College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York

 Adults Returning to the Classroom (ARC)

Whether you've taken time off for parenthood, your career, or personal reasons, ARC - College of Staten Island 's service for returning and nontraditional students - makes it possible for you to complete your degree at one of the finest institutions in New York City.

Now, more than ever, adults are turning to college to satisfy a variety of lifestyle changes. Education can be the means by which adults:

  • Prepare for entry into the workforce
  • Expand employment options
  • Earn an associate's and/or bachelor's degree
  • Participate in classes for personal fulfillment

CSI's administration of this service is supportive, understanding and flexible, so you'll be able to reach your goals in a time and manner that work for you.

ARC offers:

  • Personalized and individual pre-admissions counseling
  • Evaluation of prior education
  • Possible life experience credits
  • Priority registration
  • Classes designated for adults only
  • Flexible day and evening sessions

ARC can make it easy for you to take the first step toward realizing your dream of a college degree. ARC offers personalized services from pre-admissions counseling through registration, and provides guidance and support as adult students make choices about their careers and education.

To make an appointment to speak with an admissions advisor, please call 718.982.2470 or send e-mail to