About US

About US

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College Now is a free college transition and dual enrollment program in partnership between the City University of New York (CUNY) and New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). Enlisting 18 colleges and over 420 NYC public high schools, its mission is to help students successfully transition to college. The program provides college credit courses aligned with the first-year study at CUNY, pre-college courses which increase students’ academic readiness for college without a need for remediation, college awareness courses and activities, full day summer programs and access to CUNY campus facilities and events.

The goal of College Now (CN), much like many dual enrollment programs, is to help students prepare for success in college, both academically and socially. As students prepare for college, students not only learn about the college process, students can earn as many as 12 college credits before graduating from high school. The CN program helps students develop and improve essential academic and soft skills for success (time management, study skills, strong work ethics, etc.).  Also, by enrolling in the CN program, students acclimate better to the college environment.

OUR MISSION
CUNY’s College Now program empowers NYC DOE high school students to raise expectations for their future, envision options, make informed choices about college and learn how their education can lead to rewarding careers.