College Now

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250 Jay Street, Room M309

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone 718-260-5206

Fax 718-260-5503

Welcome to College Now

College Now is a comprehensive collaborative program of the City University of New York (CUNY) and the New York City Department of Education (DOE) designed to improve the academic achievement of NYC Public High School students, while preparing them for the demands of college. College Now at City Tech offers students from designated high schools the opportunity to enroll in college credit-bearing courses FREE of cost. Classes meet after the regular high school day and/or on Saturday on the City Tech campus.

Benefits of Participating in College Now

  • Enroll in one FREE college-credit course per semester
  • Textbooks are loaned to students free of cost
  • Attend college-readiness workshops and seminars
  • Dedicated advisors, and tutors in specific subject areas, provide support with your courses and the college admissions process
  • Transfer the credits you earn when you graduate from high school

Required Registration Documents

  • College Now Application Form
  • Parent Consent Form
  • High School Transcript

Eligibility Requirements

  • Attend a New York City DOE high school
  • Be a high school Junior (11th grade) or Senior (12th grade)
  • Have an 80% GPA or higher on your high school transcript
  • Have a good record of attendance in high school
  • Demonstrate CUNY Proficiency through Regents, SAT and/or ACT exam scores in Reading &Writing and/or Math

Admission requirements for Math Courses: All students who apply for Math courses must take the ACCUPLACER placement exam. To register for the ACCUPLACER exam, students must to demonstrate the necessary skill levels by meeting any of these criteria:

  • Scored 70+ in Algebra I (Common Core), or a 70+ in Geometry (Common Core), or a 65+ in Algebra II (Common Core)
  • OR scored 530+ on SAT Math
  • OR scored 21+ on ACT Math.

Admission requirements for Non-MathCourses:  To meet CUNY ’s Reading and Writing proficiency, you need to demonstrate any of these criteria:

  • 75+ on ELA Regents
  • OR scored 480+ on SAT Verbal/Critical Reading/EBRW
  • OR scored 21+ on ACT English

*You can read more about CUNY ’s college readiness requirements at http://www2.cuny.edu/academics/testing/testing-faqs/.
Students must supply the following documents in addition to the application:

  1. Parent Consent Form
  2. High School Transcript