Academic News

CUNY’s ASAP Program Featured on PBS NewsHour

May 6, 2016

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, which help CUNY students earn an associate degree as quickly as possible, was recently featured on PBS NewsHour. As seen in the video below, the segment calls ASAP an effort that “states across the country are watching…that promises to more than double graduation rates at community college” and highlights ASAP’s many benefits for associate degree students, from stipends for textbooks and free monthly MetroCards to consistent course schedules and specialized advising support that help students stay on track toward degree completion. Watch the segment to learn more about how ASAP is providing CUNY students with the academic, social, and financial support they need to graduate with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Applied Science degree in no more than three years.

Watch the PBS NewsHour segment, which features interviews with CUNY’s Chancellor James B. Milliken, Bronx Community College student Karla Ayala, and Javier Legasa, the ASAP Assistant Dean at Bronx Community College.

Visit the ASAP website to learn more about the program, which is offered at nine of CUNY’s community colleges and comprehensive colleges: Borough of Manhattan Community CollegeBronx Community CollegeHostos Community CollegeKingsborough Community CollegeLaGuardia Community CollegeQueensborough Community College,  Medgar Evers College, New York City College of Technology and College of Staten Island.

A pilot version of the program for baccalaureate students known as ACE (Accelerate, Complete, Engage) was launched at John Jay College this year.