuses have available dates. Most visit dates are added to the registration site in October and January.

If you have to cancel a scheduled visit, please contact the Campus Coordinator within one week of your scheduled visit to allow other schools to register for that date.

The visit for that date might have reached capacity, the campus might be closed, or it might be fall or spring break. Please keep in mind that some dates fill quickly so you should register as early as possible.

Sessions are offered through Zoom. We will aim to accommodate other platforms if needed.

All remote sessions must be reserved at least one week in advance.

We would like to hear from you. Please contact us.