College Now Program

College Now Program

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

College Now courses will meet remotely until further notice. However, Saturday classes may change to hybrid or in-person modalitiesTherefore, students applying for Saturday classes should be prepared to comply with CUNY's COVID-19  vaccination requirements.

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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 college-readiness programs to NYC public high schools. Please note that only students who attend NYC public high school, registered homeschooled students, and 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
     - prepare students for the transition to higher education (college)  
     - 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. Students save time and money and earn college credit while attending high school by taking college credit. 

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 enroll in classes on campus are issued an ID card. The ID allows access to the library, swimming pool, fitness center, tennis courts, and computer 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