The City University of New York’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) is an exciting program that enables eligible students to earn their Associate Degree as quickly as possible. The ASAP Program at Kingsborough Community College draws on the best resources of the College to prepare our students to complete their Associate Degree and transfer to a four-year college/university of their choice.
Students are required to complete at least 12 (15)credits each semester and commit to earning their Associate’s degree within two to three years. The hallmarks of the Kingsborough ASAP program include:
ASAP students eligible for federal and/or state financial aid receive additional ASAP funding to pay the balance of tuition and school fees.
Voucher for Textbooks
Each semester ASAP students receive a textbook voucher each semester.
Each month ASAP students are eligible to receive a monthly metro card to travel to and from campus.
All ASAP students are required to attend an intense four day summer institute at the end of August/beginning September. The institute connected students with their ASAP peers and advisors, introduced them to campus and student life. During the school year, ASAP students are organized in cohorts of no more than twenty-seven students and are taught by top faculty.
During the first year we provided ASAP students a range of scheduling options designed to help them balance college life with the demands of work and family. ASAP students choose from a variety of convenient morning, afternoon, evening class schedules.
ASAP students are assigned to an advisor. The role of an advisor is to be a facilitator, coach, teacher, counselor and mentor. The advisors at Kingsborough Community College provide academic advisement to motivate and maximize the development and growth of ASAP students. They assist students in gaining knowledge and awareness of their strengths and weaknesses as well as the skills that are necessary for academic and personal success. Specifically, the advisors provide timely & accurate information regarding curriculum & graduation requirements, assess student progress to identify at-risk students to refer to appropriate campus resources and aid students to develop an academic plan with appropriate course sequencing in all majors, and transfer options to baccalaureate programs at senior colleges.
Throughout the academic year, skilled tutors work with ASAP students to give them an academic boost outside the classroom. Students taking a developmental class are expected to take supplemental class to assist them in passing their developmental class.
Our Job Developer works with ASAP students to develop their resume, strengthen interview skills, explore career interests and coordinate campus job opportunities.