College Now

College Now

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, John Jay College is closed, and the College Now office is operating remotely. All College Now courses will follow the distance-learning format. There will be no in-person instruction.  

Feel free to email us at or 
text us at 929-352-5776 (Mon-Fri 9:30 PM-3:30 PM) with any inquires. 

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Are you a New York City Public High School Student?
  - Why wait, Start College Now!

What is College Now?

The College Now program (CN) is a comprehensive, collaborative initiative of the City University of New York (CUNY) and the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE).  The colleges' active involvement within the university promotes and supports high academic achievement standards for NYC DOE public high school students.  The CN program offers dual enrollment and college-readiness programs to NYC public high schools. Please note that only students who attend NYC public high schools are registered homeschooled students. Students with disabilities whose private school tuition is supported by the DOE can participate in College Now.

The general goals of the CN program are to: 
 - introduce students to college life and prepare students for changes in lifestyle
     - helps students develop and improve essential academic and soft skills
     - develop the personal values necessary to survive and succeed in college

The CN program offers qualified high school students opportunities to enroll in various activities, including college-credit courses, college-preparatory courses and activities, and summer programs.  By taking college credit courses, students save time, money and earn college credit while attending high school. 

John Jay’s CN program also works closely with partnership high schools to design programs that enable students to develop their academic and personal potential.  Participating high schools may offer college credit and/or high school courses at their respective campuses. 

Students who register for college-level courses will be issued a John Jay College College ID card and will use the library, swimming pool, fitness center, tennis courts, and microcomputer labs.  

The schedule for CN courses is slightly modified from the general college schedule. CN courses start later than regular college classes but meet for longer hours. CN students are required to make a serious commitment to attend classes and complete all assignments.

Participate in the CN program and experience the richness of college! 

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College Now Orientation