4 to Soar!

Plan. Earn. Complete

Across the country, more students and their families are looking for ways to assure graduation in four years. Why? Because students who do are ready to launch their careers or enter graduate school sooner, save thousands of dollars in tuition, and avoid accumulating debt.

At York College, we are committed to providing an educational environment that assures student success. 4 to Soar! offers you the tools, resources, and support you need to complete your degree in four years. 

4 to Soar! is an exciting program available to incoming freshmen. You will receive practical guidelines to facilitate your progress at York College and we will make sure that you will be able to enroll in all the courses you need to get your degree in four years.* 

Why 4 to Soar!

  • 12 credits/semester = full time for financial aid, but 30 credits/ year = on-time graduation.
  • 30 credits/year = increased eligibility for the full-tuition Excelsior Scholarship and maximizes NYS TAP awards, both limited to 8 semesters.
  • Students who graduate later may run out of financial aid and have to pay out of pocket.
  • At CUNY, it doesn’t cost more to take 15 vs. 12 credits.
  • Research shows that taking 15 vs. 12 credits = higher first- semester GPAs, retention, and graduation rates.
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