Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP)

ASAP is designed to help motivated community college students earn their degrees as quickly as possible, with a goal of graduating at least 50% of students within three years. Key ASAP program features include a consolidated block schedule, cohorts by major, small class size, required full-time study and comprehensive advisement and career development services. Financial incentives include tuition waivers for financial aid eligible students and free use of textbooks and monthly Metrocards for all students.

  • ASAP is supported by the City and State of New York, the Robin Hood Foundation, and the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation.

HOW DO I APPLY TO ASAP? Follow these six easy steps to get started:

  1. Apply to Hostos Community College at cuny.edu/admissions.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program application at www.hesc.ny.gov
  3. Get accepted to Hostos Community College College — CONGRATULATIONS! —and accept your offer of admission.
  4. Complete all admissions requirements, including the CUNY Assessment Tests, if necessary. For more information on testing visit: http://www.cuny.edu/academics/testing.html
  5. Complete the ASAP Eligibility Checklist at cuny.edu/asap/checklist to determine your eligibility.
  6. After completing the ASAP Eligibility Checklist at cuny.edu/asap/checklist be sure to check your email for important next steps.


Visit the CUNY ASAP website for more information on the program


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If you are interested in participating in the ASAP program, please contact Laura McGowan, at 718.518.6625 or by email at LMCGOWAN@hostos.cuny.edu.
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