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Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (CUNY ASAP) | The City University of New York (CUNY)

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CUNY ASAP helps students earn an associate degree within three years by providing financial, academic, and personal support. Benefits include an ASAP advisor, career development support, tuition help for students on financial aid, and more. The program is available at nine CUNY colleges in all five boroughs.

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible for ASAP if you answer “yes” to all of the following questions:

  • Have you applied and been accepted to a CUNY college that offers ASAP?
  • Are you a New York City resident or eligible for in-state tuition?
  • Do you agree to enter into a full-time associate degree program (minimum of 12 credits per semester) in an ASAP-approved major?
  • Based on CUNY Assessment Test scores, are you skills-proficient in reading, writing, and math? Or, do you have no need for more than two remedial courses in these subjects?
  • If you’re a continuing or transfer student, do you have no more than 15 college credits and a minimum GPA of 2.0?

I'm ready to apply

To join ASAP, follow these easy steps:

Note: To join ASAP, students must complete the FAFSA and New York State TAP application each year and accept any federal and state grant aid awarded (Pell, SEOG, TAP).

How can I get help?

  • Visit the CUNY ASAP website to learn more about the program
  • Drop by the CUNY Welcome Center for help with your CUNY application and to learn more about other CUNY programs:
    217 E. 42nd St.
    New York, NY 1001

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