As a student in the College Now program, we aim to provide information to facilitate your future decisions about the College Now program, the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the college process. The college process can often be overwhelming for both students and parents. Indeed, families have many questions, concerns, and fears associated with this process. As a result, we have added some links that we thought students and parents could visit in college preparation, which may alleviate some of these apprehensions.
College Now is a free college transition program in partnership between the City University of New York (CUNY) and the New York City Public Schools (NYC PS). The 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 that increase students’ academic readiness for college without remediation, college awareness courses and activities, full-day summer programs, and access to CUNY campus facilities and events. “Today, over 22,000 students from over 470 NYC public high schools participate in College Now.”
The College Board's website provides various information for students and parents. For example, some questions students and parents may face: is a college for me? How do you prepare for college? How do I decide on the college to attend, how do I apply, how do I pay for college, etc? The College Boards will provide information that assists you in making decisions in this process.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York is a liberal arts college dedicated to education, research, and service in criminal justice, fire science, and related areas of public safety and public service. It strives to endow students with the skills of critical thinking and effective communication; the perspective and moral judgment that result from liberal studies; the capacity for personal and social growth and creative problem solving those results from the ability to acquire and evaluate information; the ability to navigate advanced technological systems; and the awareness of the diverse cultural, historical, economic and political forces that shape our society.
The City University of New York—CUNY
The City University of New York is the nation's largest urban public university. It is comprised of 11 senior colleges, six community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the Graduate School and University Center, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY School of Law, the CUNY School of Professional Studies, and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. The University offers online baccalaureate degrees through the School of Professional Studies and individualized baccalaureate degrees through the CUNY Baccalaureate Degree. The University Teacher Academy provides free tuition for highly motivated mathematics and science majors who seek teaching careers in the city.
QuestBridge is a platform that connects the nation's brightest students from low-income backgrounds with leading higher education institutions and further opportunities. QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation's best universities and the ranks of national leadership itself.
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