BCC Offers ASAP Program to Students Who Want to Fast Track to Associate’s Degree

Bronx, NY – Want to graduate in 2-3 years in a Bronx Community College Program that’s FREE if you are eligible? The City University of New York’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) is an exciting new initiative that will enable students to earn their Associate’s degree quickly.

Benefits of BCC Program:

  • Save money! The program is FREE if you qualify for federal financial aid. If you only get partial tuition, the program will make up the difference.
  • FREE textbooks (save $1,200-$1,500 per year).
  • A laptop computer for the time you are in the program
  • Study in small classes
  • Take classes morning or afternoon allowing for part-time work
  • Receive academic support with on-campus tutoring and mentoring
  • Take field trips to special events and learn teamwork building
  • Graduate in 2-3 years; job placement or BA/BS transfer


  • NYC resident
  • High school grad or G.E.D.
  • First-time college students or
  • Transfer/continuing students who have 12 college credits or less by the end of the Spring 07 semester, with 2.0 grade point average (GPA)
  • Must complete all remedial coursework before Fall 2007
  • Must complete the ASAP summer program for orientation to the program and BCC
  • Commit to full-time (at least 12 credits per semester) in Business Administration, Human Services, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Paralegal Studies; and
  • Maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA

For more information, call Bronx Community College, ASAP Office – Loew Hall, Room 424, West 181st Street & University Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453 / (718) 289-5120 / asap@bcc.cuny.edu

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Bronx Community College (BCC) of The City University of New York celebrates its 50th anniversary of service to students in New York City in 2007. Over the past five years, enrollment has increased 20 per cent to an 8,900 student body, reflecting the reliance of the surrounding communities on it as a pathway to a better life.

BCC students from over 109 nations receive an excellent preparation to go on to four-year colleges or to advance into successful vocational careers. Programs offered at BCC include Digital Arts, Computer Information Systems, Education Associate, Nursing, Nuclear Medicine Technology, RadiologicTechnology, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology, Marketing, Accounting, Human Services, Media Technology and Paralegal Studies.

The College is home to initiatives not commonly associated with two-year institutions, such as the Center for Sustainable Energy, which promotes the use of renewable and efficient energy technologies in urban communities. The National Center for Educational Alliances (NCEA) is currently collaborating with South African Further Education and Training Colleges and universities to create linkages between these institutions. NCEA also coordinates the College’s international initiatives as well as the recently concluded International Education Week November 13-17.

The Center has also facilitated a campus-wide effort to create BCC’s Center for Tolerance and Understanding. The Center for Teaching Excellence offers faculty development to promote student achievement and to stimulate discussions to keep the teaching and learning process vital and dynamic. Take a look at BCC’s website at www.bcc.cuny.edu