College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York

 What Is Pathways?

The Pathways to Degree Completion Initiative is CUNY’s new general education framework which allows students to transfer their general-education, pre-major and elective credits seamlessly among CUNY’s colleges.  It guarantees that general education requirements fulfilled at one CUNY college will automatically transfer to another CUNY college and fulfill that area/bucket requirement as well. 

In Fall 2013, CUNY implemented the Pathways initiative across its undergraduate colleges to ease student transfer between CUNY colleges, remove roadblocks to student progress and ensure that courses meet high student learning standards. The centerpiece of this initiative is a 30-credit general education Common Core; and for CUNY Senior Colleges, a 6 to 12 credit College Option Requirement.