College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York

 Why Pathways

The City University of New York (CUNY) recognized that it met its historic access mission only halfway when it admitted and enrolled qualified students. By doing so, it also acknowledged its responsibility for helping its students remain engaged in meaningful and rigorous study; while simultaneously, making it possible for them to complete all of their degree requirements in a sensible and timely manner.

Thus, the Pathways Initiative was developed and designed to offer students a curriculum which both benefitted student learning and increased degree rate completion. As a result, it accomplished CUNY’s mission to improve and smooth the transfer credit process among CUNY colleges; and at the same time, addressed from the outset course content and quality, rather than solely focusing on the technical articulation of courses between community and senior colleges.