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CUNY ASAP’s Central Office houses a Technical Assistance Team, who partner directly with institutions committed to replicating the ASAP model with a high level of fidelity. Technical assistance content includes all elements of the model’s operations, including:

  • College Integration
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Outreach and Recruitment
  • Staffing and Professional Development
  • Administration of Financial Supports
  • Developing Academic Pathways
  • Advisement Training and
  • Data Management and Developing an Evaluation Agenda

Technical assistance is delivered through a sequence of customized bi-monthly live/remote meetings with the core replication planning team and the dissemination of e-learning resources and companion supplemental materials.

Resource Guide for an ASAP Replication


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Through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, Great Lakes Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation, and MDRC, CUNY ASAP provided technical assistance to three Ohio community colleges that implemented programs based on the ASAP model. As part of the Ohio ASAP demonstration project, CUNY ASAP staff worked with Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cuyahoga Community College, and Lorain County Community College for two years (2014-2016) to support the start-up and implementation of their ASAP-like programs.

MDRC conducted a random-assignment study on the Ohio program cohorts entering in spring 2015, fall 2015, and spring 2016. Early findings published by MDRC indicate that students in the Ohio programs based on the ASAP model have higher enrollment rates and credit attainment than students in the control group. These short-term impacts are similar to those the MDRC found in their evaluation of ASAP.

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s Demonstrating the Power of Evidence-Based Programs to “Move the Needle” on Major U.S. Social Problems

In 2017-2018, CUNY ASAP is providing technical assistance to support replication efforts in two additional states – New York and California – through a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation “Moving the Needle” initiative. Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York and Skyline College in San Bruno, California will develop their own ASAP-like programs for launch in academic year 2018-2019.

  • Skyline College will launch their Promise Scholars program at scale, serving an estimated 500 eligible full time first time students per year.
  • Westchester Community College will launch their Viking ROADS (Resources for Obtaining Associates Degree & Success) with a pilot cohort of 100 students, and will grow to serve 400 students by academic year 2020-2021.



Ed Source – A California community college adopts a New York model that doubled graduation rates

Forbes – The Skyline College Promise Is Helping More Students Complete Their Education. Here’s How.

MDRC Ohio Programs Based on CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) More Than Double Graduation Rates.

MDRC Doubling Graduation Rates in a New State: Two-Year Findings from the ASAP Ohio Demonstration Mayor David Briley Announces Nashville GRAD Program to Close Equity Gaps and Increase Economic Opportunity

Wall Street Journal – Community Colleges Look to Replicate CUNY’s Accelerated Strategy

For all requests related to CUNY ASAP Replication and Technical Assistance, contact:
Christine Brongniart, Interim ASAP University Executive Director | T: 718.254.7744