The College Focus Program is designed primarily to help NYC public high school students meet standards for placement into credit-bearing college courses at CUNY, beginning with efforts to increase exemption from remediation. The program began in the summer of 2012 on two CUNY campuses (LaGuardia and Hostos Community Colleges) with approximately 200 rising high school senior participants. Participating students completed a 60-hour course over five weeks in reading & writing OR in math. They also received supplemental tutoring, attended college access and success workshops, and were provided with student Metrocards and CUNY application fee waivers. At the conclusion of the program, students took the CUNY Assessment Test; those who met the CUNY entrance standards would have the opportunity to enroll in College Now courses from CUNY’s many transferable general education offerings. Successful completion of these credit-bearing courses helps students accumulate college credit towards a degree.
College Focus Summer 2013 Program
For information about the College Focus Summer 2013 Program, please click here to access the College Now website. Scroll down to “College Success Intensive,” and find out more about the College Focus Programs at the following four CUNY campuses:
- Hostos Community College
- Kingsborough Community College
- LaGuardia Community College
- Queensborough Community College