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Eligibility for the College Discovery Program

 For First-Time College Freshman Students:

  • High school graduate or earned a state-approved equivalency diploma (GED)
  • American citizen or legal resident
  • New York City residency minimum of one year
  • Demonstrate financial need as set by the New York State guidelines
  • Considered academically under-prepared, as set by the CUNY College Discovery Program admissions criteria, but exhibit academic potential
  • Have not previously attended college or any other post-secondary institution
  • Must have an approved summer experience if necessary

For Transfer Students:

  • Must have been enrolled in a similar program (HEOP, EOP, SEEK, CD) at their previous college in addition to meeting other eligibility criteria.
  • Must provide a Transfer Request Form from the SEEK/College Discovery Program office of previous college. It may be brought in personally, mailed or faxed to the College Discovery Office. Fax Number (718) 368-5997.
  • Military veterans who may have earned up to 18 credits of college-level work prior to entrance into the military service may also be eligible to transfer.  For more details, inquire with program office (718) 368 - 5520.                    


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