Adult Degree Program (ADP) - Lehman College
Contact: Dr. Marzie Jafari
Email Contact: adult//degree/lehman//cuny//edu
The Adult Degree Program (ADP) at Lehman is a unique program designed to enable older and non-traditional students to earn a bachelor’s degree and build the skills they need to compete in the job market. The ADP program serves a particularly important need in Lehman’s Bronx neighborhood community.
Students who are re-entering the workforce—or entering the workforce for the first time—work closely with ADP counselors to determine both their educational and career goals, and plan an appropriate course of study. Adult Degree students, who apply for and are accepted to Lehman College, are part of the greater student body and take courses alongside students in Lehman’s traditional degree programs. Some college credit may be awarded for prior life and work experience, as well as U.S. military service.
Applicants must have been out of school five years or more, be at least 25 years old, and hold a high school or GED diploma. All entering students are subject to the College’s admission criteria, and must pass the CUNY Skills Test. Low tuition fees and financial aid packages make the program accessible to lower-income adults, and those whose existing financial responsibilities are prohibitive. The schedule of ADP classes is flexible to accommodate work and family schedules. Previous college experience is not required, and refresher courses are offered in writing, reading, and math to prepare students for college-level work.
*This information is also included in the Crossing the Bridge: A Map to Your College Success resource guide.
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