Mission Statement

College Now’s mission is to serve NYC public high school students through college credit courses which are aligned with the first-year study at CUNY, as well as through pre-college courses and activities designed to promote knowledge and awareness of the college-going process and/or increase academic readiness for college

CUNY College Now Priorities

  • Provide college credit courses representative of a first-year college experience.
  • Provide pre-college experiences designed to:
    • Increase students’ knowledge and awareness of the college-going process and/or
    • Increase students’ academic readiness for college-level coursework.
  • Enroll a Diverse and Representative Population of Students
    • Serve a representative population of DOE students in each program reflecting the demographic profile of partner   schools
    • Devise and implement strategies working towards closing the gap in program participation by minority males reflecting their population in partner schools and citywide.

York’s College Now Priorities

  • Fulfill CUNY’s College Now mission and priorities
  • Integrate program offerings and College Now students into the York College experience
  • Work closely with York College offices including Registrar’s, Financial Aid, and Advisement and with academic departments to maximize the success of program offerings
  • In addition to increasing student’s knowledge, awareness, and readiness for college, impart that information to high school teachers, staff members, and administrators