Office of the Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs
Schools, Institutes and Special Programs
Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP)   Offers free tuition, small classes, convenient block schedules, and work experience to enable highly motivated community college students to complete their Associate degrees in less than three years.
Graduate NYC!   Was founded with the goal of Ďdoubling the numberí of City University of New York (CUNY) graduates by 2020 and builds off existing partnership between the nationís largest urban educational institutions to increase college readiness and success.
Harmony Program   Trains college and graduate student musicians to teach music to economically disadvantaged young people, providing student-instructors professional development training with stipends, and offering beginner musicians musical instruments, instructional materials and tickets to cultural events.
John F. Kennedy Jr. Institute   Works with colleges, employers, organized labor, professional associations, foundations and government agencies to implement worker education programs, provide career mentoring and college scholarships, support the employment of people with disabilities and conduct workforce research.
School of Professional Studies (SPS)   Draws on CUNY's nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, as well as industry and education partners, to offer a wide range of graduate and undergraduate programs, including CUNY's first fully online degree programs.
At Home in College (AHC)   A college transition program that works with over 600 high school seniors from twenty New York City public high schools and 100 students from CUNY GED programs to increase their college enrollment, retention and, ultimately, college graduation rates.
College Now (CN)   Offers dual enrollment activities in 350 New York City public high schools to ensure that graduating students are ready to complete college-level work successfully.
Creative Arts Team (CAT)   Uses theater as a medium to challenge at-risk young people with participatory drama workshops and residencies that promote intellectual growth and positive social development in communities throughout New York City.
CUNY Prep   Offers out-of-school youth between the ages of 16 and 18 an opportunity for full-time study for the purposes of re-entering high school or qualifying for admission to college by obtaining a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
Early College Initiative (ECI)   Blends a rigorous college-prep curriculum with the opportunity to earn up to two years of college credit while in high school, providing students with the confidence and skills necessary to graduate from both high school and college.
Middle Grades Initiative (MGI)   Prepares public school students for rigorous high school and college-level work by providing school-based tutoring, advising and counseling, early college awareness activities, arts education resources in core subject classes and parent/family outreach.
New York City Science & Engineering Fair (NYCSEF)   The largest high school research competition in NYC, sponsored by the New York City Department of Education and the City University of New York, with hundreds of student participants each year from all over the five boroughs.
School Support Organization (SSO)   Provides resources that include partnerships, professional development opportunities, faculty consultants, research centers and student events to middle, high and early college schools that are committed to providing a rigorous academic program to prepare all students for success in college.
Language and Literacy Programs
CUNY Start   An intensive pre-college math, academic reading/writing and college advisement program to prepare HS and GED graduates for a successful transition to college level studies.
CUNY Adult Literacy   Provides classes in Adult Literacy, English for Speakers of Other Languages, GED preparation, mathematics, basic education in the native language, and a variety of special topics courses in such areas as health, family literacy and work preparation.
CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP) An intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program to help CUNY students improve their English language skills, while building the academic and computer skills they need for college.
Workforce Development and Adult and Continuing Education
Adult and Continuing Education (ACE)   Programs, courses and certificates that offer an unrivaled array of opportunities for career advancement and professional development, skill development, and personal growth, all for affordable prices, on flexible schedules, and at locations throughout New York City.
College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment (COPE)   Offers a variety of support services including: educational counseling, assistance with registration/scheduling, tutoring, childcare referrals and preparation for social service appointments to help you meet college and HRA requirements in order to graduate!
CUNY311   A collaboration between the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) and the City University of New York, which provides qualified CUNY students with the opportunity to work as part-time Call Center Representatives within New York City's Customer Service Center.
CUNY Career PATH   A program supporting adult workers without jobs or looking to advance their careers by providing opportunities to earn both industry-recognized credentials and college credits and to find jobs in one of five sectors: Business, Education, Food Service & Hospitality, Healthcare, and Manufacturing.
CUNY Institute for Software Development and Design (CISD)   Pairs CUNY's experienced faculty members with software industry professionals and governmental institutions to sponsor research, create new software technologies, provide specialized professional development courses and create job opportunities.
Jobs Plus   Assists members in their pursuit of economic independence and security through meaningful employment that provides career and social advancement opportunities, while helping to eliminate economic, educational and social disincentives when seeking and maintaining employment.