What educational background or degrees are required for "My Turn"?
For our qualified "My Turn" applicants, the College requested, and was granted, permission to waive The City University of New York college admission requirement for a High School or General Equivalency Diploma.
Who attends the "My Turn" Program?
Interested, qualified (by age and residence) individuals who wish to participate in this program. They can be employed, unemployed, never employed, or, retired. They can be professionals, have advanced degrees, college degrees or, never even attended high school.
How many credits must be taken?
Each semester "My Turn" students are permitted to take as few, or as many, credits as they wish.
When can I enroll?
There are four times each year when students can enroll at the College to start classes:
* Fall Semester (Early September)
* Winter Module (Late December)
* Spring Semester (Beginning of February)
* Summer Module (Middle of June)
Are "My Turn" students treated differently or separated from other students or activities? Absolutely NOT! Aside from being given a special-for-them time for registration, "My Turn" students are never apart--they are all an integrated part of the regular student body. Courses and classes, study and homework, assignments and tests, participation in all activities, social and cultural events, the use of all facilities (gym, library, beach, bookstore, cafeteria, learning center, etc.) are the same for all registered KCC students. When required work is satisfactorily completed, college credit is given.
Is any special assistance given to "My Turn" students?
CERTAINLY. Because most "My Turn" students have been away from school for some time, the program includes individual counseling before and during registration. Academic counseling is available throughout the semester. As needed, such services as tutoring, study and help with learning problems, guidance and transfer to senior colleges on
graduation are available. Other services include: an active "My Turn" club; frequent sessions with other students in the program to discuss special problems and answer questions; lectures and forums concerning specific interests of older adults (nutrition, bereavement, work options, health, politics, volunteering, government regulations, etc.); health fairs, social gatherings, outings, workshops, and opportunity to be personally involved are part of "My Turn."
Do many "My Turn" students attend KCC?
Yes, in each academic year more than 2,000 "My Turn" students are in attendance. Because of the program's vitality and blending of interests, "My Turn" students are comfortable in the KCC atmosphere.
How much does the "My Turn" program cost?
As part of The City University of New York, Kingsborough permits qualified students into the "My Turn" program, tuition-FREE. Only the $80 registration fee must be paid each semester. Some courses may require students to buy supplies or textbooks. They are available from the college bookstore.