There's no debate. ASAP works!

The White House

In January 2015, President Obama recognized the value of CUNY's ASAP program as a critical component of student achievement for both raising graduation rates and successfully transferring students to four-year degree programs. A Whitehouse press releaseOpens in a new window cited ASAP's services which include "waiving tuition, helping students pay for books and transit costs, and providing academic advising and supportive scheduling programs."

The New York TimesOpens in a new window reinforced President Obama's message by citing positive student graduation statistics for those enrolled in the ASAP program.

CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken tells HuffPost LiveOpens in a new window how effective CUNY ASAP has been and why it deserves the national attention it has received. The Laura and John Arnold Foundation launches $15 million competition to use evidence-based programs to "move the needle" on major social problems. My Brother's Keeper - Two Years of Expanding Opportunity & Creating Pathways for Success.

If you are a Queensborough student looking to ensure greater success for your educational goals, ASAP is here to help you. The results are proven. Stop in, contact us and let's work together to make your goals a reality!

ASAP Program Benefits are:

Comprehensive and Personalized Advisement

All students receive 1-on-1 advisement with assigned ASAP Student Manger who guides students through continuous academic advisement and registration.

Career Development Services

Students receive career advisement and employment readiness services.

Tuition Waivers for Financial Aid Eligible Students

All students must file for FAFSA and TAPOpens in a new window. Students who qualify for partial financial aid receive the tuition waiver. Students not in receipt of financial aid but otherwise eligible may join ASAP but may not receive a tuition waiver.

Yearly Textbook Vouchers Provided

All students receive at least a $500 book voucher per academic year.

Free MetroCard

All Students receive an unlimited semester long MetroCard that can be used 24/7 anywhere the Unlimited Ride MetroCardOpens in a new window is accepted.

Priority Registration

All students receive priority registration, which allows students to register for classes before open registration begins.

Enhanced Academic Tutoring

All students receive free tutoring services at QCC. ASAP students have a reserved area in the Writing and Math centers.

Queensborough ASAP students get the benefits of a small college atmosphere within the nation's largest urban university system. Queensborough faculty and staff are with you every step of the way. Each semester, you will complete at least 12 credits of coursework and participate in supportive weekly programs to help you reach your academic and career goals. You will attend classes with a small, connected group of students who share your interests and drive, taught by faculty who are committed to helping you achieve your full potential.

Visit the CUNY ASAPOpens in a new window website for more information on the program OR

If you would like to receive updates about the program, text ASAP to 25827. Charges do apply. To stop receiving messages text 'STOP' to that number.

ASAP Eligibility Requirements

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*Certificate of Residence Requirement for Out-of-City New York State Residents (Non-New York City Residents)

  • Be a New York City resident and/or eligible for in-state tuition (as per the CUNY tuition and fee manualOpens in a new window)*
  • Agree to enter into a full-time associate degree program (A.A., A.S., or A.A.S., taking a minimum of 12 credits or equated credits per semester in an ASAP-approved major: including any major except Nursing and Early Childhood Education Joint/Dual degree articulation with Queens College. Pre-clinical nursing students and students majoring in Liberal Arts with an education concentration may join if otherwise eligible)
  • 2.0 GPA or higher (for continuing, re-admits, and transfers only)
  • 15 credits or fewer (for continuing, re-admits, and transfers only)
  • Be fully skills proficient or have no more than two developmental course needs based on CUNY Assessment Test scores
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program applicationOpens in a new window (students not in receipt of financial aid but otherwise eligible may join ASAP but may not receive a tuition waiver)
  • Current CUNY or transfer students must have 15 or fewer college credits and must have a GPA of 2.0 or above by June 2016
  • Have the following placement(s):
    • Triple Exempt/3X
    • MA10 only
    • Write Prep (CATW) only
    • BE-112 only
    • BE-122 only
    • BE-205 only
    • BE-226 only

Continuing Students

  • MA10 and Write Prep (M1 score greater than or equal to 30 and M2 score less than 40)
  • MA10 and BE112 (M1 score greater than or equal to 30 and M2 score less than 40)
  • MA10 and BE205 (M1 score greater than or equal to 30 and M2 score less than 40)

Incoming Students

  • MA10 and Write Prep (Math score greater than or equal to 40)
  • MA10 and BE112 (Math score greater than or equal to 40)
  • MA10 and BE205 (Math score greater than or equal to 40)

Fill out our eligibility checklist to see if you are eligible. This is not an application.

Visit the CUNY ASAPOpens in a new window website for more information on the program OR

If you would like to receive updates about the program text ASAP to 25827. Charges do apply. To stop receiving messages text 'STOP' to that number.

Eligibility Checklist

This is not an application. The checklist is designed to give you helpful tips on completing your ASAP enrollment.

Join ASAP

Freshman

For students entering Queensborough right from High School, GED or who have never attended college.

STEP 1: Apply to Queensborough Community College.

STEP 2: Check your email for acceptance letter and next steps

STEP 3: Accept your offer of admissions by submitting your commitment depositOpens in a new window)

STEP 4: Complete all admissions requirements. Admissions & Enrollment Checklist

STEP 5: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application. (Students not in receipt of financial aid but otherwise eligible may join ASAP but may not receive a tuition waiver.)

STEP 6: Attend an ASAP Advisement and Registration Session (Check your email for an invitation or stop by the ASAP office)

Transfer

For students who are transferring to Queensborough from another college or university (Students must be transferring 15 credits or less and a minimum 2.0 GPA to enroll).

STEP 1: Apply to Queensborough Community College.

STEP 2: Check your email for acceptance letter and next steps

STEP 3: Accept your offer of admissions by submitting your commitment depositOpens in a new window

STEP 4: Complete all admissions requirements. Admissions & Enrollment Checklist

STEP 5: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application. (Students not in receipt of financial aid but otherwise eligible may join ASAP but may not receive a tuition waiver.)

STEP 6: Attend an ASAP Advisement and Registration Session (Check your email for an invitation or stop by the ASAP office)

Continuing Students

For students who are currently enrolled at Queensborough (Students must have 15 credits or less and a minimum 2.0 GPA to enroll)

STEP 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application. (Students not in receipt of financial aid but otherwise eligible may join ASAP but may not receive a tuition waiver.)

STEP 2: Attend an ASAP Advisement and Registration Session (Check your email for an invitation or stop by the ASAP office)

College Counselor Resources

ASAP POSTCARDS

ASAP brochures, postcards and posters are great beginners in helping students to understand ASAP benefits. REQUEST ASAP MATERIALS for your classroom or download a printable brochure today. Scroll further for downloadable brochures and postcards in nine additional languages.

Download and print translated versions of our ASAP postcard in the languages below:
Arabic
Bengali
Hatian-Creole
Spanish
French
Korean
Russian
Chinese
Urdu

Download and print translated versions of our ASAP brochure in the languages below:
Arabic
Bengali
Hatian-Creole
Spanish
French
Korean
Russian
Chinese
Urdu

THE CUNY START-ASAP FOSTER CARE INITIATIVE

The CUNY Start-ASAP Foster Care

The CUNY Start-ASAP Foster Care Initiative aims to connect students to CUNY Start and/or ASAP to improve persistence and increase their chances of timely graduation at CUNY. The Foster Care Initiative ensures a coordinated pathway to CUNY degree completion and is made possible thanks to generous support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

Learn more about eligibility, support services and how your students can join

Contact

Administration

Ms. Alexandra Pyak, Director

Ms. Sharon McPartland, Associate Director

Ms. Jane Bertsch-Wells, Associate Director

Staff

Ms. Lindsey Fruchter
CUNY Office Assistant

Ms. Stephanie Guilbaud
Program Coordinator

Ms. Anna O’Neal
Administrative Coordinator

Career and Employment Specialist

Mr. Stephen Atkins
Career and Employment Specialist

Recruitment

Ms. Stephanie Jerome
Recruitment Coordinator

Mr. Christopher Ferentino
Recruitment Coordinator

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