College Now offers college credit classes, usually general education requirements needed to graduate from college (also called Pathways). These offerings include introductory college classes in psychology, sociology, biology, history, mathematics, Health Education, and others. All classes are offered after school, on Saturdays, or during the summer. Students normally take one three-credit class each term and can take up to 12 credits in total, which is nearly one full semester of work.
College Now’s mission is to serve New York City public high school students through college-credit courses which are aligned with the first-year of study at the City University of New York (CUNY). Pre-college activities are also offered and designed to increase academic readiness for college.
- Educate high school students and teachers about college opportunities and requirements.
- Integrate College Now students who enrolled in York College into the campus experience.
- Provide college credit courses that fulfill general education (Pathways) requirements.
- Provide pre-college experiences designed to increase students' knowledge and awareness about college opportunities.
- Provide research opportunities in the sciences