College Now is a collaborative program of the City University of New York (CUNY) and the New York City Department of Education, which aims to promote college awareness and strengthens academic preparation in order to expand students’ capacity for a successful transition to college. The program is designed to help high school students with their transition to college by exposing them to college level work and college life. High school students are given the opportunity to accrue college credits through an array of course offerings and are provided with classes designed to improve their reading, writing, and math skills. Eligible high school students are enrolled in courses, which are in session Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. Additionally, students are afforded the chance to attend college events where they can meet and interact with college students and professors.
The College Now Program offers a wide range of courses from life sciences to liberal arts. These courses include pre-college courses and college credit courses. Approximately 250 students apply each semester. Students come from all across the central Brooklyn area and even across all five boroughs. Fall semester applications go out in April-May and spring semester applications go out in October.
Ms. Nakia Gray
1150 Carroll Street, Room #302
Brooklyn, NY 11225