Stay On Track. Graduate On Time.

Steps to Join

For First-time Freshman and Transfer Students:
Step 1:
Apply to a CUNY college and Contact ASAP to ensure that college offers ASAP.
Step 3:
Accept your offer of admission and complete all admissions requirements, including the CUNY Assessment Tests, if necessary.**
Step 4:
Attend an ASAP Info Session/Orientation where you can join ASAP on the spot. Contact ASAP offices on your campus for details.

 

*All ASAP students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application each year, and accept any federal and state grant aid awarded (Pell, SEOG, TAP). See the CUNY award guide.

**Students with two remedial/developmental course needs at time of application must attempt at least one of their required courses in the summer or winter before program entry. Visit your college’s ASAP website to learn about any college-specific requirements.

For Continuing CUNY Students:

Once you have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)application. Contact ASAP on your campus for next steps.*

*Students not in receipt of financial aid but otherwise eligible may join ASAP but may not receive a tuition waiver.

Benefits

College is hard work and many students juggle multiple responsibilities while earning their degrees. The ASAP team is here to guide and work with you every step of the way on your path to earning your associate degree. Benefits you receive as an ASAP student include:

Blue MetroCard A free unlimited MetroCard
Three orange books stacked A voucher to reduce (or eliminate) the cost of textbooks
Blue dollar sign symbol A waiver covering tuition and mandatory fees for any gap left after applying your financial aid award (for students in receipt of financial aid)
Orange person in suit representing a dedicated ASAP advisor. A dedicated ASAP advisor to guide your progress from entry to graduation
Blue check mark Special registration options that help you get the classes you need that also fit your schedule
orange dots connected by straight lines to represent connected community. Opportunities to take classes with fellow ASAP students to foster community and build your network
Blue briefcase. The image represents the career development & academic support services. Enhanced career development and academic support services

 

Is There a Catch?
There is no catch! In exchange for ALL these resources, you will need to:
Enroll full time each semester and maintain good academic standing
Complete any developmental needs in reading, writing, or math within the first year
Meet regularly with your advisor, career and employment specialist, and tutors, and attend any required enrichment activities
All ASAP students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application each year to remain eligible

 

Orange check mark Complete the ASAP Eligibility Checklist to determine your eligibility.

Eligibility Requirements

ASAP is offered at nine CUNY Colleges (Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, College of Staten Island, Hostos Community College, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Medgar Evers College, New York City College of Technology and Queensborough Community College).

You may be eligible for ASAP if you answer YES to the following questions:
Blue arrow (bullet point) Have you applied and been accepted to a CUNY college that offers ASAP?
Blue arrow (bullet point) Are you eligible for New York City resident tuition (at the community colleges) or New York State resident tuition (at all other colleges)? (as per the CUNY tuition and fees manual)
Blue arrow (bullet point) Do you agree to enter into a full-time associate degree program in an ASAP-approved major? (Most majors qualify! Click here to learn more.)
Blue arrow (bullet point) Are you fully skills proficient or have no more than two outstanding developmental course needs in reading, writing, and math based on CUNY Assessment Test scores?*
Blue arrow (bullet point) Have you completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application ?
Blue arrow (bullet point) If you are a continuing or transfer student, do you have no more than 15 college credits and a minimum GPA of 2.0?

*Check out programs like CUNY Start and Math Start to eliminate or reduce developmental course needs.

Orange Check Mark COMPLETE THE ASAP ELIGIBILITY CHECKLIST TO DETERMINE YOUR ELIGIBILITY.