About College Now

College Now

COLLEGE NOW offers eligible high school students the opportunity to improve academic performance and get a jumpstart on college.

It began in 1984 at Kingsborough Community College, and since then has helped over 60,000 high school students.  Today, 17 City University of New York (CUNY) colleges partner with NYC high schools under The College NOW Initiative.

College Now is a comprehensive collaborative of CUNY and the NYC Department of Education designed to bridge secondary and post secondary education.  City Tech recruits students from designated high schools for enrollment into this college transition program that offers a variety of preparatory and credit courses.

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City Tech Launched Registration for Fall 2013

Guidance Counselor Conference

Highlights here!

Fall 2013  College Now-

Information Packet 

Your School Specific Applications here!

 

 

Students

What should students know?

COLLEGE NOW CAN HELP…

College NOW gets results! Over 60,000 students have taken advantage of the program. Research shows that College NOW students outperform students who don't participate, and:

  • Earn higher scores on college basic skills entrance exams.
  • Are more likely to enter baccalaureate programs.
  • Earn more degree credits per semester in college.
  • Have higher grade point averages in college.
  • Have significantly higher on-time graduation rates.

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  • Improve basic skills.
  • Earn college credits.
  • Experience college while in high school.
  • SAVE TIME and MONEY!!!!

View the Resources tab to view a list of courses and other information.

Parents

What should parents know?

How much money is saved by taking COLLEGE NOW courses?

Financial advantage of taking one College NOW 3-credit course*

 

COLLEGE NOW SERVICE SAVINGS

  College Now
Reguler City Tech Rate Savings

Tuition

FREE

3-credits@ $195 per credit

$585.00

One-time Application Fee

FREE

 $65.00

$65.00

Student Activity Fee

FREE

 $42.70

$42.70

Technology Fee

FREE

 $100.00

$100.00

Textbooks

FREE

Avg. price of one textbook

$75.00

Transportation

FREE

Class meets 2xs per week

$180.00

Consolidated Service Fee

FREE

 $15.00

$15.00

 

TOTAL SAVINGS PER CLASS =

$1,062.70

**NOTE: The per credit hour cost of $195 is based on NYCCT 2009-10 fees for matriculated students. Therefore, the savings for students will be somewhat greater if they matriculate at a college or university that has higher tuition fees.

 

WHAT ABOUT COLLEGE NOW @ CITY TECH?

At New York City College of Technology (City Tech), COLLEGE NOW is a pathway between high school and higher education.  COLLEGE NOW offers a variety of programs (developmental, college preparatory and credit-bearing coursework) without tuition, book fees or other costs to high school students.

Classes meet after the regular high school day and/or on Saturday.

Our goals are to enable students to:

  1. Increase their awareness of the demands of higher education.
  2. Prepare them to enter post-secondary education without remediation.
  3. Facilitate a smooth transition between high school and college.

View the Resources tab to view a list of courses and other information.

Partner Institutions

What should partner institutions know?

What is COLLEGE NOW?

COLLEGE NOW offers eligible high school students the opportunity to improve academic performance and get a jumpstart on college.

It began in 1984 at Kingsborough Community College, and since then has helped over 60,000 high school students.  Today, 17 City University of New York (CUNY) colleges partner with NYC high schools under The College NOW Initiative. For more information, please visit www.collegenow.cuny.edu.

What TYPE OF STUDENT QUALIFIES FOR COLLEGE NOW?

COLLEGE NOW seeks serious, committed high school students who are interested in earning a college degree, and willing to work toward achieving their academic goals.

WHAT IS THE Pathway FROM HIGH SCHOOL to COLLEGE NOW?

COLLEGE NOW recruiters inform high school students of program services and procedures.

High school students in 9th and 10th grades may apply by submitting an application for entry-level workshop courses (may yield high school credits).

Student participants meet with COLLEGE NOW program coordinators to review their high school grades and Regents scores and to develop a program of COLLEGE NOW coursework tailored to their academic needs and interests.

Depending on grades and test scores, students in grades 11 and 12 may be permitted to take college credit-bearing courses.

View the Resources tab to view a list of courses and other information.

Resources

Links and Resources

  • Scholarships available with Jackie Robinson Foundation online at Jackie Robinson Scholarships online
  • Browse our college credit courses (for 11th and12th graders) and high school credit courses (for 9th and 10th graders) available through College Now @ City Tech.
  • Freshmen and Sophmores can apply online for high school credit courses and workshops.
  • Juniors and Seniors can apply online for college-credit courses.
  • www.collegenow.cuny.edu - visit the College Now website to learn about the program shared by 17 college parnters in the CUNY system.
  • www.collegeboard.org - a resource website for college-bound students, parents, and educational professionals.  Search for colleges and get information on SAT standardized tests.
  • mychildsacademicsuccess - a resource with tips for helping your child with homework