Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (CUNY ASAP)

Phone: 718-254-7283
Contact: Shaun Rasmussen, ASAP Coordinator - Citywide Outreach
Email Contact: shaun//rasmussen/cuny//edu
last updated Jul 20, 2017. 09:08 AM

Accelerated Study in Associate Program (ASAP) - ASAP has helped thousands of CUNY students earn their associate degree in three years or less by providing comprehensive advisement, career development, academic supports, and financial resources, including full-tuition assistance (for students in receipt of financial aid), MTA MetroCards, and textbook vouchers. Students must attend school full-time and have no more than two developmental course needs based on scores on the CUNY Assessment Tests.

ASAP is available at all CUNY community colleges (except Guttman Community College), as well as at College of Staten Island, Medgar Evers College, and New York City College of Technology.


College is hard work and many students juggle multiple responsibilities while earning their degrees. ASAP and its caring team are here to guide and work with you every step of the way on your path to earning your associate degree. Benefits you receive as an ASAP student include:

  • A free unlimited MetroCard
  • A voucher to reduce (or eliminate) the cost of textbooks
  • A tuition waiver for any gap between tuition and your financial aid award (for students in receipt of financial aid)
  • A dedicated ASAP advisor to guide your progress from entry to graduation
  • Special registration options that help you get the classes you need that also fit your schedule
  • Opportunities to take classes with fellow ASAP students to foster community and build your network
  • Enhanced career development and academic support services

IS THERE A CATCH? There is no catch! In exchange for ALL these resources, you will need to:

  • Enroll full time (minimum 12 credits) each semester and maintain good academic standing
  • Complete any developmental needs in reading, writing, or math within the first year
  • Meet regularly with your advisor, career and employment specialist, and tutors, and attend any required enrichment activities
  • Re-apply each year for financial aid

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    I m 16 . can i join?

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  • Drea.Christine

    Love ASAP!

  • jtroia

    ASAP is an excellent and successful program!

  • Javi Reyes
    Javi Reyes

    great program!!!

  • jabes777

    ASAP 100% recommended !

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